The decision to stage a 10k that incorporates Croxteth Hall and Country Park, one of Liverpool’s most important heritage sites that includes a real working farm, a Victoria Walled Garden and 500 acre nature reserve, looks like it has been a shrewd move with confirmation that the Alder Hey 10K and Family Fun Run will return in 2018.
Launched last year, the event, which is organised by Sports Tours International and Alder Hey Children’s charity, received numerous plaudits for its unique and creative location. It is projected that the race will draw in an even bigger field on Sunday 14 October.
The massive benefit to the charity, with £1 in every entry going to them, generated a lot of interest for participants last year and it is anticipated that the 10k will build on the 1,000 runners it attracted last year.
Cath Harding, Head of Community Fundraising at Alder Hey Children’s Charity told runABC North how happy she was of the event’s return: “Alder Hey Children’s Charity are delighted to welcome back the Alder Hey 10K & Family Fun Run this October.”
“The event will enable the charity to raise vital funds and awareness to support the hospital’s pioneering work, to improve the quality of life for not only the young people we treat each year, but through innovations and research into childhood diseases, the quality of life for children across the world.”
On race day there will be an officially measured and chip timed 10k run as well as a Family Fun Run. Alongside the running, the Athlete Village will provide visitors with lots of activities and attractions.
Registration for the event is priced at just £17, or £15 for affiliated runners. Entry is available here.