Kia Race Series

The John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler is delighted to be announced as one of the 7 races in the 2020 Kia Race Series.

The John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler will be the first of the series to take place in Munster and will be the 7th and final race in the series building excitement and great interest throughout the year.

Here are our very own St. Finbarr’s representatives Pj and Marion with Olympian Fionnuala McCormack at the official launch.

Olympian Fionnuala McCormack is the Ambassador for KIA Race Series 2020.

4 February 2020; Olympian Fionnuala McCormack was today announced as ambassador for the 2020 KIA Race Series. Now in it’s third year, the series is organised by Pop Up Races and includes seven races nationwide. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The KIA Race Series 2020 

Streets of Portlaoise 5k            March 17th 11:00
Streets of Kilkenny 5k               April 09th   19:30
Bob Heffernan 5k, Enfield        May 19th   20:00
Dunshaughlin 10k                     June 20th   19:30
Roscommon 10 Mile                July 04th   11:30
Edenderry 10 Mile                    July 19th 09:30
John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler                    August 22nd   17:30

About Kia Race Series

  • Elite runners will be invited to each event and will receive complimentary entry.
  • There is a guaranteed prize pot of €10,000 on offer.
  • Athletes must compete in four out of seven races, with the lowest combined points scores over those 4 races winning the series.
  • There is a €1,500 cash prize for the overall male and female series winner.
  • There will be €500 course record bonuses on offer for both the male & female course records at every event (7 x €1,000 in bonuses).
  • If the course record is not broken at a race, that bonus money rolls over into the overall prize pot. For example, if the Male course record is not broken in Portlaoise, the €500 on offer is added to the €1500 overall cash prize, meaning €2,000 cash is then on offer for the overall series winner (and so on).