Preparations are underway as the Liverpool Half Marathon approaches later this month.
The event which ,began in 1994, sees thousands of local and international individuals sign up to run the 13-miles half marathon distance around Liverpool, for personal and charitable reasons.
Kate Carson, who ran the half marathon last year, said: “It’s an amazing, well organised event, and I’d love to do it again. I ran to support my nephew who is diabetic and managed to raise some money for a charity who helped him.”
The race will start and finish at the Pier Head. Along the way runners will pass through Canada Boulevard, Mann Island, the Anglican Cathedral, Parliament Street, Sefton Park and the Otterspool Promenade.
The last four miles will take place alongside the famous River Mersey, passing through the Liverpool Marina then past the Echo Arena, as runners will go alongside the Albert Dock and the Museum of Liverpool before finishing back where they started, under the gaze of the Liver Birds.
Matthew Fisher ran last year’s half marathon for a charity that provides support to cancer patients and he said: “Liverpool is a beautiful city and the running route is great. It’s challenging and needs a lot of training but it was all definitely worth it.”
The race will start on Sunday 23rd March at 9.00am, and participants have been invited for a four-mile warm up race, starting and finishing at the Pier Head setting off at 10am on 22nd March.
The half marathon is limited to 9,000 participants and over 8,000 people have signed up already.
Those wishing to participate can register their interest here.