Sports events

Are you taking part in an upcoming race or challenge? Or perhaps seeking a motivation to get fit or start a new hobby?


Why not take the opportunity to raise money for children and adults with an intellectual disability and autism in Galway by nominating Ability West as your chosen charity. 

Whether it's cycling, swimming, running or racing through mud, taking part in a physical challenge is a fun and rewarding way to support our fundraising programme. 

Below are some upcoming races and challenges that are taking place in the Galway area.  Once you have chosen an event, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page and Ability West will be in touch regarding sponsorship cards and materials. 

Upcoming Sports Events for your Diary
Connemarathon April 22nd Learn more
Connemara Adventure Challenge May 5th Learn more
VHI Women's Mini Marathon June 3rd Learn more
The Great Galway Bike Ride June 10th Learn more
Gaelforce West June 21st Learn more
Tough Mudder July 21st-22nd Learn more
Streets of Galway August 11th Learn more
Run Galway Bay October 6th Learn more
Dublin Marathon October 28th Learn more

For enquiries about taking part in a sports challenge in aid of Ability West,  please contact the Communication and Development Officer, on 091 540939 or 087 7730105 or by emailing