The annual Hoylake 10k Coastal Fun Run (this year’s run is our 20th) is organised by the Wednesday Special Needs Club (WSNC). The WSNC runs a weekly social evening (Wednesday 7 to 9) for special-needs people from the age of 10 upwards and also maintains the club’s Soft Play Sensory Resource at Hoylake Community Centre (which is available 5 days a week).
The Hoylake 10k Fun Run helps provide funds for the WSNC and the Soft Play Resource, and to promote awareness of the WSNC activities.
This year’s run takes place on Sunday 15th September, starting at 11am on the promenade opposite the Hoylake Community Centre (visit the club’s website for more details about the run and to download an application form). Entry is £9 and the first 650 runners to register will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Entries will also be accepted on the day.
The run proceeds from opposite the Community Centre along the sea front on the North Parade promenade (with magnificent views), dropping onto the Meols embankment for a short distance, joining the ranger’s trail then through the gates, through the car park by Leasowe Lighthouse (first drink station) and back onto Leasowe embankment towards Leasowe Castle Hotel.
At the 5k marker, runners return back along the same route. The course is reasonably flat with markers at every km. Stewards with radio contact are stationed along the route and are supported by St. Johns Brigade (Moreton and Wallasey Branch’s) first aid. We would like to acknowledge them for their continued support and the professional manner in which they carry out their duties.
Runners from all over the country enter the event (even a few from abroad), and it is acknowledged by runners as being one of the best organised and friendly races on the Wirral and being suitable for all abilities. Entrants must be at least 15 years old on the day of the race.