The Race That's A Bright Idea
Time to enter one of the country's 'sunniest' races...
Fancy running in a race where the sun always shines? Well, we can't promise that, but if its name is anything to go by, running in this year's Port Sunlight Road Race (12 June) could be a real bright idea! This year’s event was recently launched with the decidedly 'bright' medals taking centre stage!
The ninth Port Sunlight Road Race is organised and delivered by BTR Liverpool in conjunction with Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT). First staged in 2012, the event is now established as the most significant event in the Port Sunlight calendar and is popular on the region’s running circuit, attracting thousands of visitors to the village either as runners or spectators.
Port Sunlight Road Race features 5K and 10K race distances, as well as a 1K Fun Run for youngsters aged 12 and under. Due to popular demand in recent years, runners can also register for a dual challenge to complete both the 5K and 10K races and earn an extra medal to mark their 15K achievement.
The races start and finish at the village green next to Port Sunlight Museum and all take in the tree-lined boulevards and perfectly manicured gardens of the historic village.
Paul Harris of PSVT commented: “Port Sunlight played an important role in improving many people’s health and wellbeing during the succession of national and local lockdowns. Our beautiful village became a safe haven, a space for people to really enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the wide open spaces on their doorstep. So we are delighted to be hosting the Port Sunlight Road Race after a three-year break.
“The race is always a highlight in our summer events calendar, and we can’t wait for the village to be filled with thousands of runners and spectators. Port Sunlight Road Race is a wonderful example of our village working together to make this such a successful event year on year, from the residents and village businesses to Unilever Port Sunlight sponsoring the event.”
BTR's Alan Rothwell added: "“We’re already counting down the weeks until we can host the Port Sunlight Road Race 2022. The unique event is set in one of the most stunning backdrops you’ll find not only in the region, but in the country. We work closely with Port Sunlight Village Trust and Unilever to make the event a success, and we must extend our thanks to local residents for their ongoing support.
“We’re also excited to reveal this year’s medals – something which always proves popular with runners as they eagerly await a glimpse of the bling they’ll earn on the day. We look forward to seeing everyone back in Port Sunlight on Sunday 12 June for another great event.”
You can enter the Port Sunlight Road Race now here or visit BTR Liverpool's website for more details.
Image: Paul Francis Cooper/BTR Liverpool