Home About us Background The inaugural Clifden Lifeboat 10k Race took place on the 14th September 2008, in a bid to raise funds for the RNLI and the Clifden Lifeboat.
The event was held close to the anniversary of a tragic event which shocked the West Galway community. The MVF St Oliver sank in bad weather on the 17th September 2004, claiming the lives of 4 local fishermen, including 18 year old Mikey Mullen, who had only been at sea for 6 months. This race was organised as a tribute to Mikey and the other three fishermen who lost their lives.
Due to the overwhelming positive response we have received following the first race, it was decided to make this into a yearly fixture.
The race is open to all athlethes, as well as leisure runners and walkers, and can be entered into individually or as teams of 3 or 4 people.
Registration and number collection will be from 12.30 (place to be confirmed). The race will begin at 2pm, at the court House, (across from the Topaz Petrol station). There will be 2 water stations, one at the mid point and one at the finish line.
Public car Parking is available:
Beside the Station House Hotel on the N59 Galway rd (free).
At the Church beside the Court House across from the Topaz petrol station.
In the Supervalue car park on the Square (please note this car park operates shop hours).
Or on the street (free on Sundays).
Public toilets are available:
In Supervalue, on The Square (across from the Alcock and Brown; enter and turn left at the trolleys).
At the Topaz petrol station.
The coach park, across from the Station House Hotel (coin operated). more… Clifden Lifeboat 10k Run Do you have what it takes?