Hoylake-based race organisers announce new 10-mile run event

Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon 2015 Credit Paul Francis Cooper
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Hoylake-based race organisers, BTR, have announced the launch of a new 10-mile road race, which will take place in Liverpool.

The event will run alongside the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday, 13 March – the 23rd consecutive year the half marathon has taken place.

Last year, more than 5,000 runners took to the streets to complete a challenging 13.1 miles, while taking in the iconic sights and landmarks the UNESCO World Heritage city has to offer.

It is organised by BTR Liverpool, which recently relocated to Market Street, in Hoylake.

BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell said: “This is the region’s most established race event of this distance, and Liverpool currently doesn’t have a 10-miler – until now. We’ve already had an encouraging response.

“The ethos of our race portfolio is to encourage and inspire runners. The new race distance is ideal for runners who are keen to step up from a 10K but feel they are not yet ready to attempt a half marathon, this is the perfect middle ground. The 10-miler enables them to have the best of both worlds – the atmosphere of a headline race event and a fresh new challenge.

“The Liverpool 10-Mile Road Race has excellent potential to grow and further enhance and the overall event for future participants.”

Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon 2015. Photo courtesy of Paul Francis Cooper
Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon 2015. Photo courtesy of Paul Francis Cooper

So far, runners from 12 overseas countries will be travelling to Liverpool to take part – and with six weeks until race day, organisers BTR expect this figure to increase. The countries represented so far are Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States of America.

BTR Liverpool is the leading independent organisation for creating, managing and delivering headline race events across Liverpool City Region.

Its portfolio also includes the Liverpool Santa Dash; Mersey Tunnel 10K; Port Sunlight 10K/5K/1K; 26-mile Whistle Stop Tour Of Wirral; 52-mile Tour Of Merseyside; and the award-winning Wirral Half Marathon/10K.

For more information, visit   www.btrliverpool.com

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