Tour Of Merseyside Tourists

Tourists Welcome!

16 months since staging its last public event, race organiser BTR Liverpool is back with a packed calendar of real-life runs...

BTR Liverpool held its first live race since March 2020 when it staged the eighth BTR Tour Of Merseyside (TOM) earlier this year. And what a comeback it was with a week-long challenge of six races, covering 52 miles.
This year 270 Tourists completed the race due to guidelines and social distancing. Finishers included 14 ever present Tourists who have completed all previous Tour Of Merseyside race events. 

BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell commented: “The Tour Of Merseyside was the perfect way to welcome back runners to BTR events. We knew it was going to be special – but seeing their smiles, joy and overall relief to race once again was incredible. It was a week of memories, laughter, fun and real camaraderie.
“Many people took to running to stay active during the pandemic and it helped get them through the many challenges of lockdowns, and for some it is the first chance to take part in real-life races."

The BTR team is excited for the remainder of this year’s race calendar. Next up is the BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon on 12 September. This will be the 28th annual staging of the race, which starts and finishes on the iconic Liverpool Waterfront. 

On 26 September, participants have the rare chance to run underneath the River Mersey with the BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K. Starting in Liverpool and finishing in New Brighton, this is the 15th staging of the unique race.

A treat awaits Everton fans on 10 October with If You Know Your History 5K fun run. The route takes in Everton landmarks key to the club’s history while supporting official charity, Everton in the Community.

It’s off to Thurstaston on 16 October for the Off Road 8, a new beach and trail race. It was due to the staged for the first time in 2020 but was postponed like all other BTR events.

The Wirral 10 Miler and 10K is on 31 October. A flat, fast course along the Wirral coastline, out and back from New Brighton.

Highly regarded as the city’s kick-start to Christmas, the much anticipated Appreciate Group Liverpool Santa Dash returns on 5 December. Almost 2,000 Santas still got their Santa fix last year by running virtually. This year, the city centre will once again be turned red and blue for this 5K festive fun run.

Last word with Alan: "Come and join us for a BTR race in 2021, it’s great to be back.”

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