The 8K FAQ

When is it on?
How can I enter?
How much is it to enter?
Where do I collect my number from?
Where can I park?
Are there changing facilities?
Have ye got a goody bag?
What is the route?
Are ye using chip timing?
What are the prizes like?
What about afterwards? Any chance of a cuppa tea and a bun?

When is it on?
This year’s event is taking place on Sunday 15th Jan 2017 @ 2.30pm.
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How can I enter?
You can enter online at the Athletics Ireland Runzone.
Limited
entries will be taken on the day. Registration online is advisable to avoid disappointment.
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How much is it to enter?
Even though we offer superb cash prizes, chip timing, hot showers and refreshments, we have managed to provide our participants with a low entry fee of only €20.
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Where do I collect my number from?
The Mercy Secondary School (Scoil Bhride) in Tuam has once again kindly allowed us to use their facilities to act as our Race HQ. The Race HQ is along the Dublin Road across from the Credit Union and just a short distance from Start/Finish (You can find directions by following the link above). Number collection will take place from 11:30AM.


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Where can I park?
There will be limited parking available at Race HQ. It is also possible to park in the Tuam Cathedral car park on Bishop St. Alternative parking arrangements will be signposted on the day.


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Are there changing facilities?
Yes – there are changing and shower facilities available at Race HQ.
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Have ye got a goody bag?
Yes! The goodie bag will be a surprise this year and guaranteed for the first 300 entrants. Don’t put off the inevitable, register now!
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What is the route?
The route is fast and flat beginning and ending on the Dublin Rd. The route starts with a decent downhill via Stockwell/Purcell Rd. Left turn onto Vicar St and left again onto the Cloontooa Rd. The next km evens out will a little rise heading out the countryside. Route stays very flat along Cloontooa Rd. Turning left onto the Athenry Rd the route remains fair. Passing the entrance to the golf club brings a well-deserved downhill section. A little rise over the railway bridge, remember to ‘keep left on the bridge’ brings participants back into town for the final push for home. The route ends with a slight downhill finish as it approaches the Dublin Rd again. You can see full details of the route here.




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Are ye using chip timing?
We are indeed.
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What are the prizes like?
There are very generous cash prizes for the First 3 Men and Women and cash prizes for all age categories – M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70 for men and W40, W45, W50, W55, W60, W65 and W70 for women. We also have first two teams Men and Women.
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What about afterwards? Any chance of a cuppa tea and a bun?
Well, you mustn’t have heard of Tuam AC’s legendary “hospitality tent” (OK, it’s more of a hospitality hall actually). Anyways, as well as providing hot showers, one of the things we pride ourselves on in Tuam AC is that after the race, there will be tea, coffee, cake, buns and snacks and we promise that our post race refreshments will be as tasty as ever!
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2 thoughts on “The 8K FAQ”

  1. Love Tuam and have some good friends there.
    Looking forward to my first Tuam 8k, and hope to run sub 37 mins which would be a pb.
    Good luck to all..
    John G (Mayo AC)

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