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 €8,000 bonus fund available for course records.

The series is 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 commemorative t-shirt.

The Kia Race Series is an 8 race series taking place between March and September 2018.

The overall series winner (Male & Female) will drive away in a brand new Kia Stonic to use for 1 year. There will also be €7,000 available in course record bonuses over the course of the series.

Each of the first 7 events are established road races in the running calendar, and the grand finale will take place at the Mondello Park International 10k on September 9th.

The rules are simple – take part in 5 of the 8 races, and the lowest cumulative score wins the series. For example, 5 first places means 5 points which means a brand new car to use for 1 year!

The one condition is that you must run in the series finale in Mondello to be in with a chance of winning use the car. There will also be some terms and conditions from Kia on the car usage, which the winner will have for 12 months from the day of the last race in Mondello.