Sunday 21st March
9.00am Start, Pier Head
Road closures on race morning
Please note The event will operate a road opening plan whereby sections of road will be opened as soon as possible AFTER runners have passed through each location along the course up to Jericho Lane / Aigburth Road at 8.5 miles.
ROAD CLOSURES will affect the following locations…
Start / finish area is now on Canada Boulevard and runners will move off from this location at 9.00am to pass along Mann Island turning right on to Strand Street as far as Liver Street where they will turn left and then right on to Park Lane.
MILE 1 is on St. James Street at Norfolk Street. Runners continue along St. James Street as far as the main junction at Upper Parliament Street where runners head toward Princes Road on the wrong side of the road (running against the direction of the traffic). Princes Avenue is unaffected.
MILE 2 is at the junction of Princes Road / North Hill Street. Runners turn on to Devonshire Road at the end of Princes Road to move on to the correct side of the road before South Street. Vehicle access for residents along Devonshire Road will be via Devonshire Road West at the junction with Belvidere Road. Runners continue along Devonshire Road and Belvidere Road to turn left on to Ullet Road using the Princes Park side of the road only.
MILE 3 is on Ullet Road at the junction with Alexandra Drive. Continuing on as far as the junction of Ullet Road at Windermere Terrace and Aigburth Drive runners turn right on to Aigburth Drive. The event will not be using Princes Park so access and egress for residents at Windermere Terrace will be unaffected. Access to Windermere Terrace will be from Ullet Road / Smithdown Road direction or via Sefton Park Road. It will not be possible to access Windermere Terrace from Ullet Road / Aigburth Road direction whilst the race is in progress. At the roundabout at the top of Aigburth Drive runners will turn left on to Croxteth Drive heading toward the junction at Mossley Hill Drive where runners will stay on Croxteth Road running past the Cricket Club and Allotments on the park side of the road. Access to the residential flats and St. Hildas School will be via Croxteth Drive roundabout until runners are Belvidere Road (approximately 9.15am) after which time it will not be possible to exit Sydenham House until the runners have passed this location at approximately 9.45am. As soon as runners have cleared this location it will possible to exit and return via Croxteth Drive toward Greenbank Drive only.
MILE 4 is on Croxteth Drive just after the Cricket Club. At the end of Croxteth Drive runners pass along Greenbank Drive and then move into Sefton Park turning left past the Palm House and then right over the Iron Bridge.
MILE 5 is on Mossley Hill Drive just before the Field of Hope. Continuing as far as the lake at the bottom of Sefton Park runners turn back into the park and pass along the park pathways.
MILE 6 is at the café in the middle of the park. Exiting the park at the top end on Mossley Hill Drive runners turn left to follow Mossley Hill Drive on to Croxteth Drive (in the opposite direction) and then on to Aigburth Drive all the way around the park to the exit point by the car park toward the underpass at the junction of Aigburth Road and Jericho Lane.
RUNNERS WILL BE OCCUPYING BOTH SIDES OF CROXTETH DRIVE BETWEEN THE CAVES EXIT POINT AND AIGBURTH DRIVE FOR A PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR BETWEEN 9.15AM AND 10.15AM.
Back markers will have passed the location at Sydenham House heading toward the Greenbank Drive by 9.45am. Runners will be on the opposite side of the road at Sydenham House from approximately 9.35am.
MILE 7 is at Lark Lane on Aigburth Drive.Runners pass through the underpass at the end of Jericho Lane to access Otterspool Park.
MILE 8 is just inside Otterspool Park and runners then head toward the promenade via Otterspool Drive at the end of Otterpool Park.
MILES 9, 10 and 11 are on the promenade as runners return toward the city centre.
MILE 12 is located at Coburg Wharf just before Kings Parade. The last mile will see runners move off Kings Parade and pass along The Colonnades and across the bridge at Canning Half Tide Dock before passing on the river side of the Museum to finish back on Canada Boulevard. Anticipated winning time 1 hour 5 minutes to arrive at 10.05am. Back markers to complete the course in less than 3 hours finishing no later than midday.