RUN FOR THE 97 5K,
Saturday 27th May 2023
RACE START: 9.30am
The ninth annual Run For The 97 is back in Stanley Park on Saturday 27th May 2023.
Just by taking part, you have the chance to win some fabulous prizes donated by our charity partners – Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation, LFC Foundation, and Everton in the Community.
Participants are invited to take part in the 5K or 1 Mile community legacy fun run as they walk, jog or run to remember The 97.
Virtual runners are encouraged to take a selfie including their run number and/or medal to include in the online gallery.
TRIBUTE TO LFC FAN ANDREW DEVINE
BTR Liverpool, who organise and deliver community legacy event Run For The 97, have released a statement following the sad loss of Liverpool Football Club fan Andrew Devine.
Alan Rothwell, BTR Liverpool Race Director, commented: “We were very saddened to hear the news of Mr Devine’s passing, and would like to pay tribute to Andrew and his family. With the support of our event charity partners, our annual community legacy fun run will now be known as Run For The 97. We will be announcing further details shortly.”
Run For The 97 was first staged in 2015 as a positive community legacy event to celebrate the lives of the 97 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough tragedy on 15 April 1989. The event also remembers the families of The 97 and the survivors, who have tirelessly fought for justice with the utmost dignity.
More than £35,000 has been raised for charity since the event was first staged.
BACKGROUND TO RUN FOR THE 97 5K
The Run For The 97 5K was established in 2015 to act as a positive legacy event after a dedicated endurance team had been running between Liverpool and Sheffield to remember the 97 people who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989.
The team led by Dom Williams included members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group and runners who just wanted to show their support for the efforts of Dom's team by running 96 miles! An amazing achievement.
In 2015 it was decided to create the Run For The 975K so that the event could include everyone that wanted to show their support for the 97.
The 5K fun run has attracted amazing support from across the globe with Reds fans from as far away as America and Australia and all points in between taking part. The introduction of the virtual element means that supporters from across the world can now join in wherever they are.
The 5K run itself takes place in Stanley Park and follows a course that passes between Anfield and Goodison Park taking in the eternal flame at Anfield where many participants stop and pause for a moment as a show of respect and remembrance.
As much as the day is about remembering it is also about enjoying the run, gathering together and raising funds for four amazing charities who help, engage and support deserving causes across Merseyside.
They are the LFC Foundation, 23 Foundation, Everton In the Community and Stanley Park C.I.C.
All four charities play key roles in the local community and the Run For The 97 5K is delighted to have on board as ambassadors for the event.
The event date is always the final weekend of the Premier League football season so there is guaranteed use of Stanley Park on the Saturday with all final day fixtures being played the following day at 3.00pm.
Just by taking part in Run For The 97 you are playing a vital role in celebrating the lives of The 97.
This year’s four official charity partners are Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation, LFC Foundation, Everton in the Community, and Stanley Park junior parkrun. Together, they support the vision of creating a legacy event to honour The 97 while ensuring local communities benefit.
First staged in April 2015, the event has gone on to raise more than £35,000 for charity.
Everyone taking part in the 5K or 1 Mile event on Saturday 21 May 2022 is invited to fundraise or make a one-off donation – and don’t forget to Gift Aid as this makes a big difference. All monies raised will help support vital community outreach programmes.
The official Run For The 97 2022 Just Giving charity page can be found at
Thank you for your support.
COUCH TO 5K TRAINING PLAN
If you have never run before and would like to take part in the Run For The 97 5K then you can!
With just a little bit of consistent training you could be taking part alongside thousands of other reds and blues fans on Saturday 11th May.
Click on the following link to see the simple 9 week training schedule which starts with just a brisk walk and one minute of jogging to get you started.
If you have any doubts about taking up the Couch To 5K programme then always consult your doctor to make sure you are able to begin the walking / jogging sessions at no time should you put your health at risk.
For your 3 runs in week 1, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then alternate 1 minute of running and 1-and-a-half minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.
For your 3 runs in week 2, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then alternate 1-and-a-half minutes of running with 2 minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.
For your 3 runs in week 3, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then 2 repetitions of 1-and-a-half minutes of running, 1-and-a-half minutes of walking, 3 minutes of running and 3 minutes of walking.
For your 3 runs in week 4, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then 3 minutes of running, 1-and-a-half minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running, 2-and-a-half minutes of walking, 3 minutes of running, 1-and-a-half minutes of walking and 5 minutes of running.
There are 3 different runs this week:
Run 1: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking and 5 minutes of running.
Run 2: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 8 minutes of running, 5 minutes of walking and 8 minutes of running.
Run 3: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 20 minutes of running, with no walking.
There are 3 different runs this week:
Run 1: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking and 5 minutes of running.
Run 2: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 10 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking and 10 minutes of running.
Run 3: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 25 minutes of running with no walking.
For your 3 runs in week 7, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then 25 minutes of running.
For your 3 runs in week 8, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then 28 minutes of running.
For your 3 runs in week 9, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then 30 minutes of running.
Good luck with your training and hope to see you on the start line!
Enter now via the online facility below.
What’s the cost?
The entry fee for the 5K (event participant in Stanley park) is £24
The entry fee for the 5K (virtual UK participant) is £24
The entry fee for the 5K (virtual international) is £26
The entry fee for the 1 Mile Fun Run (event participant in Stanley Park) is £12
The entry fee for the 1 Mile Fun Run (virtual international participant) is £18
IMPORTANT Terms and conditions of entry.
You enter BTR events on the understanding that once the entry is accepted it is not possible to provide refunds, deferrals or entry transfers outside your statutory rights period. Refunds provided within the statutory rights period will be subject to a £5 administrative charge. 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.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.