Liverpool Half Marathon

9:00am Sun 10th Mar 2019 • by BTR Liverpool
Liverpool, GB
Run 13.1mi

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Tickets £32–£34

Race in Liverpool's most historic road race on this scenic course along the River Mersey. This race will attract all runners and is a big event in the city. Come for the finisher's medal and kick your feet up with a bite to eat and drink after the race.

From the organiser

The event team has many happy memories of the original Liverpool International Half Marathon which then went on to merge with the old Liverpool City Council 10K event (L1310K!), then two years under the stewardship of the London Marathon and then the big change in 2007 to bring the event back into the city centre.

The last 24 years have been challenging to say the least but the event still retains its position as Liverpool's Premier Road Race event - and long may it continue.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:00am Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Tickets available
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Course Details

The 13.1 mile course has evolved dramatically over recent years with the start and finish moving to the Pier Head area for the first time in 2013.

It is predominantly flat with an incline just after the 1 mile point at Upper Parliament Street of around 3/4 of a mile and then a run through Princes Road turning on Ullet Road just after 3 miles. At Sefton Park runners can enjoy the natural beauty of the park taking in both the external roads and internal park pathways.

A section along Croxteth Drive passing the cricket club and allotments sets runners up for a short stint into Sefton Park again passing the elegant Palm House before crossing the old Iron Bridge heading toward the lake at the bottom end of the park.

After passing through the main park pathway runners loop back around the outside of the park along a much welcomed slow decent along Aigburth Drive to then move toward Otterspool Park and the the waterfront promenade.

The promenade section takes in the Liverpool Marina along the way with runners following a four mile stretch back to the finish line, ​passing ​the Liverpool Arena at just after 12 miles. In the last mile runners pass the rear of the Albert Dock, behind the Tate Liverpool and cross the dock bridge just by the Liverpool Museum at 13 miles.

There are four water stations along the course at approximately 3, 6, 9 and 12 miles as well as the finish and toilets are located at each water station.


Getting to the Start and Finish

The start and finish of the half marathon is at the Pier Head on the waterfront in front of the Liver Buildings in the city centre. Other landmarks nearby are Liverpool ONE retail centre, Albert Dock and the Liverpool Museum. Sat nav postcode for Liver Building guidance is L2 0PP

By train

The nearest main line train station is Lime Street which is a 20 minute walk from the start area. The nearest local train station is James Street on the Liverpool loop line. It is possible to get the loop line train from Lime Street to James Street which is a matter of yards from the start area.

By car

The waterfront roads are well signposted from any direction when approaching the city centre Follow city centre signs or the brown Tourist signs for Albert Dock.

From the north, the Liver Buildings can be found on the right hand side of the road just after the Radisson Blu Hotel at Leeds Street, Old Hall Street, Great Howard Street junction.

From the south, follow the signs into the city and look out for Albert Dock, Liverpool Arena and Liverpool ONE shopping centre. The Liver Buildings will be on your left just after these locations.

From the east, (M62 / Edge Lane) follow city centre signs all the way into the city itself and two main roads will take you to the Liver Buildings via London Road, Churchill Way flyover, Dale Street and Water Street OR via Islington, Hunter Street, Scotland Road and Leeds Street to the Radisson Blu Hotel. The Liver Buildings is on your right hand side just after this location.

From Wirral / Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel, exit onto Scotland Road towards the city centre and follow the right hand turn at the first main set of traffic lights (after exiting) onto Leeds Street. Follow this road to the waterfront area just after the Radisson Blu Hotel which will be on your left hand side.

From Wirral / Queensway (Birkenhead) Tunnel, turn immediately left upon exiting the tunnel and follow Dale Street as far as Water Street past the Town Hall. Turn left here onto the one way system and move across to the right hand lane to undertake a natural u-turn where you will head north toward the designated car parks.

Nearest car parks – two locations at Princes Dock (next to the Malmaison hotel) and Capital car park next to the Thistle Hotel are within walking distance (400 yards) to the start / finish area in front of the Liver Buildings.Both offer reduced all day parking rates on Sunday.


Can I defer my entry or request a refund?

No. Once your entry is accepted (save for statutory rights for online payments) it is not possible to transfer / defer entries or arrange entry transfers.

How old do you need to be to enter?

As the race is held under UKA License, the age limit for entries is 17 years on race day.

Can I run for charity?

Yes you can. There is no obligation for you to do so as a condition of entry but you are welcome to fund raise if you wish.

Do I get a medal?

Yes. Everyone who completes the course on the day will receive a medal and a technical T shirt.

Is the course accurate?

Yes it is. As the event is staged under UKA License the course is accurate to 13.1 miles and has a UKA Course Measure Certificate confirming the accuracy of the course.

What is the closing date for entries?

The closing date for entries is normally two weeks before race date. Entries will remain open for longer if numbers are available.

If entries are available during the last two weeks then the online facility will remain in place. If not it will clearly state ENTRIES CLOSED.

Entries will still be taken during the last two weeks (if available) but NOT posted out due to the inconsistent nature of Royal Mail deliveries.

If you enter during the last two weeks then you can collect your race pack in person from the event office or on race morning.

Is there a cut-off time to finish?

Normally there would be a time of 3 hours to complete the course but as the last four miles are off the public highway with runners returning along the promenade, it is not imposed. It should be noted however that the Marina access bridge at approximately 11.5 miles will be in operation from around midday to allow yacht craft out on the river. This may impede you if you have not crossed this location within 3 hours.

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