Sunday 2nd August 2020

9.30am Start

If you know

your history

IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY 5K / EVENT DATE

 

The date of the original If You Know Your History 5K event was to have been Sunday 2nd August.

However, as the event is now being hosted as part of the BTR virtual series the date for entries has been extended to 31st August in line with all other virtual runs.

Most people are choosing to run on the original date of the event

(2nd August) but you can take part when it suits you.

You can enter and run in any of the virtual runs at a time and location of your choosing up to and including 31st August.

IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY /

5K VIRTUAL RUN

SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST

2019 saw the first hosting of the If You Know Your History 5K and the 2020 event will take place on Sunday 2nd August but as a virtual event due to the global corona virus pandemic.

If you would like to join in a support Everton In the Community then you can enter now in preparation for the scheduled event date.

Your medal and race number will be sent out to you in advance of 2nd August and you can run on the day or at a time and location convenient to you.

Once you have completed your 5K run you can take a photo with your medal and number and send in to alan@btrliverpool.com and it will be added to the virtual gallery.

Everton In The Community will be opening up a Just Giving page so if you would like to help raise funds for the charity then you can donate directly once the page is up and running.

We look forward to you joining in the 2nd If You Know Your History 5K and hopefully we can get back to Goodison Park very soon!

The 2019 ‘IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY’ event is a 5k journey from the birthplace of big time football on Merseyside to a glorious finish alongside Goodison Park.

The run/walk starts at the 1787 Lock-Up Tower which is at the heart of Everton FC’s famous badge. The tower will be open on the day. Various informational points along the route will be manned by Friends of Everton Park and the Everton FC History Society.

 

The tower stands just inside the modern Everton Park above Netherfield Road South and is the only physical reference to old Everton Village.

The original Everton Toffee Shop is long demolished, but the site is marked adjacent to the tower. Everton toffees became famous nationwide, first thanks to Molly Bushell who began to make them around 1753 to a recipe provided by a local doctor.

 

It was a successful family business that would eventually be taken on by Mary Cooper. Everton FC would be nicknamed the Toffees and a 'Toffee Girl' symbolically throws sweets to the crowd before every Everton home game.

 The event heads up Village Street and the site of the former Queen’s Head Hotel where, in November 1879, St Domingo’s FC became Everton FC. The pub was the club’s first official headquarters.

 A left turn at the top of Village Street guides competitors the length of Everton Park towards the Northumberland Terrace entrance, taking in the greatest view in Liverpool.

 

The next marker point will be the site of the 1871

St Domingo Chapel at the junction of Breckfield Road North and St Domingo Vale. Members of this Methodist New Connexion church formed the fledgling football team that would become Everton FC in the winter of 1878.

 St Domingo Vale provides access to the next site on the route, the Sandon Pub on Oakfield Road, which became the club’s second headquarters following Everton’s move to their new Anfield ground in 1884.

 

John Houlding, Everton’s president at that time, owned the Sandon and event participants will follow in the footsteps of those pioneering players who initially changed at the Sandon and walked to the ground on match days.  

The route then passes Anfield itself, Everton FC’s third pitch, where they played for six seasons, 1884/85 to 1890/91. Beyond the Kop stand, the route turns right into Stanley Park where St Domingo’s began their football dream in 1878.

That historic first Park pitch is now under the car park opposite the Arkles Hotel on Utting Avenue.

 

Competitors will look towards Priory Road where the Blues played for three seasons between 1881 and 1884.

Those taking part will have completed a unique run/walk through 141 years of Merseyside football history.

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