This year we have once again had runners taking part from across the world and over 1,000 of you took to the streets in your trainers and club colours from Anfield to Australia! It is very reassuring that despite the global health pandemic over the last 15 months we have still managed to get so many people involved.


I was lucky enough to do my virtual 5K on the scheduled date for the event - in Stanley Park - and was joined by Liverpool FC legend Alan Kennedy who has supported the 96/5K from the outset. It was great to see so many people out and about in the park undertaking their own virtual runs - flags, children, dogs, the fast and the not so fast all out doing what the football community of Liverpool does best... supporting a fantastic cause and respectfully remembering all those involved in that awful April day back in 1989.


There have been many photos sent in showing the many venues and destinations where you ran and by the end of the month (of May) we will be selecting a winner who will receive a personalised and signed Jamie Carragher shirt.


There are two other opportunities to win a signed shirt... one was just by taking part. If you did then you will be in a draw and if you are raising money the event charities then you will also be in a second draw.


If you would like to make a donation to the event charities then (click here)

All funds go directly to the LFC Foundation Just Giving page.


RUN FOR THE 96/5K 2022


The date for the event next year is not known at the moment but will be identified once the 2021 /22 Premier League fixtures are announced.

The event will take place in Stanley Park (assuming the global health position allows) on the final Saturday of the next football season. This is because all final day fixtures are the following day (Sunday 4.00pm) and are all at the same time so we can use Stanley Park without interruption.

Entries for the event will open once the date can be confirmed and there will again be a virtual option for those who cannot attend Stanley Park in person on race day. There will also be the 1 mile option for on the day in the park and virtually.

Thank you for your amazing support this year and let's all look forward to getting together on the start line in 2022.

kind regards,

Alan Rothwell

Run For the 96/5K


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THE 96/1 MILE run entry fee of £12 for UK entrants only.


If you are an entrant outside the UK and wish to run 1 mile instead of 5K please enter the 96/5K to pay the correct overseas entry (£22) which covers the higher postage charge and email and advise that you wish to run 1 mile.


Thank you.



Everyone taking part in this year’s virtual Run For The 96 has the chance to win one of three LFC shirts signed by Liverpool Football Club legend, Jamie Carragher.

Jamie will be taking part virtually. And the signed shirts feature his honours specially embroidered on the back. The shirts will be personalised to the winners.

There are three chances to win the signed shirts:


  • All registered runners will be entered into a draw;

  • All fundraisers and anyone making a one-off donation on the official Just Giving page will be entered into a draw (donations made before midday on 31 May will be eligible for the draw)

  • Photo competition judged by Jamie Carragher.

Runners are encouraged to take a selfie including their run number and/or medal to include in the online gallery. We’re looking for the most inventive pictures – from running gear to backdrop. Pictures must be submitted by midnight on Monday 31 May 2021, email images to:

Jamie said: “Run For The 96 is a very special event, and I’m delighted to donate three signed shirts and take part virtually again this year. Celebrating the lives of The 96 and ensuring we honour their memory is hugely important to me.

“I’m looking forward to judging the picture competition, I’m sure we’ll receive some exciting pictures. It’s a real privilege to be involved, both running and as an official charity, alongside three other incredible beneficiaries. I’m already looking forward to joining everyone on the start line in Stanley Park next year.”

This year’s official beneficiaries are the LFC Foundation; Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation; Everton in the Community; and Stanley Park Liverpool CIC. They will all receive an equal share of all monies raised through sponsorship and donations.





Sunday 13th June 2021 Cancellation Notice


Following a review of the current health position which is in line with the Government 'road map' plans it has been decided that despite the best efforts of all concerned it will not be possible to host the Port Sunlight event on Sunday 13th June.

Although as organisers we have been very optimistic about being able to host the event this year - especially given the very positive recent improvements - it is still clear that the event would likely attract significant numbers on the day that would represent a potential health threat to everyone taking part, those involved in the delivery of the event and of course the residents of Port Sunlight Village.

Clearly this is not the news any of us wanted to hear but sadly the decision has been reached with the health and safety of all concerned being paramount.

Katherine Lynch, Director of Heritage from Port Sunlight Village Trust commented:

“Whilst we appreciate that this is disappointing news, we have a duty of care to the residents, volunteers, stewards, runners and their supporters, which we take very seriously. Port Sunlight Road Race is the perfect way to showcase this historic village and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2022 and experiencing that wonderful atmosphere you always get on race day – we’ve missed it!”


