Liverpool is to host the 30th anniversary BTR Half Marathon and 10 Miler this weekend (March 26) with record-breaking participants for the event.

The Liverpool Half Marathon dates back to 1994 and is the longest established road race event in Merseyside.

The 13.1-mile course allows participants to run or walk alongside Liverpool’s beautiful landscape starting on the Pier Head by the Liver Building.

Credit: Huw Fairclough/Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series

The course heads towards Sefton Park and Otterspool Promenade before circling back onto the waterfront and finishing in the city centre.

There will also be a 10-mile course that begins and ends with the Half Marathon, cutting out the Sefton Park section, re-joining the others at the end of the park.

Race Director Alan Rothwell said: “It’s great to see the Liverpool Half Marathon still playing a key role in Merseyside in 2023 and I had no idea back in 1994 that I would still be involved with this amazing race.”

European sports brand 361° will be supporting the Half Marathon having their product range at Natterjacks in North John Street, Liverpool city centre.

361° ‘DO MORE’ initiative encourages runners of all abilities and ages to strive to achieve more through running, actively promoting inclusivity which was a key influence in the decision to link up with BTR Liverpool.

Mr Rothwell added: “Over the last 30 years or so inclusivity has always been a part of everything we do at BTR and as this is one of the cornerstones of what drives 361° it was an easy decision to make to link up with this fantastic brand.”

The Liverpool Half Marathon is a huge event for the city and it hopes to inspire a new series of not only runners but also active people.

(Pic courtesy of Huw Fairclough/Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series)