Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Kia Race Series

A new race series has been announced for 2018, The Kia Race Series. This race series brings seven existing races under the one banner and adds a new 'closed road' event in Mondello Park. The series is the brainchild of Pop Up Races, who will manage timing for all the races, and will be the race organisers for the final event in Mondello.

Here are the races in the series:


Prizes:

The Kia Race Series will hopefully encourage more competitive racing in the elite field as there is 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.

Elite runners across Ireland will be invited to all eight events with athletes receiving points for their finishing position (one for first, two for second and so on). The male and female athletes with the lowest points total at the end of the series will each win use of the car for a year.

Average Runner:

For the average runner, like myself, there will be a commemorative t-shirt for anyone who completes the series.

You can enter the full series for €125, or the 8 individually would cost €140.

Launch:

There was some high profile names present yesterday at the launch, with Catherina McKiernan and Mick Clohisey endorsing the series. I think this is a step in the right direction to hopefully encourage more competitive racing in the country.


Here's the link to the registration page for the Full Series
Here's the link to the Kia Series website, which will track leaderboards, etc.

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