MORE than 400 people have signed up for Port Sunlight’s first 10k run.
The charity race on Sunday, May 13 will cover two laps of the conservation area and is open to runners of all abilities – from beginners to fully-fledged club athletes.
Organisers hope the route will give competitors the ultimate tour of Lord Lever’s architectural gems.
The village’s first pop-up food hall will take place on the same day between 10am and 3pm.
The closing date for entries is Friday , May 4.
Katherine Lynch, museum manager at Port Sunlight Museum, said: “We have been bowled over by the support of the local community, with many village residents entering the race themselves or taking part as volunteers.
“The 10K Run is an exciting new event for Port Sunlight and it’s wonderful to have so many people on board.”
The race, organised by Port Sunlight Village Trust in partnership with Wirral Council and Mersey Races, will utilise Bib-Tec technology.
A chip attached to every runner’s number bib will record finishing times.
Co-organiser Matt Davies said: “Entries are already coming in fast and we are expecting to reach our 1000 runner limit before the closing date. Be sure to enter now to avoid disappointment!”
The pop-up food hall, taking place in the church hall, will include locally sourced fruit and vegetables as well as artisan breads and street food.
The cafe at Port Sunlight Museum will also be on hand to supply race supporters – and runners – with refreshments.
Entry to the Port Sunlight 10k is £17, or £15 for members of affiliated running clubs. All funds raised will be donated to Port Sunlight Village Trust.
For more information or to enter online visit www.portsunlight10k.com