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Get your running shoes on... Port Sunlight Race is coming to get you!

25th April 2014

Categories: News

Port Sunlight Race
Port Sunlight Race 2014

The 3rd Port Sunlight Road Race is now only weeks away and entries are coming in thick and fast for the 10k and 5k events.


Many have participated in the race since its launch in 2012, while for others it’s their first time round the well manicured parks and wide boulevards of this picturesque village.


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 new 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.

The day is being supported by Unilever. Wirral Autistic Society is the official charity for the event.
Nigel Chapman-Rogers, Events Co-ordinator for PSM&GV, said: “This is a real family day out with plenty of activity taking place on the village green. Visitors will enjoy live music and dance all day, from Samba and Swing to Jazz and Brass. We’ve got some delicious international food and drink exhibitors including Corks Out, the Pizza Peddlers, Dixies Kitchen, Caarma Curries, and the new Manna Foods Deli.


“For children, there’s face painting, craft activities, and a climbing wall and trampoline. And for those who like to shop, we’re delighted to welcome back Pillbox Vintage, purveyors of fine vintage and retro clothing, jewellery, accessories and homewares, who will be based at Church Drive School next to the race headquarters.”
If you prefer to exercise on two wheels, take a leisurely cycle round Port Sunlight with Wirral Cycle Hire. Or take your own bike along to the Cycle Surgery for a MOT courtesy of KL Cycles of Eastham.


For the first time there will be two junior cycle races in the afternoon, organised by the Port Sunlight Wheelers.

Katherine Lynch, Heritage Manager of PSM&GV, added: “We are delighted that the Wheelers are involved this year, and having cycle racing also on the bill will further widen the appeal of the day. The Wheelers have their origins in early village history and their involvement is very fitting in this anniversary year.”

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