UPDATED STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 2: CLICK HERE

The Kia Race Series is back for 2022.

The Line Up (and associated course records):

ELITE ENTRIES:

  • We have a limited number of FREE ENTRIES for Elite athletes. Criteria over 5km is sub 15min men / 17min women. If you do not have a recent 5k time, but have comparable 10k, 10 mile times, these will also be considered. All elite enquiries to office@popupraces.ie.

**Only the top 5 in the standings after round 3 will be invited as free entries to Dunshaughlin due to capacity limits at the event.

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

  • Elite runners will be invited to each event and will receive complimentary entry. 
  • This year, race organisers have moved from offering access to the car as prize for overall series winner to cash prizes.
  • There is a guaranteed prize pot of €27,000 on offer. Athletes must compete in four out of seven races, with the lowest combined points scores over those 4 races winning the series, as per previous years.
  • There is a €1,500 cash prize for the overall male and female series winner with €1,000 for the second placed male and female
  • There will be €500 course record bonuses on offer for both the male & female course records at every event. (7 x €1,000 in bonuses)
  • Team – There will be a €15,000 prize pot for team prize, €7000, €5000, €3000 for top 3 teams.
  • Teams will consist of 6 participants, 3 male/3 female.
  • Teams will be scored based on placings in the race, and the team winner from each race will get 10points, 9 for second and so on down to 1 point for 10th place team. The team with the highest points at the end of the series will be overall winner. One team per club will count in scoring
  • Teams must be from Athletics Ireland affiliated clubs.

FAQ’S RE TEAM EVENT:

  • You do not need to declare teams on a week to week basis. Your first 3 males and females in the results associated with your club will form the team score.
  • Teams can do as many or as few races as they wish. The winning team in Portlaoise (for example) will get 10 points, 9 for second and so on. Each race will be the same format and the team at the top of the table after 7 races will be the team winner.
  • Team scores are based on Gender Rank in the race. So if the winning female comes in 20th overall, she contributes 1 point (and not 20) to the overall team score. The best team score achievable at any race is 12 (M 1,2,3 – F 1,2,3)

PRESS RELEASE 08/2/22: https://www.popupraces.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Return-of-Kia-Race-Series-2022.pdf