The race will start at 9.30am in the Upper Park section of Birkenhead Park and Ashville Road will be closed to vehicles from 7.30am. There will be minimal closures to the roads around the park at the start of the event. This will be at the junction of Park Road North and Conway Street where runners will exit the park via the Grand Archway to pass along Vittoria Street shortly after 9.30am. As it is a point to point race, runners will pass in one direction only. The roads affected are as follows:-
The roads affected are as follows -
CLOSED 7.30AM APPROX. – OPEN . 10.00AM APPROX.
PARK ROAD NORTH / CONWAY STREET
CLOSED 9.15AM APPROX – OPEN 10.00AM APPROX.
VITTORIA ROAD, CLEVELAND STREET, RENDELL STREET
CLOSED 8.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 10.30AM APPROX.
TOWER ROAD, BIRKENHEAD ROAD, VICTORIA PLACE
CLOSED 8.00AM APPROX – OPEN. 10.30AM APPROX.
RUNNERS WILL THEN USE THE EGREMONT PROMENADE TO GET TO NEW BRIGHTON.
MARINE PROMENADE TO FLORAL PAVILION
CLOSED 8.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 11.00AM APPROX.
KING’S PARADE (BOTH DIRECTIONS)
CLOSED 6.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 1.00PM APPROX.
CLOSED 6.00AM APPROX. – OPEN 2.00PM APPROX.
Birkenhead Road will be closed in one direction only with residents or business access / egress possible via Kelvin Road or Dock Road heading toward the Seacombe Ferry. Access to Borough Road East is unaffected although the use of Birkenhead Road toward Four Bridges will not be possible after 8.00am due to the deployment of event traffic management. There is no restriction to Marine Point Retail Park access at any time from Rowson Street or Atherton Street. Access to New Brighton businesses from Harrison Drive will be via Grove Road and Warren Drive whilst the race is in progress due to the closure of King’s Parade.
IN ALL INSTANCES A DIVERSION ROUTE WILL BE SIGNED AND IN PLACE.
The times of the road closures are approximate and based on the safe delivery of the event. The times may be affected by the flow of runners and their safety takes priority although every effort will be made to reopen all roads at the earliest possible opportunity.
If anyone has taken part in either the Run Liverpool Marathon or Tunnel 10K events in recent years then you will know they both generate a first class atmosphere on race day.
The build up in Birkenhead Park last October was sensational with runners coming in from very early in the morning to kick start the day and create a great sense of anticipation. That same sense of expectancy is bound to be in place once again as Wirral hosts it’s first half marathon event.
Add into the mix more than 1,000 x 10K runners then you have yourself a brilliant day.
Spectators can see the runners off from Birkenhead Park and then make their own way to New Brighton which is just four stops away on MerseyRail.
This flat course is going to be fast so if you’re looking for a good time then this could be the race for you.
Both races will be delivered under UKA License and a Course Measure Certificates will be issued once the formal course measure takes place on Tuesday, 20th August.
The start line… is located at the junction of Ashville Road and the gates entrance to the Upper Park.
The race then passes around Park Drive in a clockwise direction as far as the Grand Archway to exit on to the junction at Conway Street.
Mile 1 is in front of the Visitor Centre on Park Drive just before the turn toward the Grand Archway.
At the exit from Birkenhead Park the course then travels along Vittoria Street, right on to Corporation Road and then around the junction on to Tower Road toward Four Bridges.
Mile 2 is in front of the Mast part way along Tower Road after the roundabout.
Continuing along Tower Road toward Birkenhead Road runners will move to the right hand side of the main roundabout and run on the wrong side of the roadway approaching the Seacombe Ferry where they will then pass on to the promenade toward New Brighton.
Mile 3 is located just after the ventilation tower at the beginning of the promenade alongside stairway 18 access on to the river.
THE FIRST WATER STATION WILL BE LOCATED HERE.
Mile 4 is just after Maddock Road, still on the promenade.
Mile 5 is the end of the promenade at Egerton Street.
Runners will then continue along Marine Promenade as far as the Floral Pavilion where the route will then skirt the roundabout and head toward Perch Rock and follow the Marine Lake walkway to Ian Fraser Walk.
Mile 6 is located at the back of Home and Bargain on Ian Fraser Walk and just after this point all runners will exit on to King’s Parade by the boating lake.
2ND WATER STATION AT THE CLOWN ROUNDABOUT.
Turning right on King’s Parade the 10K runners will keep left to finish on Coastal Drive whilst Half Marathon runners will continue on to the end of King’s Parade. At this point the course follows a path along the North Wirral Coastal Park promenade.
Mile 7 is at the access barrier at the beginning of the promenade.
At the end of the promenade approaching Leasowe Beach there is a narrow section where there will be two way running as runners complete the beach loop to access the upper section of the promenade.
Mile 8 is approximately 20 yards on to the beach.
Runners will cross the beach section to access the promenade again which will be the furthest point on the course where they will head back toward New Brighton.
