With Croxteth Hall and Country Park as its backdrop, the Alder Hey 10K looks set to make a massive impact on its first staging on Sunday 8 October. Early bird entry for the race, which is organised by Sports Tours International in conjunction with Alder Hey Children’s Charity, is open until 31 August, enabling prospective runners to register for the bargain price of just £16 (£14 affiliated). ,
The event is a new direction for race organisers, Sports Tours International, who had previously organised The Grand 10K at Aintree racecourse and The Merseyside 10K. Already the course, which takes in the beautiful grounds of Croxteth Hall, has been a big draw for entrants.
The location, home to the highly popular Croxteth Hall parkrun, is the former country estate and ancestral home of the Earls of Sefton and is one of Liverpool’s most important heritage sites. It is home to a real working farm, Victorian Walled Garden and 500-acre nature reserve.
Prospective runners can therefore test out part of the route at the weekly parkrun event and familiarise themselves with a course that, with long flat straights, has been designed with a high PB potential in mind.
Organised alongside the 10k is a family fun run, scheduled for midday, plus an athlete village, which will provide visitors with lots of activities and attractions. The race will raise vital funds to support Alder Hey Children’s Charity, the hospital’s pioneering work.
Registration is available here.