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Sport in the Port – an event for the whole family on father’s day

by Press Release
Tuesday 26th March 2013

Event news: Sport in the Port - June 16, 2013

1,500 runners and walkers are due to hit the town of Ellesmere Port on Sunday 16 June for the inaugural Sport in the Port event.

Residents of Ellesmere Port and beyond are invited to participate in a suite of three running events based in the centre of the town with the added option of running in super hero fancy dress.

“There is something here for everyone,” says Race Director Andy White.  “A 10K over a flat, fast course, perfect for those new to the distance or wanting to set their personal best; a 5k for both runners, joggers and walkers;  and a walk or run around a one mile circuit which is suitable for runners, walkers and pushchairs.”

The 10k and 5k races start in front of West Cheshire College and wind through different parts of the town to finish at Civic Way whilst the free one mile run will start on Civic Way, go through Whitby Park and finish at Civic Square.  All three runs are on fully closed roads.

“We hope the whole family will come along and enter into the spirit of the day,” says Andy from the organising team who are responsible for the ever popular Chester Half Marathon and the UK’s No 1 Marathon, also in Chester.  “With it being Father’s Day we thought the super hero theme would be fun and we hope some super heroines will also answer the call to assemble!”

“Its going to put Ellesmere Port on the running map,” says Roy Traynor of Ellesmere Port Running Club which is fully supporting the event.  “We hope it encourages people to take up the challenge of running in their area.  You don’t have to be an Olympic Athlete to take part and you will feel fantastic when you have finished!”

Neil Fagan of lead sponsors URENCO UK says “We see ‘Sport in the Port’ as a key initiative in encouraging sport for everyone in the Ellesmere Port area.  The mix of 10K, 5K and one mile events should encourage people of all standards and experience and we believe that this will become a key sports event in the region.  As the main sponsor we will be looking to enter a couple of teams”.  Urenco as main sponsor are joined by Plus Dane Group, Innospec and Merseyrail as associate sponsors.

The organisers are keen to get the community involved whether by participating in one of the runs; by helping to put it on or by merely turning out to cheer on the competitors.  “It’ll be quite a spectacle!” says Andy.

For more information and to enter go to www.sportintheport.co.uk

There are still places available for the Chester Half Marathon, but they are selling out fast. To enter or to find out more about the training run series, go to www.chesterhalfmarathon.co.uk.

To enter the No.1 MBNA Chester Marathon, go to www.chestermarathon.co.uk


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