BTR Liverpool, organisers of the Run For The 96 5K, have confirmed that entries for the upcoming event have exceeded the 1,000 mark. The community legacy fun run, scheduled for Sunday 22 May, has been organised in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy.
Considering the result of the recent inquest, the event will once again show the solidarity of the region. Last year, the event had a massive impact on the area with almost 2,500 runners taking part and £8,113.32 raised for the Liverpool FC Foundation and Everton in the Community.
Run For The 96 5K is the brainchild of Liverpool fan Dom Williams, who has organised the mammoth three-day Hillsborough-Anfield 96-mile team running challenge for the past three years
As part of the event’s community spirit, the run will start at Stanley Park, a fitting location between the home grounds of Liverpool FC and Everton FC. The event is also supported by the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG). Last year, a number of families took part and HFSG chair Margaret Aspinall officially started the 5K and presented medals to the finishers.
Entries for the event are still taking place; more information can be found here.