At the pinch point for two way running on the return, runners will stay to the right and pass through the car park.
Mile 9 is situated at the access barrier to the car park.
At the end of the main car park (3RD WATER STATION) runners will turn left and then right to access the cycle pathway on the upper section of the promenade.
At the end of this section runners will pass through a second car park in front of the Derby Pool and then Bay View Road toward Harrison Drive. Runners will be required to use the pavement section at the Derby Pool as far as Harrison Drive.
Mile 10 is located about two thirds of the way along Bay View Road. (Lamppost 11).
At Harrison Drive runners will turn left toward the waterfront and after the second roundabout turn left on to the very top end of King’s Parade. You may see see runners going in the opposite direction at this point.
After the u turn at this point it is a straight run down to the Clown roundabout (in the outside lane of the main road). You will have already run in the opposite direction along the inside lane. The lanes will be coned to segregate runners on King’s Parade.
Mile 11 is located at the round about before the Clown roundabout on King’s Parade.
(4TH WATER STATION)
At the Clown roundabout runners will do a second u turn and head back toward the opposite end of King’s Parade, running in the outside lane all the way to the second roundabout where they can then cross to the left hand side.
At the Harrison Drive end of King’s Parade runners will take a left turn and then left again on to Coastal Drive.
Mile 12 is at first left hand turn at the end of King’s Parade.
At the first roundabout on Coastal Drive runners will turn left toward King’s Parade and then right at the next roundabout to return along King’s Parade on the inside lane toward New Brighton.
You will definitely see runners going in the opposite direction at this point as you will have used all four lanes along King’s Parade to get to this point.
Ahead of you will be the Clown roundabout where you will follow the roadway around to Coastal Drive to finish.
10K RUNNERS WILL FOLLOW THE SAME ROUTE AS FAR AS THE CLOWN ROUNDABOUT ON THE WAY OUT.
BOTH HALF MARATHON AND 10K RUNNERS WILL FINISH AT THE SAME LOCATION.
10K markers will be at -
1K Park Drive just after the Rugby Club.
2K The Grand Archway exit from the park.
3K Rendel Street / Corporation Street junction.
4K Outside the Soccer Dome on Birkenhead Road.
5K Promenade bottom of the first set of steps.
6K Lifebelt 29 / Lamppost 44, promenade.
7K Just after Hertford Drive, promenade.
8K Egerton Street roundabout (end of Promenade)
9K Ian Fraser Walk / Home and Bargain.
10K Coastal Drive.
Photos of the btr Wirral 10k / half taken from Fort Perch Rock.
We get asked a variety of questions about our events. If you cannot find the answer below, please email us and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
Race results are normally available shortly after the completion of the event. If you have supplied your mobile telephone number as part of the entry process then you will normally receive a text alert with your race time shortly after the conclusion of the event. Race results can be found on www.tdl.ltd.uk or via the link on www.btrliverpool.com
In accordance with the UKA rules ipods and other such mp3 devices are not allowed. BTR Limited can only advise that not wearing listening devices is in the interest of your personal safety. It is at your discretion should you choose to ignore this instruction.
The race starts at the junction of Ashville Road and the Upper Park.
The age limit for entering the 10K is 16 years on race day and 17 years fro the Half Marathon.
In the first year of the event there will be a cap of 2,000 runners in the Half Marathon and 500 in the 10K.
The race is a point to point event and the start line is in Birkenhead Park. There is parking around the park itself but not on the roads inside. Direction details are provided in the race instructions but the park is easy to find and is just a short distance from Birkenhead town centre or either Mersey Tunnel. Sat nav postcode location is CH41 4HY which is the Visitor Centre inside the park.
Unfortunately not. BTR Liverpool Limited operates a no refund, deferral or entry transfer policy. The terms and conditions of entry are listed on the web site at the point of online entry and on the printed entry form.
There is no obligation to raise money for charity. However, you are welcome to raise money for any charity of your choosing. You will need to contact your charity directly as the event does not provide sponsorship forms or charity information.
Race packs are sent out approximately three weeks before the event date.
Yes, both races start and finish at the same locations and the event begins at 9.30am. Course details are on the COURSE section of this web site.
Everyone who completes the race is awarded an event medal and technical fabric T shirt.
Such is the nature of a point to point course unless your have made provision to be picked up you will need to make your way back to the start. This is relatively easy as New Brighton train station is a short walk from the finish line. Trains run at 23 and 53 minutes past the hour and a single fare back to Birkenhead Park station is £3.10p Mersey Rail have advised that six carriage rains will be running on race day. The station is just across the road from Birkenhead Park.
There will be baggage buses at the start line and they will depart at 9.15am, 15 minutes before the race start. You can collect your belongings at the finish area.
No. the course for both races is generally flat and fast so expect good times.
Great to see so many runners taking part in the 1st btrLiverpool half marathon and 10k events.
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