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NUIG SU Charity Aquathon 2016

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The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February 2016. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan.

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. There will be a prize for the top fundraiser this year!

You can sign up in the Students’ Union office now and collect your Sponsorship Card. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants.

5 week training plan for complete beginners by Dr Jane Walsh NUI Galway. Read her blog Running to Stand Still here.

Complete the Entry Form Here. Return same to the Students’ Union Office and collect your Sponsorship Card. Sponsorship cards and funds raised can be returned to the Students’ Union office or brought with you on the morning of the race.

Fundraise Online for the Aquathon here.

THANK YOU: Kingfisher, NUI Galway, NUI Galway Triathlon Club, Advertees for the t-shirts, College Bar Catering for lunch, the SU Shop for the snacks and water!

Event Schedule for Competitors: 

  •          9.30am-10.30am Registration in the Sports Centre
  •          10.30am Competitor Briefing and group photo
  •          11am  First wave of competitors enter the pool
  •          11.30am First group of runners start the run
  •          1.30pm Lunch and prize giving

We are grouping competitors according to their estimated times for each part of the event so the fastest swimmers will be going in the pool first and moving on to start the run first. This way we don’t have people crashing in to each other!

Equipment Required: 

1. Swim: Swimming togs, flip flops, swimming hat, goggles, towel etc.

2. Run: Running gear, proper runners (no shoes, boots etc. allowed)

NUIG SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 2016

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 2016

On Saturday 5th March the NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb will be taking place in association with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club.

The event will be raising money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/16. Croagh Patrick is situated near the town of Westport, Co. Mayo and rises to a height of 762m above sea level.

To take part you need to fill out a registration form and return same to the Students’ Union Office. We will then give you a sponsorship card.

Participants need to raise a minimum of €40 to take part in the event and this will include return bus and a free t-shirt.

All funds raised must be returned to the Students’ Union office by 5pm on Wednesday 2nd of March.

You can also download the registration form HERE and you can fundraise online HERE.

Provisional Event Timetable:

9.30am SHARP Bus leaves from the Quad

11am Bus Arrives at Croagh Patrick. Final Briefing.

11.30am Climb Begins

1.30pm Lunch break and photos at the top of Croagh Patrick

2pm Descent Begins

4pm Bus leaves Croagh Patrick

5.30pm approx. Bus arrives at the Quad


Before you can board the bus you must have all of the following items:

Walking boots (with ankle support!) PLEASE NOTE: Runners, hiking shoes, shoes and Doc Martens are not permitted as they provide no grip or ankle support.

Trousers (not Jeans)

Rucksack/Bag Waterproofs (no Ponchos)

Hats and Gloves

Food and Drink (at least 1.5 litres of drinking water/fluids)

Spare Clothing and Shoes