Thank you for getting in touch with us. The following piece outlines what we do, and what you as our customer does in relation to your event.

Pop Up Races are a race timing company. Contrary to what the name suggests, we have very little to do with the organistaion of your race outside of the timing of the event on race day. Our scope (in relation to running races) is the following:

  • Race timing: We provide timing points at the start and finish of the race to provide chip times for all participants
  • Live Results: These times are then published on our website in live time, and we provide the results you need (whether its top 3, 5, 10, age categories or teams). We are flexible to suit our customers needs here
  • Finish Line Infrastructure: Our packages also include the supply of finish gantry, clock, music and finish photos via our Facebook page. The gantry can be branded to suit your needs (at an additional cost)

  • Race Numbers & Safety Pins: Our timing chips are integrated onto the back of our race numbers. These are included as part of our timing package.
  • Merchandise: Our in house graphic designer will design and source medals, tshirts, hats, bottles (whatever you require!)

In advance of the race, we work in partnership with Eventmaster, Irelands leading online registration platform. Through Eventmaster, you will have access to their vast suite of products including marketing campaigns and additional fundraising campaigns.


From your own perspective as race organiser, you need to consider everything else (outside of timing and registration) as your responsibility. This includes items such as (for example)

  • Your race route
  • Your race HQ
  • Marshalling
  • First aid
  • Water stations
  • Dealing with gardai / local autorities
  • Entry fees

Athletics Ireland have a comprehensive handbook on roadracing.

Athletics Ireland is the governing body in Ireland and we recommend applying for a permit which will in turn cover your race insurance amongst other things. Details of the process can be found here: