With an iconic course that takes in the Albert Dock, a history that stretches back almost a quarter of a century and a vociferous Mersey crowd, very few races match the pedigree of the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon. This year's event, which will include a 10 mile option after its successful launch last year, is still taking entries with a field of up to 9,000 runners expected on Sunday 2 April.
As momentum to April's Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon gathers, organiser BTR Liverpool has provided an added incentive to register: all entrants will receive a 25% discount on Garmin products in conjunction with The Runner's Hub in Heswall - an offer that will allow you to keep track of your training miles.
The half marathon's appeal stretches beyond the north west and has attracted an international field throughout the years. That combined with the fact the race has the local running community at its core, creates a fantastic and unique atmosphere.
Part of this pull is down to a course which takes in the Albert Dock, the Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral and Sefton Park Palm House and features a 3-mile home straight along Otterspool Promenade back to the finish at the iconic Pier Head.
April will also see the event build on the success of the BTR Liverpool 10 Miler. With a memorable Pier Head start and finish which replicates the half marathon experience. The event was a big hit with runners due to its classic distance - the perfect progression from 10k and a stepping stone for those looking at tackling the half later in the year.
Entry for the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon and 10 Mile race is priced at £34 (£32 affiliated) and £17 respectively. Registration is available here.