It’s been a very good year for BTR events with the introduction of the Port Sunlight 10K / 5K, the Tour Of Merseyside and the Wirral Half Marathon.
In support of the improving profile it’s good to hear that two events – the Port Sunlight 10K and the Santa Dash have both been nominated in the Best Event categories for 10K and Fun Run awards.
The results of the awards will announced at a special Runner’s World Award evening just before the London Marathon next April and it would be brilliant to have the Merseyside Running Community acknowledged – and with your votes hopefully pick up an award.
To vote for either event click on the link.
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Online entries are now open for the btr Port Sunlight 10K and 5K races.
Please Note: We CANNOT take event entries over the phone.
With the village providing such a tranquil backdrop, runners will be relaxed and stress free as they approach the start line on May 19th.
The rave reviews the event attracted at the first time of asking means the bar has been raised this year and expectancy will be high. The intricate criss-cross road network means runners are never too far away from the start / finish line and spectators and local residents alike will provide great support all the way round.
Although the pre-race atmosphere is likely to be relaxed that will change dramatically as the start gun fires and the race explodes onto the village roads. With plenty of road width and a good quality surface the early pace is bound to be fast at the front as the early pace setters tear through the first three miles. Driven on by the close proximity of the support the pace will pick up pace over the second lap and create a memorable race right to the finish line.
As the massed ranks of runners complete the 6.2 miles the support continues to grow as family, friends and running colleagues cheer on those still chasing down the finish line – and once everyone is back there is plenty of space to sit, relax and discuss the race performances.
Once you’ve taken part in this race it won’t come as any surprise that it was voted the 2nd best UK 10K last year.
The entire course is set within the village road network and comprises two 5K laps. The road quality is very good and flat throughout and capable of delivering really good times.
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The start and finish of the Port Sunlight 10K and 5K races is on Queen Mary’s Drive in the centre of the village.
The nearest train station is either Bebington from the north or Port Sunlight from the south on the Chester – Liverpool line. Both are a short walk to the start / finish area. For more information visit www.merseyrail.org
From the north / Queensway Tunnel exit follow signs to Port Sunlight along the New Ferry by pass. At the roundabout take the access road in Bolton Road and then follow event car parking signs.
From the south (Chester direction) follow the main Chester Road as far as the roundabout at the beginning of the New Ferry bypass and turn immediately left at the traffic lights / roundabout junction on to Bolton road. Follow event car parking signs from here.
Details on car parking arrangements will be confirmed in the event race instructions.
Sat nav postcode is - CH62 5DX
We get asked a variety of questions about our events. If you cannot find the answer below, please email us and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
Yes you can. The event attracts a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.
Yes it is with it being flat and hosted on good quality urban roads.
No. Most runners complete the course in about 75 minutes but there isn’t a time limit.
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