13 December 2017

Kia Ireland sponsoring a running race series

Kia Ireland is sponsoring a new nationwide running race series through 2018 which will bring together seven established regional races and a new closed running event at Mondello Park, writes Brian Byrne.

The Kia Race Series will kick off in March with The Streets of Portlaoise 5k with the finale event in Mondello Park organised in September by Pop Up Races.

The Kia Race Series is encouraging Ireland’s best male and female distance athletes to compete against each other, with a new Kia Stonic up for grabs for both the overall male and female winner of the series.

To be eligible to win the series, runners must take part in five of the eight races including the finale. There is the added incentive of €7,000 bonus fund available for course records. The series also open to runners of all abilities from elite to club to weekend warriors with all those who take part in the series receiving a commentative t-shirt. For more details and to enter on-line go to kiaraceseries.com.

Pictured at the launch of the series are Catherina McKiernan and Mick Clohisey, with James Brooks, MD of Kia Ireland.