Peugeot Ireland has been named as the official vehicle partner of the Pop-Up Races for the 2023 racing season, which will include events across Ireland.

Peugeot said the partnership with Pop Up Races is part of its ongoing commitment to supporting local communities and promoting healthy lifestyles.

This year’s series sees the continuation of a new team competition with a guaranteed prize pot of €18,000.

Pictured: Irish Olympian Lizzie Lee of Leevale AC who won the series (individual & team) in 2022

Added to a prize fund of €5,000 for the individual competition and €8,000 available for new course record bonuses, this year’s Series prize pot totals €31,000.

The 2023 Pop Up Race Series will kick off with the ‘Streets of Portlaoise 5k’ on 17th March. The full race calendar includes a range of distances, from 5km to 10 miles, with events taking place in various towns and cities across Ireland.

The Peugeot Race Series 2023:

  • 17th March Streets of Portlaoise 5k
  • 6th April Streets of Kilkenny 5k
  • 16th May Bob Heffernan / Mary Hanley 5km (Enfield)
  • 21st May Ashling Murphy Memorial 4 Mile (Tullamore)
  • 17th June Dunshaughlin 10k
  • 1st July Roscommon 10 Mile
  • 16th July Edenderry 10 Mile
  • 19th August Cork City 10 Mile

“We are delighted to partner with Pop Up Races for the 2023 season,” said Luke Messitt, sales director at Peugeot Ireland. “We believe that this partnership reflects our shared values of promoting a healthy lifestyle and supporting local communities.

“We are looking forward to supporting the events throughout the year and to seeing the positive impact that the series will have on local communities.”

Pictured L-R: Brian Conroy (Pop Up Races), Luke Messitt (Peugeot Ireland) and Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC)


Pop Up Races founder, Brian Conroy, added: “As Ireland’s leading race timing and event management company, we are passionate about running. We pride ourselves on working with local race/club directors in the Peugeot Race Series to deliver a quality race from start to finish.”