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2014 Archive


City festive spectacle tops Las Vegas on 10th anniversary

December 8th 2014

A staggering 8,500 Santas defied challenging weather conditions yesterday (Sunday, 7 December) and took to the streets of Liverpool for the 10th anniversary BTR Liverpool Santa Dash – winning back the world title honours from Las Vegas.


Liverpool was awash with a sea of red – and 750 blue Santas – for the city’s biggest annual festive spectacle  . . . MORE


Five Merseyside charities will benefit over next 12 months

November 20th 2014

Race organisers BTR Liverpool is launching an initiative which will benefit five Merseyside charities over a 12-month period.


BTR Footsteps Fundraisers is a joint fundraising partnership which will bring the charities together to benefit financially through BTR’s key race events over the next year.


BTR Liverpool is the leading independent organisation for organising and delivering race events in Liverpool City Region  . . . MORE


November 3rd 2014

The votes are in and the winners of the very first Merseyside Running Community Awards have been announced.


Over 140 guests came together for the inaugural awards dinner at The Richmond Hotel Liverpool, Hatton Garden.


The awards were staged to recognise and celebrate the thriving running community of Merseyside  . . . MORE

Wirral Hosts Second Annual Half Marathon

October 7th 2014

Over 2,500 runners will descend on Wirral this weekend for the second annual BTR Wirral Half Marathon and 10K.


The event takes place on Sunday, 12 October, with both races starting at 9.30am in Birkenhead Park and finishing in New Brighton  . . . MORE

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Santa Dashing across Liverpool

September 18th 2014

A group of 10 Santas with a head for heights will be seen dashing over the heads of shoppers in Liverpool city centre this Thursday morning (18 September) as the UK’s biggest festive fun run draws near  . . . MORE

Shortlist Announced for Merseyside Running Community Awards

September 5th 2014

The much anticipated shortlist for the inaugural Merseyside Running Community Awards has been revealed today (Friday, 5 September).


The awards are being staged to recognise and celebrate the thriving running community of Merseyside  . . . MORE

Awards to celebrate Merseyside Running

July 31st 2014

Merseyside’s vibrant running community is being celebrated with its very own awards – and nominations are now open.


The inaugural Merseyside Running Community Awards feature seven categories, including overcoming adversity, inspiring others and volunteer teams – and are open to all  . . . MORE

BTR Tourists Embrace Tough 52-Mile Challenge

July 18th 2014

The second annual BTR Tour Of Merseyside has been hailed as a huge success – with two thirds of places already taken for the 2015 event.


A core cluster of 160 runners of all levels and abilities completed six races over seven days, covering an impressive 52 miles of road races, multi-terrain and cross country  . . . MORE

Runners Set for 52-Mile BTR Tour of Merseyside

June 30th 2014

The 52-mile BTR Tour Of Merseyside is back for 2014 – with over 200 runners set to take on the challenge which starts this Sunday (6 July) with a Half Marathon in Southport.


The week-long event takes a tour of the county with six races over seven days, covering an impressive 52 miles in Southport, Walton, Wirral and Knowsley, as well as Hale  . . . MORE

Sun Shines for Successful BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K

June 10th 2014

The sun shone on 2,800 runners who took part in yesterday’s BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K (Sunday, 8 June).


This was the ninth annual event of its kind, attracting local and regional runners; those in fancy dress running for charity; and runners who had travelled from across the country  . . . MORE

Over 3,000 Runners Gear Up for BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K

June 2nd 2014

The ninth annual BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K takes place this Sunday (8 June) with race entries closing at 3,100 runners.


The point to point course takes on a slightly revised route, starting in Blackstock Street in Liverpool City Centre at 9.30am  . . . MORE

New Dad Runs BTR Port Sunlight 10K - Two Weeks After

The Race

June 2nd 2014

A Liverpool runner has completed a 10K race after missing the official event when his wife went into labour two weeks early.


Avid runner, 35-year-old Stephen Lea from Bootle, was all set to compete in the third annual BTR Port Sunlight 10K race on Sunday, 11 May – but the newborn had other ideas  . . . MORE


Liverpool Half Marathon to feature in new national Vitality Run Series launched by Jessica Ennis-Hill

May 21st 2014

Jessica Ennis-Hill was in central London today to launch the Vitality Run Series, a major new series of eight events, which will include the BTR Liverpool Half Marathon.


Featuring seven of the UK’s most prestigious half marathons and one 10k event during 2014/15, the Vitality Run Series will help to establish the Liverpool Half Marathon as one of the country’s headline running events  . . . MORE


Rain Fails to Dampen Spirits at BTR Port Sunlight 10K Race and Village Festival

May 13th 2014

Testing weather conditions failed to dampen the spirits of participants and spectators at yesterday’s the BTR Port Sunlight 10K (Sunday, 11 May).


The third annual event in the picturesque Wirral village attracted over 1,800 runners who took part in the 10K, 5K, and 1K children’s Fun Run  . . . MORE


Get your running shoes on . . .The Port Sunlight 10K Road Race is coming to get you!

April 25th 2014

The 3rd Port Sunlight Road Race is now only weeks away and entries are coming in thick and fast for the 10K and 5K events.


Many have participated in the race since its launch in 2012, while for others it’s their first time round the well manicured parks and wide boulevards of this picturesque village  . . . MORE


BTR Liverpool Announce Run For The 96 5k Race

April 13th 2014

A new 5k running event in memory of the 96 Liverpool football fans lost in the Hillsborough tragedy is being launched today (Sunday, 13 April).


Run For The 96 5k will take place in April 2015 in Stanley Park, and is being officially announced at a media launch at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory  . . . MORE


21st Year Success for BTR Liverpool Half Marathon

March 25, 2014

More than 6,800 runners took to the streets of Liverpool to take part in the 21st anniversary race of the BTR Liverpool Half Marathon.


The event on Sunday (23 March) attracted runners from 21 overseas countries to mark the special anniversary of the race, which was first staged in 1994  . . . MORE


LFC backroom staff gear up to run BTR Liverpool Half Marathon to raise funds for Club’s Charity

March 19, 2014

Liverpool FC backroom staff are preparing to take part in this year’s BTR Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday [23rd March 2014] to raise funds for the Club’s Charity, Liverpool FC Foundation.


Reds’ manager Brendan Rodgers, assistant manager Colin Pascoe,  . . . MORE


Milestone Year for BTR Liverpool Half Marathon

March 18, 2014

When the Liverpool Half Marathon takes place this Sunday (23 March), it will mark two major milestones for race organisers BTR Liverpool.


The 13.1-mile challenge celebrates the 21st Anniversary since the race was first staged back in 1994  . . .  MORE


Liverpool Santa Dash In Running For National Award

March 7, 2014

Liverpool's colourful Santa Dash is in the running for a national award – and your vote counts! Organised by BTR Liverpool, the 5k festive fun run has been shortlisted in The Running Awards 2014  . . . MORE


Wirral Half Marathon/10K Shortlisted For Tourism Awards

February 18, 2014

BTR Wirral Half Marathon/10K has been shortlisted in the Event Of The Year category in the Wirral Tourism Awards 2014. Organised by BTR Liverpool, the inaugural Half Marathon took place in October 2013,  . . .  MORE



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