Pop Up Races are delighted to announce that Peugeot will continue to be the title sponsors for the 2024 “Peugeot Race Series”, which will kick off on March 17th at it’s traditional venue in Portlaoise for the ever popular “Streets of Portlaoise” 5km Road Race.

This years race series will be the biggest yet, with a prize pot of €33,000 on offer over the duration of the series.

The race schedule for the series is as follows:

  • Streets of Portlaoise 5km – March 17th (1)
  • Streets of Kilkenny 5km – March 28th (1)
  • Aisling Murphy 4 Mile, Tullamore (Offaly) – 19th May (1)
  • Bob Heffernan 5km, Enfield (Meath) – 21st May (1)
  • Dunshaughlin 10km, (Meath) – 22nd June (1)
  • Roscommon 10 Mile – June 29th (2)
  • Edenderry 10 Mile – 14th July (2)
  • Cork City 10km – 18th August (2)
  • Charleville International Half Marathon – September 15th (2)

What we know so far:

  • Elite runners will be invited to each event and will receive complimentary entry. 
  • There is a guaranteed prize pot of €33,000 on offer. (Teams €18,000, Individuals €6,000, Course Records €9,000, €500 per race, male and female)
  • This season, the individual series will be split into 2 “mini series” comprising of Series 1 (first 5 races of the Series) and Series 2 (remaining 4 races). Each mini series will have a winning prize for each male and female of €1,500 (€6,000 in total)
  • Scoring is as per previous years, with a point being awarded for each place. So if an athlete is first in 4 races, their score is 4 points. The lowest score is the winner.
  • Mini series 1 – the athletes best 4 scores from 5 races will count.
  • In Mini series 2, it will be their best 3 from 4 races.
  • Team – There will be a €18,000 prize pot for team prize, €10,000, €5000, €3,000 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. One team per club will count in scoring. In a change from 2023, Team scores will be based off the best 7 scores from the 9 races. In the event of a tie, the team with the most race wins will finish ahead. If this is also a tie, then the team who participated in the most events will finish ahead.
  • Teams must be from Athletics Ireland affiliated clubs.


  • 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 4 will be invited as free entries to Dunshaughlin due to capacity limits at the 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 8 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)