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Annacurra Camogie's 5 Bounds Challenge (5k - 10k)

17th November 2018

A run to raise funds for Annacurra Camogie Club. The 5km family run will be through the lovely Roddenagh Woods taking in the Ciaran Shannon Walk. The 10k is a different story and not for the faint of heart. A tough course with a 1,000ft climb in the first half where the race peaks at the 5 Bounds. But what goes up must come down and so there’ll be plenty of time for recovery on the way down!

Changing rooms with shower facilities will be available. Tea, coffee, sausage rolls, sambos & cake will be served in the hall. Hot chocolate will be served to our smallest supporters.

Wicklow Spitroasting are providing us with a Pig-on-a-spit for refueling after the event!!!!

Online registration for this event will close on Friday 16th November.  Click here to register online.

Note re Entry Fees & T-shirts:

The 10k entry fee increases to €30 (€20 Juvenile) for on the day registrations. The 5k entry fee increases to €15 on the day.

The Family rate includes a t-shirt for children on first come first served basis.

Only those who register online are guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts can be collected on the day on a first come first serve basis.

On the day registration opens at 9:00am.  Race starts at Annacurra church carpark/ Woods entrance and finishes at Annacurra Community Hall.


Prizes for 10k: Cash prize of €100 for 1st male & female. Trophy for 1st Over 50 and also for 1st Boy and 1st Girl finishers in 10k Juvenile



The Gingerbread Run 2018

18th November 2018

12.00pm. Portarlington GAA Club

The Gingerbread Run is back for 2018. We have another half marathon and 10k and of course its all for charity.

Each runner will get a t shirt, medal, hat, gingerbread man and a very very special gift that we are going on and will launch soon !

The event will start at 12 noon and there will be prizes for 1,2,3 for both male/female in both distances.

Stook 10 Mile & 5k Challenge

18th November


Stook 10 Mile is hosted by Gowran AC and Young Ireland’s GAA club to raise funds for their juvenile squads.

Since its inaugural outing in 2012, the race has earned a reputation as a tough but enjoyable mid-winter road race that offers a friendly and welcoming community atmosphere. 5 years on Stook attracts runners across a wide range of abilities. We are very popular with runners from running clubs, bootcamps, triathlon clubs – with various clubs in Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Tipperary, Cork, Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Meath taking part in 2016.


In addition to the accurate course (jones counter measured), chip timing, online results and water stations you’d expect from a club organised race there will be individual, category and team prizes on offer. Entry fee is €20.00 online. The race starts from Dungarvan Church, 3 miles south of Gowran village, which is 15 minutes drive from J7 on the M9 motorway. There will be changing facilities, refreshments, sandwiches and cake for all in the parish hall afterwards! All proceeds from the race go to the juvenile members of Gowran AC and Young Ireland’s GAA Club.


If you feel that 10 miles is just a little too much! We also have a 5km dash/fun walk. Starting and finishing from the same place as the 10 mile race the 5k loop takes in much the same beautiful scenery without the epic hill. The 5km dash/fun walk is a guaranteed enjoyable day out, why not bring the kids? Entry fee for the the dash/walk costs just €10 online or €15 on the day and under 12’s are only €5. Family rates available on the day.



  • The Calcutta Run 2018
    We engaged the services of Pop Up Races for this years Calcutta Run, promoted by the Law Society of Ireland.

    Pop Up Races provided the race tshirts, as well as race timing, gantry hire, clock hire, lead car hire and event management services.
    We experienced exceptional merchandise service in the run up to the event. The ordered t-shirts arrived a week before the expected date and the quality of these were excellent.
    Brian and his team on the day looked after the timing of the event, and put systems in place to ensure that even when people decided before and during the run to switch from the 10k to the 5k, the results were unaffected. Results were published in live time on the Pop Up Races website, and everything ran extremely smoothly. 
    We would have no problem recommending Pop Up Races, they provided an excellent service at an affordable price.
  • The Ben 5k

    Thoroughly professional outfit. I dealt with Brian throughout. Instant communication regardless of the time of day, and the whole process was completely seamless.

    Delivered everything they promised but also added value with tonnes of photos of the event, assistance with on the day regiatration and delivered top quality tees which our runners / joggers are still talking about.

    Brian came down the week of the event to deliver numbers / tees and to do a reccy of the course / startline before hand. This led to a seamless set up on the day.

    And all this at a very competitive price.

    Thanks so much Brian and team, look forward to working with you again. #ben5k

  • Superhero Series – FAB MEDALS, FAB SERVICE!

    "I have used Pop Up Races for over 2 years now to time my Superhero races in Aid of our Lady's Children’s hospital in Crumlin. We have raised tens of thousands of euros during this period, and Brian & Dave have been instrumental in this. Always a pleasure to deal with and they give a top class service at all races we do from 5k to half marathon!

    This year, their medal designer has come up with a brilliant medal at a great price which will be on offer to all participants in Wicklow at Junes race!"

    Wayne – Race director

  • Maynooth 10K

    "Maynooth 10k / 5k went brilliantly last Sunday. Thanks to Brian and team at Pop-up races for doing
    such a great job handling over 700 participants in 2 races and making it all look easy and fun!"

    Una – Race Director

  • Edenderry 10 mile

    "Really professional from the time of booking right through to the end of the event. We held our first 10mile race event in Edenderry and the lads were brilliant. Managed everything and provided a great atmosphere for runners at the start and finish. Highly recommend pop up races and we'll definitely be booking them for next year"

    Paul – Edenderry AC

  • Carlow Rugby Run

    "As one of the team organising the inaugural Carlow Rugby Run I want to thank Brian and his team for everything that they did for us. Right from our first contact with Pop up Races we received a thoroughly professional service, incredibly quick responses to all of our queries and exceptional support in promoting and managing our event.

    As good as the pre-event support was, Brian and co. still managed to outdo themselves on the day. They arrived on site first thing, set up, assisted and guided with registration, running order, all the practical site specific stuff. Nothing was a problem for them and the entire run ran like clockwork.

    Cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks Pop up Races"

    Dave – Race director

  • Clew Bay Half Marathon

    "We engaged Pop up Races for our 2016 Half Marathon & 10k following recommendation from awork colleague. I worked closely with the lads for the 9 months prior to the race and found them very helpful and engaging.

    On the day itself, despite awful weather conditions, the races were a huge success and the feedback from runners was universally positive on Pop up Races set up. Their music and PA system used at the finish line created a unique atmosphere, and we have since booked them for our 2017 event."

    Tommy – Marketing manager, Clew Bay Half

  • Longwood 5k/10k 2016

    "For the last 7 years, we have struggled to get a timing company that could produce accurate results in a timely manner, however at the Longwood 5k/10k, 2016, we were in a position to hand out all prizes for all age groups almost immediately after the race, with no issues at all. We also used their paperless registration system on the day which ran smoothly. Brian & Dave were a pleasure to deal with throughout the organisation process and on the day itself."

    Barry – Longwood

  • Donadea Running Club 10k

    “We have used Pop up Races for our event for the last 2 years. Their customer service was second to
    none on the run up to the event, while on the day itself, they managed the race set up along with
    our on the day registration through their “Self Service” registration system. This took the need for
    paper & data input out of the equation for us, making our lives so easy.
    We had our presentation of prizes for the winners and age group winners less than 30 mins after the
    winner had crossed the line, and had no post-race queries in on any of the times on the day.
    Happy to recommend Pop up Races, and looking forward to working with them again this year”

    Emma- Race Director

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Looking for information about a race you are hosting? Submit the details of your event using the “Organiser Registration” form in the Contact Us section and a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours to discuss your event with you.

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