25 Apr

Runners Can Still Strike For Sunlight

Port Sunlight 10KBTR Liverpool’s popular Port Sunlight Road Race is set for its third running on Sunday 11 May. Set against the stunning Port Sunlight village, the event is within easy reach of runners across Merseyside and enjoyed immediate success when launched in 2012.

Last year’s event introduced a 5K in addition to the 10K race and resulted in 1,500 entries. With a further increase expected this year, the 5K race will have a start time of 10.00am and the 10K will start at 11.00am to avoid disruption. BTR race director Alan Rothwell commented: “This is always a very popular event due to its unique setting.

“Entries are well up on last year so if you’re planning to run you need to enter quickly to avoid disappointment – places are filling up fast and we are nearly at capacity. There is a full programme of events and activity, so I’d encourage runners to bring their family and friends and enjoy a full day out in Port Sunlight.”

All entrants will receive a chip race time, medal and technical T-shirt. Runners will also benefit from free entry into Port Sunlight Museum where they can enjoy The Social Suburb, a special exhibition celebrating 125 years of the village.

The day will also feature a children’s 1k Fun Run. All youngsters taking part will receive a medal and mini goodie bag. Race entry for the 1k run is on the day. The three running events form part of a full day of activity being co-ordinated by Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village (PSM&GV), who are including the best bits of their annual festival to this year’s event.

Standard entries are priced at £17 for the 5K and £20 for the 10K. More information is available on the BTR Liverpool website.