In recent years BTR has sought to keep entry fees for the half marathon at a minimum but shortly before the 2019 event we were advised by Liverpool City Council that there would be a charge for use of the city's parks and open spaces.
The charge for running through the public open spaces for the 2019 event was £3,850 and this will apply once again in 2020.
It should be pointed out that these park use charges now apply to all events that 'use' parks so you may well find that either entry fees increase in other events, they move location or they disappear altogether.
As a consequence - and with other event service providers increasing their costs it is unfortunately necessary to increase the entry fees for both the half marathon and 10 mile road race for 2020.
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
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.
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.
What’s the cost?
The Standard Entry Fee is £36
The UKA Affiliated club fee is £34
When booking online you will be charged a Service Fee by the booking company which will be added to your Entry Fee.
We CANNOT take event entries over the phone OR in person. Entries are online only.
Race packs will be sent out approximately three weeks before the race date or as when received after that date, subject to entries still being taken.
IMPORTANT Terms and conditions of entry.
You enter the Liverpool Half Marathon on the understanding that once the entry is accepted it is
not possible to provide refunds, deferments or entry transfers. Changes in personal circumstances prior to the event cannot be taken into account.
This includes injury or any other medical condition arising once your entry is accepted.
Standard debit / credit card rights are maintained for seven days after entry.