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Brain Tumour Ireland 10K/5K run 2018

4th November 2018

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families, takes place on Sunday, 4th November in Corkagh Park Dublin.
There is a 10k/5k timed race for individuals, and for the first time ever we have a team entry option, so get your friends or work colleagues involved and see if you can be the fastest team!
As usual we have an untimed 5k family fun run/walk option (buggies allowed) and this year we will also do a special short kids fun run for the under 12s. This will take place before the adult race.

This event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project co-ordinated by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). We will donate the mileage covered in Corkagh Park to the IBTA’s “World Walk” target of circling the earth to raise awareness of brain tumours globally.

To help contribute to the mileage and donate to the work of Brain Tumour Ireland, come join us in Corkagh Park! See further information below:

When: Sunday, 4th November 2018
Where: Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Start time: 11am
Sign in and t-shirt pick up: 9.30 – 10.15am
Meet: Car park at St. John’s Grove entrance (**NB this is the main entrance to Corkagh Park off Fonthill Road South NOT the N7**)

Online registration is preferred but on the day registration is available between 9.30-10.15am


  • 10k timed run individual entry – €20 (Free technical race t-shirt & timing chip)
  • 5k timed run  individual entry –  €15 (Free technical race t-shirt & timing chip)
  • 5k timed team entry – €50 for a team of 4 (Free technical race t-shirt & timing chip)
  • 5k untimed run & walk – €10 (Free t-shirt)
  • Kids fun run – €5 (Prize)

 for 1st place in the individual 5K & 10K timed races as well as the 5K team race.


  • Bag/Key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments at finish line

Clane 10k & 5k Family Fun Run 2018

10th November 2018


Following hugely successful events in 2016 & 2017, the Clane 10k & 5k Family Fun Run in association with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland takes place on November 10th, 2018

The race was a complete sell out in 2017 with over 650 registrations, and the expectation is that this years event will sell out even quicker

With a fantastic technical tshirt, a bespoke medal and legendary post race refreshments on offer courtesy of ClaneGAA, it’s an event not to be missed.

There will be number pick up from 8pm-9pm on the Friday night, as well as from 8:30am on the morning.


Run The Line 2018

10th November 2018

Glencullen Adventure Park

11:00 am

‘Run The Line’ is a fundraising event for Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, taking place on Saturday 10 November 2018. The event consists of two separate races (13km and 26km) across the Dublin Mountains, starting and finishing in Glencullen Adventure Park, and taking in many spectacular locations along the way offering breath-taking views of Dublin.

The Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team was set up to help people in need of assistance in the hills and mountains, and we cater for a broad range of recreational users of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. For a number of years we have successfully run both night and day time hikes over the mountains, to fundraise for our life-saving activities. There is always a cadre of lean, hardy hill-runners who choose to do these events much faster that the majority, by running across the routes. We decided that it might be worthwhile to host an event specifically for runners and so the idea for ‘Run The Line’ was born.

This year, our fundraising focus is aimed at supporting our continuing efforts to finally have a home that is purpose built for the needs of a very busy rescue team. It needs to be somewhere we can train, store essential gear and equipment, and can also act as a base from which we can coordinate search and rescue operations. The team will be out in full force in Glencullen Adventure Park, and along the route, helping to ensure that ‘Run The Line’ is an enjoyable and safe event for all participants and their supporters!


The race start is at 11.00am and will be having an early start for the long course (only) at 10.00am. No need to tell us in advance if you want to do “an early”, just be there ready to go.

Registration on the morning from 9am

€39 for first 100 entries, €49 thereafter

Trophies for 1st 2nd and 3rd for men and women and for both races distances. Medals for all competitors.



  • 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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