Grinch Hand Over West Kirkby

Don't Be A Grinch!

There's a new festive race on Merseyside, and there's still time to enter...

There are generally two types of person in the run up to Christmas, those who happily start listening to Mariah Carey as soon as Halloween is out of the way, and those who share qualities with the famous Dr Seuss character. You know, the green one! 

Hoping that more people fall in the former camp, race organiser, BTR Liverpool has come up with another festive treat for runners - The Grinch 5K (12 December). Taking place a week after their showstopping Santa Dash which is scheduled for this weekend, The Grinch 5K is a new family fun run originally scheduled for December 2020 but put on ice due to the pandemic. 

Taking place in West Kirkby village, the course will follow a path around the lake to Macdonna Drive and then loop around to come back on itself via Sandy Lane and the Wirral Way. Runners will then continue along the promenade to finish back at the beach start point. 

In keeping with the theme of the race, everyone will be asked to dress for the occasion and wear something suitably green and we are told there will be 'no exceptions' to this rule! Organisers will also be hosting a best dressed MAX (for those not in the know - this is the Grinch's faithful hound) competition so bring your canine friends along too. 

Everyone completing the 5K run will receive a special Grinch medal and chocolate treats and there will also be plenty of green goings on in West Kirby village. So, all in all, this race provides runners with plenty reasons to be as happy as the people of Whoville rather than their mean-tempered neighbour. 

​The event will support the West Kirby Christmas lights Appeal and BTR will make a donation after the race to help put a bit more sparkle to the already impressive light display that is in place in the village.

If you'd like to grab yourself a spot then head over to runABC's race entry website

Image: BTR Liverpool

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