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Tallaght run to be part of fun new race series

Sunday, 14th January, 2018 4:00pm
Tallaght run to be part of fun new race series

Olympians Catherina McKiernan and Mick Clohisey are pictured with Derek Quinn and Sandra Warburton of Tallaght AC at the announcement of the new nationwide running race series for 2018.

Tallaght run to be part of fun new race series

Olympians Catherina McKiernan and Mick Clohisey are pictured with Derek Quinn and Sandra Warburton of Tallaght AC at the announcement of the new nationwide running race series for 2018.

THE Tallaght AC 5k taking place on May 6 this year will be run as a part of a new race series.

Kia Motors Ireland announced recently that the new nationwide running race series will bring together seven well-established regional races around Ireland under one umbrella.

The Kia Race Series kicks off in March with The Streets of Portlaoise 5k and finishes off with the final event in Mondello Park organised for September by Pop Up Races.

On May 6 the Tallaght AC 5k will take place as part of the series.

Tallaght AC’s Derek Quinn and Sandra Warburton were present at the launch alongside running legend Catherina McKiernan and Olympian Mick Clohisey. 

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 final.

There is the added incentive of a €7,000 bonus fund available for course records. 

The series is open to runners of all abilities, from elite 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 www.kiaraceseries.com. ;

James Brooks, Managing Director of Kia Motors Ireland, speaking at the launch, said: “We are really proud to launch the inaugural Kia Race Series.

“Kia is primarily a family brand and we see a great fit between the race series and our customer base.

“The series offers runners of all abilities the chance to participate to the best of their ability and with the addition of the Mondello International 10k we hope to increase opportunities for people to take part in major closed road running events in communities throughout Ireland.” 

He added: “The series will be a great platform for inspiring competitiveness among new and well established runners.

“And with the all new Kia Stonic on offer as the prize for the overall male and female winner of the series.” 

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