Catherina McKiernan and Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne set the pace ahead of the inaugural Kia Race Series which kicks off on the 17th March with The Streets of Portlaoise 5K. The Kia Race Series will bring together seven well established regional races around Ireland under one umbrella with an added closed road running event in Mondello Park.
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. Runners can enter on-line on kiaraceseries.com and join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook @KiaRaceSeries.
The KIA Race Series
Streets of Portlaoise 5k – 17th March 11am
Run with Catherina (Co. Cavan) 10k – Saturday, April 28th 7pm (Provisionally)
Tallaght AC 5k – Sunday May 6th 12pm
Bob Heffernan 5k (Enfield, Co. Meath) – Tuesday 22nd May, 8pm
Braveheart 5k (Trim, Co. Meath) – Friday, June 15th, 8pm
Dunshaughlin 10k Road Race – Saturday, June 23rd, 7:30pm
Roscommon 10 Mile – 7th July 2018, 11:30am
Mondello International 10k – September 9th, 11am