The 28th annual BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon returns on Sunday 12 September with more than 1,500 runners pulling on their running shoes to take part.
The 13.1-mile race starts at 9am from the Pier Head, with a shorter 10-mile race option.
There is a grandstand start and finish line area under the Liver Birds and the iconic Three Graces – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and Port Of Liverpool Building. There is a slight change to the start of the race to accommodate ongoing roadworks on The Strand.
The race routes take in the city’s famous sights including landmarks Liverpool Cathedral, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Sefton Park, and Museum Of Liverpool.
Organisers BTR Liverpool have put a series of safety measures in place for race day, and are encouraging runners to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test in the days leading up to the event. Anyone displaying symptoms or testing positive is urged not to attend.
On the day, runners will not be handed items to minimise personal contact so they will pick up their own water, medals and T-shirts from tables. Runners and spectators are also being asked not to gather after the race – and maintain social distancing where possible.
BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell said: “We’re extremely excited to welcome runners back to BTR races. It’s been a long time coming, and we cannot wait to see runners cross the start line this coming Sunday. And I’m sure there will be a lot of smiling faces when they complete their 10 or 13.1 miles and collect their well-earned medal under the gaze of the Liver Birds.
“We’re encouraging everyone taking part and spectating to stay vigilant. Covid-19 is still here, so we all need to remain careful to look after ourselves and each other. Hands face space race – and let’s make a return to races a positive experience all round.”
The following roads will be closed as part of the race:
Water Street (Goree to Canada Boulevard)
Red Cross Street
Chaloner Street (Wapping to Parliament Street)
Upper Parliament Street (Parliament Street to Princes Road)
Princes Gate East
Ullet Road (Belvidere Road to Sefton Park Road)
Aigburth Drive (Ullet Road to Croxteth Drive)
Croxteth Drive (Aigburth Drive to Greenbank Drive)
Greenbank Drive (Croxteth Drive to Mossley Hill Drive)
Greenbank Lane (Mossley Hill Drive to Greenbank Road)
Sefton Park inner pathways
Mossley Hill Drive (Ibbotsons Lane to Aigburth Drive and Greenbank Drive to Croxteth Drive)
Aigburth Road slip-road (Aigburth Road to Ashfield Road)
Aigburth Road sub-way/underpass, Jericho Lane (Aigburth Road to Jericho Close)
Otterspool Pool Drive
Otterspool Park inner pathways
Otterspool Promenade (Mersey Road to Atlantic Way)