There’s some exciting news from Merseyside with the announcement that Alder Hey Children’s Charity, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK, will host its own 10k event for the very first time. Scheduled for Sunday 8 October, the Alder Hey 10K will be staged at Croxteth Hall and Country Park – one of Liverpool’s most important heritage sites.
The news marks a new direction for an event that was previously known as The Grand 10K at Aintree Racecourse, and The Merseyside 10K. If the success of the previous event is anything to go by (over 1400 registered last year), the Alder Hey 10K looks set to be a big hit on Merseyside.
Organised by Sports Tours International in conjunction with Alder Hey Children’s Charity, the 10k will enable the charity to raise vital funds to support the hospital’s pioneering work. On the partnership, Kevin Harmer, UK Events & Sponsorship manager, said: “Sports Tours International are delighted to be working with Alder Hey Children’s Charity this coming October.
“For the charity to have its very own 10k run and Family Fun Run, it makes them even more unique by encouraging fundraisers to have fun, keep fit and raise money at the same time. The children, young adults and families the charity helps 365 days a year are a real inspiration and if the Alder Hey 10k can help to continue that good work then, Sports Tours International will be extremely proud to help.”
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 as well as Croxteth Hall and Country Park providing the perfect venue for what is sure to be a highly popular addition to the circuit.
Entry for the 10k is priced at just £16 (£14 for UK affiliated runners), while the Fun Run is £4. You can register via the Sports Tours International website.