The 10k and Half Marathon routes are flat and fast - perfect for that pb! Both races start in Victoria Park as in previous years now head into town and along the famous Lord Street (a Victorian canopied boulevard edged in gardens). Runners pass the Monument, War Memorial and Town Hall before the 10k turns left towards the Lake and the Half Marathon runners head North for a quick trip around Hesketh Park, passed the Golf Club and return to the coast before heading south towards the Marine Lake.
The race continues along the Promenade and under the Pier, through Kings Gardens, around the Marine Lake and back to the coast via the lakeside pathway before heading south again and the finish line in Victoria Park. The route is the only running event in the history of Southport to be permitted to close Lord Street to traffic and allow 1000s of participants to run through the heart of this famous seaside resort!
The 1 mile fun run will take place within Victoria Park.