Offaly Athletics and Pop Up Races Ltd are delighted to announce a partnership for 2018 which will result in each of the 9 races in this years road race series being chip timed by Pop Up Races.
Pop Up Races are Ireland’s fastest growing race timing and event management company, and Managing Director (and co-founder) Brian Conroy was delighted to announce the arrangement.
“Having worked with Edenderry Athletics Club in recent years, we have a good knowledge of the club scene in Offaly and are very excited to be part of this years series. Offaly Athletics are a very progressive and well organised county board, and we believe this partnership can only benefit each club in Offaly as well as the participants of each race in the series, who will now get a gun & chip time as well and a unique, memorable & professional race day experience from the Pop Up Races timing team”
Speaking on behalf of Offaly Athletics, Chairman Darren Butler was equally pleased with the announcement.
“The Offaly road race series is a great opportunity for runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities to take part in AAI approved races, organised and run by runners. This partnership should lead to increased numbers at each event, meaning increased revenues that can then be re-invested into grassroots athletics right across the county. We are very much looking forward to working with Brian and his team over the coming year”
The series starts on March 11th at the Naomh Ciaran RC 5k, and details for the series can be found below. Entrants will be able to pre register on www.popupraces.ie, or else register on the day of the event.
Offaly Athletics are keen to emphasise that these events are welcoming, well organised and are open to athletes of all abilities.
THE SERIES (all events are 5k road races)
- Naomh Ciaran RC March 11th
- Ferbane AC 25th March
- Edenderry AC 8th April
- Tullamore Harriers May 13th
- Ballyskenach AC June 1st
- Daingean 29th June
- Clara AC 13th July
- Banagher AC 29th July
- Birr AC 3rd August