The Tour of Merseyside (TOM) is new, dynamic and challenging. It will test all who take part and will see a limited field of 300 runners take on six different race events over different distances, terrain and all crammed into just seven days.
The full distance covered will 52 miles and all of it will be hard as competitors go head to head every day in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual respect but with the constant backdrop of real competition.
The Tour has never been staged on Merseyside before but was delivered by running legend Dr. Ron Hill around the Tameside area back in the 1980s and it was just as challenging and competitive back then.
The full race programme is featured on the Race Day section of this site so take a look as see if you’re up to it.
The structure of the Tour will require all those entering to take part in all six races in order to qualify for an overall finishing time.
After the first event the finishing times for everyone will go forward be added to the finishing time of the second event to give an overall time for each competitor. This will continue through the week and after the last race the winners will be determined by the runners who have the best combined time for all six events.
From the second race onwards the leading three runners in both male and female races will wear yellow, vests with 1,2 and 3 on the front to distinguish them in the race environments.
At the end of the Tour there will be a presentation event in New Brighton (venue to be confirmed) at the conclusion of the Wirral Coastal 12 mile run on the final day (Saturday, 13th July).
The Tour will be filmed from start to finish and a video presentation of the activities of all six races will be on view for all to see at the post race party.
So, are you tough enough to take on the Tour??
Entries will be limited to the first 300 so if this is for you then get in early.
You’re going to see Merseyside like you’ve never seen it before.