Liverpool Half Marathon & 10 Mile

Sun 15th Mar 2020
Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DP, UK

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Tickets £34–£36

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.
  • Road
  • Closed roads
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 6000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The oldest established road race in Liverpool, this two race event offers those looking to work their way up to a half marathon with a great option. This is a sell out event every year with over 6000 entrants. Both courses offer predominantly flat courses, and afford competitors some freat sights of the city.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:00am Sun 15th Mar 2020
    Tickets available
  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    9:00am Sun 15th Mar 2020
Course Maps
What’s Included

Medal & T-Shirt for all runners.

Course Details

Half Marathon

This is a largely flat route, with only a small climb after the first mile. Runners will be treated to the stunning beauty of Sefton Park, running on both the road and pathway surfaces. There are 4 on course water stations, with toilets at each station.

10 Mile

The 10 Mile is also a predominantly flat route, with a small climb after the first mile. Runners perform a U-turn up and down Aigburth Drive to miss out Sefton Park before reuniting with those running the longer distance at the end of the park.


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.

By train

Lime Street is the nearest main station to the race, a 15-20 minute walk away. Locally, the nearest station is James Street, which is practically outside the start area.

By car

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 or get a refund?

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund or defer entries once we have processed them.

What's the minimum age for entry?

Competitors must be at least 17 years old on race day.

Is there a cut-off time to finish?

Usually a 3 hour cutoff time would be in place, but as the last four miles of the race are on the promenade as opposed to road this is not enforced. Bear in mind however, the Marina access bridge at 11.5 miles will be in use, so may hinder your race if you haven't made it here within 3 hours.

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Reviews (2)

4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Well organised event, fairly flat apart from an incline around 1 mile. Apart from that I found the course mainly flat with slight downhill parts. Hard going on the pier front if it's a windy day! Would highly recommend this race, I've ran numerous half marathons and 10K but this one was my favourite.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Well organised, once the hill, parliament St, out of the way its a nice course, but if bad weather like today the prom is a nightmare, overall good day.

Questions & answers

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What would you like to know about this event?
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    Tracy S10th Mar
    Can you enter on the day please?????


    Steph E11th Mar
    Hi there. Just to let you know that you can't enter on the day, and to avoid disappointment, we would recommend entering ASAP as it's a very popular event. Best of luck!
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    Barry Y3rd Mar
    Hi are there any changing facilities or showers available after the race. Travelling from Birmingham for this. Cheers.


    Steph E4th Mar
    Hi there. Just to let you know there are changing facilities and showers, however these need to be booked in advance. Full details should have been provided in the race instructions which were sent out - please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if there's anything else we can help with!
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    Trey W9th Mar
    What time is ullet Road closed i go that way 10.40am Sunday for work


    Steph E11th Mar
    Hi there. You will be able to find more information on road closures here - https://www.runrocknroll.com/Community
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    Martin G8th Mar
    Do you get a medal?


    Steph E11th Mar
    Hi there. Just to let you know that you will receive an awesome medal on completion of this event. Good luck!
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    Carl L4th Mar
    Will there be pacers running in the race


    Steph E5th Mar
    Hi there. There will be pacers for the following times: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20 & 2:30. Good luck!

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