Liverpool will see the return of another great event this weekend as the Mersey Tunnel 10K takes centre stage...
This weekend (26 September) more than 2,000 runners will take on the challenge of running under the River Mersey through the Mersey Tunnel in one of the most unique races in the country.
Fondly known locally as the ‘new tunnel’, The Kingsway Tunnel was opened by The Queen in June 1971 with this year marking its 50th anniversary. The Mersey Tunnel 10K was postponed last year due to COVID restrictions and organiser BTR Liverpool is excited to bring the event back to life for 2021 during the tunnel’s landmark year'.
BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell commented: “This is always a popular race, and we’re excited to bring the event back to life during the tunnel’s landmark year after all having to miss out during 2020.
“The route promises plenty of incredible views along the way to help make the race pass even faster – and the atmosphere in the tunnel itself is great fun."
Starting in Liverpool and finishing across the river in New Brighton, the scenic route includes Seacombe Promenade, Fort Perch Rock and the Marine Lake. The finish line on Ian Fraser Walk at New Brighton’s Marine Point, overlooks the River Mersey.,
A new female course record was set by Kirsty Longley from Liverpool Pembroke Sefton Harriers when the race was last staged in April 2019, clocking 36 minutes 19 seconds. The male record still stands at 30 minutes 52 seconds, recorded by Dejene Gezimu from Liverpool Harriers AC in 2016.
The BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K is the latest event in the return of BTR races for 2021, which also includes the BTR Wirral 10 Mile and 10K on 31 October, and the Appreciate Group Liverpool Santa Dash on 5 December.
Full race information and online entry can be found here. Entries close at 5p.m. Thursday September 23.
Image courtesy BTR Liverpool