All entries from the 2020 event and anyone who has entered the 2021 event will be held over to 2022.

The proposed date for the 2022 event will be Sunday 12th June.

If you would like to transfer to either the Mersey Tunnel 10K (Sunday 26th September) or the Wirral 10K (Sunday 31st October) rather than defer to the 2022 Port Sunlight event then please email by 5.00pm on Friday 30th April. It will not be possible to transfer after this date.


All Port Sunlight entrants will receive a new confirmation email once the

2022 entries are opened.

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This event is not being hosted on the original date of Sunday 18th April due to Covid restrictions that are currently in place.


The new event date is Sunday 26th September 2021.


All entrants were sent an email about the full BTR event date change list on 19.01.21 and then specifically about the Tunnel 10K event on 22.01.21.

Medal Muddle returns in virtual format for 2021


As many of you know the BTR Medal Muddle concept was very well recived and it helped raise around £2,500 for local charities. Since last March it has not been possible to host any events due to the global pandemic but as we wait for the current health scare to clear, the Medal Muddle concept is now returning in virtual format.

If you are not aware, the medal Muddle concept was part of the BTR environmental approach to recycling event t shirts and medals that are inevitably left over over after race events. Normally these items would just simply go to waste but by upcycling them there is zero waste... and local charities benefit!

The spare t shirts and medals have been re-branded with the Medal Muddle logo and at the end of each Medal Muddle event you receive a mystery medal and t shirt.

Well now we can bring back the Medal Muddle concept - at least until the current health situation allows real events to happen again.

So, if you would like to undertake a virtual 5K at a time and location of your choosing then you will receive a Medal Muddle t shirt and medal and you can feature on the 2021 Medal Muddle gallery.

Just send your finisher photo to

To enter the 2021 Virtual Medal Muddle (click here)



With the ongoing problems of the global pandemic still impacting on race events it has been necessary to review all event dates particularly for the first six months of this year.

The following changes are being implemented and all entrants will be contacted by email regarding the specific details of each event.

Revised event dates for 2021 -

Off Road 8 (Sunday 28th February) will now move to Saturday 16th October.

Wirral 10 Miler / 10K (Sunday 21th March) will now move to Sunday 27th June*

Mersey Tunnel 10K (Sunday 18th April) will now move to Sunday 26th September.

Run For The 96/5K will remain on Saturday 22nd May but will revert to virtual format.

Port Sunlight 10K /5K is currently under review in line with the Government 'road map' structure to see if it is possible to host safely on Sunday 13th June.

Tour Of Merseyside (Sunday 27th June - Saturday 3rd July) will remain on these dates**

Liverpool Half Marathon / 10 Miler has already moved to Sunday 12th September.

Liverpool Santa Dash will take place on Sunday 5th December.

The If You Know Your History 5K hosted in conjunction with Everton In The Community is expected to take place in August and the date will be subject to confirmation of Premier League fixture dates which are not know at the time of writing.

* the date of Sunday 26th June is the preferred date for the Wirral 10 Miler /10K event. If the event is unable to be hosted because of ongoing Covid issues then a second date of Sunday 31st October will be considered.

** If the Southport Half Marathon is NOT held then the first leg of the Tour of Merseyside will be a half marathon course within the Wirral 10 Miler/10K. If the Wirral 10 Miler/10K can't go ahead until October then the Tour will be held over to 2022.


All changes that are now in place are provisional and subject to local authority permissions being granted. These permissions are in turn linked to the public health situation at the time of issue and are subject to change.

The last 12 months has proved to be very demanding in respect of event delivery and finding new dates for events is clearly very difficult because of the limited number of weekend dates available and the number of other events all of which are trying to find similar solutions.

If anyone who has already entered any of the above dates cannot make the revised dates then their places will be held over to the equivalent event in 2020. You will not lose your entry fee. You will not lose your place.

Thank you for your patience in these very challenging times.

Alan Rothwell

BTR Liverpool

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Monday 3rd May 2021




Beneficiaries are LFC Foundation, Jamie Carragher’s

23 Foundation, Everton in the Community, Stanley Park Liverpool CIC


Participants signing up from across the world will...

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