Half marathon taking place through city on Sunday 26 March
More than 5,000 runners will be taking part in a half-marathon through the streets of Liverpool on Sunday 26 March.
The 13.1-mile BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon event also includes the 8th annual BTR Liverpool 10 Mile Road Race.
Both races start at 9am from Pier Head Liverpool on the city’s world-famous waterfront alongside the iconic Three Graces – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and Port Of Liverpool Building.
Both race routes start and finish at Pier Head Liverpool, winding their way through the city and onto Sefton Park, taking in the sights along the way. A grandstand finish on the world-famous waterfront comes under the gaze of the city’s iconic Liver Birds.
There will be road closures along the event route for the first 8 miles of the half marathon course as far as Otterspool Park from the Pier Head start area in the city centre. From the 8 mile location at Aigburth Drive all runners will be off the public highway.
The event operates a road opening system with roads along the course being opened as runners pass through each mile location.
First staged in 1994, the half marathon is one of the longest established races in the region and is a highlight in the North West race calendar, as well as attracting participants from across the country.
In 2020, the race was rebranded to BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon to celebrate the city’s strong tourism offer. Famous landmarks along the route include Liverpool Cathedral, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Sefton Park, and Museum Of Liverpool.
BTR Liverpool has invited Fans Supporting Foodbanks to collect food donations at the event. Runners and spectators are encouraged to drop off items at the charity’s van which will be parked at the Pier Head near the start line.
Charity partners include Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Claire House Children’s Hospice, North West Air Ambulance, and Wirral University Teaching Hospital.