2018 will mark a special year for Liverpool Half Marathon with the event, which traces back to 1994, set to celebrate its 25th staging. In the lead up to the commemorative race, organisers BTR Liverpool have launched two new initiatives that will further incentivise potential competitors.
The first incentive will reward anyone who manages a PB, at either the half marathon or accompanying 10 Mile Road Race, on Sunday 25 March. Those who manage to improve upon their best time will be awarded a 2018 PB medal once the application has been processed and official finishing times confirmed.
To be in eligible for a PB medal, runners must register their interest prior to race day and must have achieved their previous best time at any other UKA licensed event over the chosen distance.
From individual merits to celebrating the collective, organisers have launched the first ever Club Team Challenge at the event. If you are part of a UKA club and will be participating with more than five male or three female participants you will be automatically competing for the Club Team Trophy. This new annual reward will go to the fastest team in both races.
The flagship event from organiser BTR Liverpool, the half has been, throughout the years, one of the central races in the North West. One of the race’s biggest attractions has been the brilliant course, which takes in the Albert Dock, Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral and Sefton Park Palm House, and features a three-mile home straight along Otterspool Promenade back to the finish at the iconic Pier Head.
Registration for the BTR Liverpool Half Marathon and 10 Mile Road Race is available here.