Port Sunlight 10k & 5k
Sunday 12th June 2022
10am (5K) Start, 11am (10K) Start, Port Sunlight Village
The Port Sunlight 10K and 5K event started back in 2014 and is set in an idyllic village which was founded by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever in 1888.
The village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, but today is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class art gallery, stunning parkland and a thriving community.
The village provides not only a unique and picturesque back drop for runners but an ideal environment for a family day out - which is why the 10K and 5K races have been joined on race day by a 1K for kids to take part in so everyone can get involved.
This compact setting provides a tight network of roads and the 5K race finds it's way to the four corners of the village with twists and turns, a bit of undulation and sections along the way where you can really put your foot down... should you feel inclined!
The start and finish area sits alongside the impressive central fountain, the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Port Sunlight Museum on the Windy Bank village green.
With the 5K going off at 10.00am over a single lap, the 10K starts at 11.00am over two laps... so there is plenty of racing for the spectators to watch as 1,000s of runners chase down fast times.
With the main event complete it's then time for the youngsters to get involved and have a go over a short 1K course once the 10K is over. Entries are taken on the day for the 1K and everyone completing the course gets a medal and a little reward for their efforts.
Oh... one other thing... the DUAL RACE.
Over the last couple of year there has been growing interest in running both the
5K AND 10K races so if you would like to take up the dual race challenge then there are a limited number of places available for both races at a discounted rate.
Two t-shirts, two medals and a bonus DUAL ENTRY medal.
What not to like about Port Sunlight?
The 10K Standard Entry Fee is £26
The 5K Standard Entry Fee is £20
The Dual 10K/5K Standard £33
5k/ 10k Route