It seems the most recent addition to the Cancer Research UK Winter Run series will be a popular one as over 3,000 runners took part in Liverpool’s first staging of the event. Braving the elements on a chilly January morning, the field enjoyed a course that incorporated some of the city’s highlights, including iconic Liver Building and Albert Dock.
The day kicked off with a winter-themed warm-up by staff from Nuffield Health who put runners through their paces before they headed to the start line at Queens Wharf. A number of exciting features were a key part of the winter-inspired 10k as polar bear characters gave out hugs, while runners moved through a giant snow zone, located on the waterfront, and were coated by a flurry of snowflakes before they returned to the arena.
Clive Sanders, Head of Events at Cancer Research UK, commented on the importance of the event: “Every day, nearly 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West, so hosting the Winter Run here in Liverpool has been a great opportunity to raise much-needed funds and help give cancer the cold shoulder.
“We’re delighted to have seen so many people from Liverpool come together and run for such a good cause – their support is invaluable. For participants wanting to give their fundraising efforts an extra boost, there’s still time to share their JustGiving pages with family and friends for any last minute donations.”
Next up for the 2016 Cancer Research UK Winter Run Series is the Manchester event, which is scheduled for Sunday 28 February. A small number of places are available, with discounted registration of £20 for those who use the code LIVERPOOL. More information is available here.