Both the blue and red sides of Merseyside will unite next week in memory of the Liverpool fans who were unlawfully killed in the Hillsborough tragedy on 15 April 1989. Sunday’s (14 May) Run for the 96 will see runners come together to take part in a day of celebration and remembrance at Stanley Park.
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.
This aspiring legacy 5K event sees runners following a scenic route between Anfield and Goodison Park and supports the LFC Foundation, Everton In The Community and also this year, Stanley Park C.I.C. Throughout its three year history the event has continued to raise vital funds with over £10,000 generated in 2016.
In addition to the 5k, 2017 will see the addition of a 1 Mile Fun Run, which will be hosted after the conclusion of the main event. Participants in both events will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a medal and a goody bag.
Entry for the 5k is priced at just £20, while the fun run is £10. Registration is available here.