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The race is on for Port Sunlight's third annual 10K

2nd April 2014

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Port Sunlight 10K Race
Port Sunlight 10 K Race

Following the success of last year’s event, Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village is pleased to announce that entries have opened for the third Port Sunlight Road Race. The race will take place in the historic village of Port Sunlight and is the second in partnership with experienced race organisers BTR, who also organise the popular BTR Liverpool Half Marathon, Santa Dash, and Mersey Tunnel 10k.

The 10k road race will take place on Sunday, 11 May, and the event will also include a 5k race and 1k Fun Run.

This year’s event will also see a unique series of cycle races on the closed streets of the village. The Port Sunlight Wheelers, one of the village’s oldest groups (formed shortly after the Second World War), will officially race for the first time in the village that gave the club its name, and gives spectators a wonderful opportunity to see cycle racing at very close quarters.

Visitors on the day will also be able to enjoy the ‘best bits’ of Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village’s very popular annual Festival, including a live music stage, food, lifestyle and craft exhibitors, children’s rides, and Pillbox Vintage Fairs.  

Lionel Bolland, Chief Executive of Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, said: “We are thrilled to be staging this event again in 2014 as part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations for the commencement of the building of Port Sunlight village. It's a great way to showcase the village and it attracts a lot of people from outside the North West region.”

BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell enthused: “Port Sunlight is a great place to stage such an event. The wide roads and relatively flat course, combined with the beautiful architecture and formal landscapes, make it an ideal place for all types of runners, from experienced athletes to fun runners.”

Katherine Lynch, Manager of Port Sunlight Museum, commented: “These road races create a unique family atmosphere in the village and I would encourage as many people as possible to come and enjoy them, as a runner, cyclist or spectator.”

The village is delighted to have Unilever’s support through its Project Sunlight campaign, in what is another landmark year for Port Sunlight.
Unilever Port Sunlight Works Director, Andy Hinch, said: "Port Sunlight is the historic home of Unilever and we are proud to support the Village Trust in sponsoring this year’s event. We enjoyed celebrating the 125th anniversary of our factory with residents, employees and visitors last year, and I’m sure this will be another fantastic family occasion.  Unilever’s history is rooted in Port Sunlight and the village has inspired many people over the years, which makes it the ideal name of our Project Sunlight campaign to create a brighter future."



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