AROUND 2,000 runners will take part in a race around Port Sunlight tomorrow.

The Port Sunlight Road Race 2019 will feature a 5K at 10am and 10K at 11am followed by a 1K Fun Run for youngsters aged 12 and under.

The eighth annual event is organised and delivered by BTR Liverpool in conjunction with Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT).

Headline sponsor for the event will be Unilever.

Both races and the fun run start and finish in the heart of the village at the green located near Port Sunlight Museum.

Paul Harris, chief executive of Port Sunlight Village Trust said: “Port Sunlight Road Race is a wonderful way to showcase our incredibly unique village, and we’re delighted to once again extend a warm welcome to runners and spectators.

"This is an important highlight in our Summer events programme so it’s always fantastic on the day to see our Port Sunlight residents out and about, supporting runners as they make their way round the village.”

Last year the event celebrated the 130th anniversary of the founding of the historic village by William Lever in 1888 for the employees of his Lever Brothers soap works.

PSVT is an independent charity created in 1999 to be the guardian of Port Sunlight and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Head of Unilever Port Sunlight Cameron Jones told the Globe: "Unilever is delighted and proud to be the headline sponsor of Port Sunlight Road Race 2019.

"We want to create a brighter future, and by 2020 we will help more than a billion people around the world improve their health and well-being. Supporting the Port Sunlight Road Race in our historic home is a fantastic way to show our commitment to this.

“We have a hugely successful Couch To 5K training programme at Unilever in Port Sunlight and the race day provides a fantastic challenge for our runners to work towards.

"Good luck to everyone taking part, including our very own Unilever team.”

Port Sunlight Museum recently retained the title of Small Visitor Attraction Of The Year at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2019, scooping the award for the second consecutive year.

All runners can receive free entry to the museum until August 31, 2019.

Around 250 runners who have signed up for the dual race challenge will take part in the 5K, quickly followed by the 10K race.

These runners will be able to collect both rave distance medals, T-shirts and special dual challenge medal to mark 15K - all these places have now sold out.

Hoylake-based race organisers BTR Liverpool is a leading independent organisation for creating, managing and delivering headline race events across Merseyside.

Other events organised by BTR includes; BTR Wirral Half Marathon and 10K, BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K and BTR Liverpool Santa Dash.

BTR race director Alan Rothwell said: “We are delighted to once again be working alongside Port Sunlight Village Trust and Unilever to organise and deliver the 5K and 10K races, set against one of the region's most stunning backdrops.

"And we must thank the Port Sunlight residents for their ongoing support for the event.

"Five years ago, a handful of runners set themselves the unofficial challenge of taking part in both races.

"We’ve now made the combined 15K distance a Dual Challenge in its own right – and this year we have 250 eager runners keen to collect the extra medal to mark their achievement."