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Southport Seaside 10k

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After many years of running the formerly Natterjack Southport Seaside 10k, Darrell Soden has decided to pass this popular event onto Run North West. On behalf of the wider community we would like to thank Darrell for all his hard work and commitment and say that we are very excited to be given the opportunity to work with this great race.

The race will start on Marine Drive and will head in an anti-clockwise direction to previous years. The full route will once again be fully closed to runners on the day, which makes for a much more runner friendly route with beautiful views across Southport Beach to the Fylde. The remainder of the course will be run around Marine Lake and removes any running on the grass and excludes the historically twisty section of the course at the 5k mark.

The two lap course is run on smooth tarmac through and around the pier. Flat and fast with only gentle undulation, this course promises fast times for club and fun runners alike. Taking in the famous Southport Pier, which is not only Britain’s oldest iron pier but the second longest, the route runs around the Marine Lake, taking in the Theatre and Convention Centre, Marine Lake Promenade, Ocean Plaza and Southport Model Railway.

Following our successful inaugural events, Run North West continues to offer you the chance to run new and varied courses, whilst answering the demand for more choice in quality, value for money races, offering the very best possible on the day experience.

Why not enjoy a day out to the seaside today and take part in the 2018 Southport Seaside 10k.

Review summary

4.7
2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Kevin H
"Run North West events are great! Cool medal and finishers Tee! The course was..."

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Jane K
"Great course, if a little boring doing two laps. Marshall were fabulous and I..."
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How to enter the Southport Seaside 10k

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    £19–£21
    Event passed
  2. 2k Fun Run

    Run 2km

Southport Seaside 10k routes

THE COURSE

The Southport Seaside 10k course offers runners the perfect mix of flat running, scenic scenery and with it’s seaside location a fantastic atmosphere to help you enjoy your 10k experience. The course is fully closed to all traffic at all times during the event.

The course starts on Marine Drive and finishes in Princes Park, Southport and is a two lap course around the Pier and Marine Lake. Taking in the Theatre and Convention Centre, Marine Lake Promenade, Ocean Plaza and Southport Model Railway before traveling down Marine Drive and under the famous Southport Pier. The course offers something for everyone. The new route excludes the historically twisty section of the course at the 5k mark.

COURSE SPECIFICS

Measured - Yes it is. As the event is staged under UKA License the course is accurate to 6.2 miles and has a UKA Course Measure Certificate confirming the accuracy of the course

Cut-off time - As a general guide we suggest being able to complete the course in under one hour and forty five minutes to help comply with the local council’s requests and to reduce as much disruption to residents and passing traffic as possible with road closures.

FAMILY FUN RUN
Come and join us for our Family Fun Run supporting the Roy Castle Fun Run. This race is ideal for future stars with our fantastic course taking in the Marine Lake and picturesque grounds of Princes Park. All finishers receive a finishers medal.

Event Details

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bag drop
  • Measured course
  • Chip timed
  • Water stations

Race schedule

Start - Marine Dr, Southport, UK

2k Fun Run - 9:00am

10k - 9:45am

Race numbers

On the day number pick up will be available on the day for all events, with number pick up also available in our Hyde and Wilmslow stores. Please check social media and email correspondents for the dates that number pick up is available in store.

Arrival

Competitors should arrive approximately one hour before the start of the race. Surrounding roads, which form part of the course, will be closed to traffic before the race starts. Please bear this in mind and allow extra time when travelling.

Water stations

Water is provided at around 5k and at the finish and you’re welcome to take your own should you wish.

Normal running gear is perfect for this event. Please wear suitable running shoes and it is advised to bring some warm clothes for after the event.

Spectators are welcome!

I’d like to help out on the day, Can I?
Yes, of course you can! If you’d like to come along on the day and help out in anyway we’d really appreciate it and we’ll make sure you’re well looked after with Run North West goodies. Please contact us at [email protected] to express your interest.

Is the course suitable for a wheelchair?

Yes, the course is wheelchair accessible and we also have an elite wheelchair policy.

I can no longer take part in the race. Can I defer my entry to another event?

Unfortunately, due to the substantial costs of staging an event, we cannot defer entries although we provide a number transfer system via Nifty Entries. Just log into nifty entries and click enter the race, then you will see a transfer my entry option.

Is there a bag drop service?
There will be a covered bag drop area available at the event and whilst we take every care possible of your kit we cannot be held responsible for any loss.

Do you have chip timing?
The race will be electronically chip timed provided by Nifty Entries. A manual timing system will also be in operation for back up reasons. Upon completion of the event you will receive a text message with your time.

All race positions are decided on gun times (this being the time from the start of the race to the time you cross the finishing line) however chip times (this records the time taken from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line) will also be displayed. In the event of a prize winner having a faster gun time to chip time then the gun time would take precedence. We will display chip and gun times on the official results.

Where is my timing chip?
Your timing chip is on the back of your number.

What is the minimum age to take part?
The minimum age for our 10k events is currently 15-years in accordance with British Athletics rules.

I’m only a running novice, can I take part?
Of course! We welcome runners with a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.

Why are the races on closed roads?
To ensure safety for our runners we have invested in road closures to help you get the best possible experience from the day!

I have entered the race, how do I know my entry has been received?
If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this did not happen please contact us to help resolve the issue. We will also contact all runners nearer the race date with final race instructions.

I can no longer take part in the race. Can I defer my entry to another event?
Unfortuntly due to the substancial costs in staging an event we cannot defer entries although we provide a number transfer system via Nifty Entries. Just log into nifty entries and click enter the race, then you will see a transfer my entry option.

Can I walk part of the way?
Yes. Please note that the course has a time limit as mentioned above.

Can I wear headphones?
We would strongly advise against using headphones. Using headphones can be dangerous because it distracts people and can make them unaware. We occasionally will need to direct you or may need to get emergency vehicles onto the course and may need runners to hear instructions from marshals to assist with this.

Who will this event support?

This year’s event will proudly support the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation the only UK charity to focus solely on lung cancer care.

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Run North West was established in 2016 to offer the very best in race experiences, helping to meet the increasing demand for quality running events and provide opportunities for runners of all abilities to become active and live a healthier lifestyle. Since then we have progressed into retail and have re-opened one of the UK’s most famous running stores in February 2018 as well as opening our second store in Wilmslow Town Centre in 2019.

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Southport Seaside 10k reviews (2)

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 10k in 2019

    Run North West events are great! Cool medal and finishers Tee! The course was very flat so very good for a PB push.
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  • Did the 10k in 2018

    Great course, if a little boring doing two laps. Marshall were fabulous and I loves the flapjack at the end.
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