Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

The BT Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 25th May, 2014.

The event will see 8,000 participants from across the United Kingdom and from over 35 foreign countries pounding the streets of the city.

The races is a celebration of the city – its culture, landmarks and communities. Runners and communities along the course will be treated to music stages throughout the course.

The races will start at Salthouse Quay at the Albert Dock, before travelling past many of Liverpool’s major landmarks such as the Three Graces, Mathew Street, both football clubs, China Town and the beautiful green spaces such as Stanley Park and Sefton Park.

The final part of the route takes runners along the waterfront before finishing at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

At the finish line there will be a free to access post race concert that is open for runners, their spectators and the people of Liverpool. Local residents are also welcome to enjoy any of the entertainment around the course.


Marathon course map 2013











Road Closures

From 4:00am, Police and event personnel will begin to implement closures along the race course. The half marathon starts at 8am, and the full marathon at 9am. Streets will reopen on a rolling basis after the last participant has passed and course support materials have been removed. Delays and diversions can be expected until 4:00pm.

Throughout the races, stewards will be at all junctions to support motorists with diversion routes and information.

Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

The following roads are affected:

Gower Street (closed at start)

Keel Wharf (closed from Queens Wharf)

Salthouse Quay

Strand Street/The Goree northbound

Mann Island, Canada Boulevard, Water Street, Chapel Street, Tithbarn Street, Exchange Street

Dale Street (closed from Stanley Street to Castle Street)

North John Street

Mathew Street

Stanley Street

Victoria Street (closed from North John Street to Stanley Street)


Great Crosshall Street (closed from Tithebarn Street to Churchill Way North)

Churchill Way North

Islington (closed northbound)

New Islington

Shaw Street (closed northbound until College Street, then closed southbound)

Netherfield Road (closed southbound)

Everton Valley

Walton Lane (closed from Everton Valley to Priory Road)

Goodison Road (closed from Walton Lane to Gwladys Road)

Gwladys Road (closed from Goodison Road to Bullens Road)

Bullens Road

Anfield Road (closed eastbound)

St Domingo Road (closed northbound)

Heyworth Street (closed northbound)

Rupert Lane Recreation Ground (closed around viewpoint area)

Everton Road (closed northbound)

Brunswick Road (two inside lanes closed westbound)

Castle Street

James Street

Strand Street/Wapping (closed southbound from Chapel Street)

Liver Street (closed westbound)

Park Lane (closed southbound)

St James Street (closed from Park Lane to Nelson Street)

Nelson Street

Great George Street

Upper Parliament Street (closed eastbound Great George Street to Hope Street; westbound Hope Street to Princes Road)

Princes Road/Princes Avenue (closed northbound)

Devonshire Road (closed southbound)

Windermere Terrace

Belvidere Road (closed southbound)

Ullet Road (closed northbound Belvidere Road to Aigburth Drive)

Aigburth Drive (closed southbound)

Sefton Park (closed from carpark at Aigburth Drive to Mossley Hill Drive)

Croxteth Drive (closed from Aigburth Drive to Croxteth Gate; closed westbound Croxteth Gate to Greenbank)

Greenbank Drive (closed eastbound)

Mossley Hill Drive (closed from Croxteth Drive to Greenbank Drive and Park Lane to Aigburth Drive)

Elmswood Road (closed from Mossley Hill Drive to Ashfield Road)

North Sudley Road (closed from Ashfield Road to Barkhill Road)

Barkhill Road (closed from North Sudley Road to Mossley Hill Road)

Mossley Hill Road (closed from Barkhill Road to Holmefield Drive)

Holmefield Road (closed from Mossley Hill Road Aigburth Road)

Aigburth Road (inside lane closed southbound from Holmefield Road to Ashfield Road)

Ashfield Road (closed from Aigburth Road to Gorselands Crescent)

Gorselands Crescent

Jericho Lane (closed from Aigburth Road to Otterspool Park Cycle Track

Otterspool Drive (closed near adventure park)

Columbus Quay via Chinese restaurant car park

Harrington Road/Royden way junction

Atlantic Way southbound (closed to junction with Harrison Way)

Atlantic Way northbound (closed from Harrison Way to Brunswick Way)

Brunswick Way (exit to Sefton Street closed)

Sefton Street (inside lane closed northbound until Navigation Wharf)

Navigation Wharf

The Anchorage

Mariners Wharf (closed from the Anchorage to Mariners Wharf Bridge)

Kings Parade


Road closures along the race route will impact bus services. Detailed routing information will be available from MerseyTravel at or by phone on 0151 227 5181.

Liverpool Waterfront