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Tour Of Merseyside



The Tour of Merseyside is an amazing week of running which takes in six different venues across Merseyside and covers fifty two miles over seven days. Each race is different in distance, location and terrain. It's challenging but very rewarding at the same time.

The original Tour concept was created by Dr. Ron Hill in the early 80's as a DOUBLE MARATHON challenge as everyone had caught marathon fever back in 1981 with the launch of the London Marathon. The Tour was a different kind of challenge and as far removed from the mass participation offered by London and many other marathons at the time.

The 2024 Tour of Merseyside will again be limited to 500 runners as the small size of the event is a key ingredient of it's success. When it started back in 2013 there were just 78 participants who dared to take on the Tour and it was an immediate success with year on year growth up the current limit of 500.

The Tour offers more than just a series of races and over the last nine years many runners have become good friends after meeting on the Tour start line for the first time.

It really is a special event because of the friendship it offers and the support that it delivers as the week goes by.

Once you have taken part in the Tour of Merseyside it will remain a treasured running memory for many, many years.

The Tour structure is as follows -

Race 1. Location to be confirmed. It is likely that the Southport stage of the event will change in 2024 and several locations within Merseyside are under review. As soon as a decision is made regarding the location and structure of the half marathon then details will be posted and entrants advised.

Race 2. Thurstaston Multi terrain 5.9 miles. As the title suggests a tough off road event with beach, hills and trail.

Race 3. The Ralla 10 miler. Flat and fast along the old railway line pushing you to half way.

Race 4. The River Mersey 5 miler. The shortest distance but the biggest challenge... in fancy dress!!

Race 5. Stadt Moers Park Cross Country. 6 miles and a good old fashioned up hill and down dale 2 lap chase.

Race 6. Wirral Coastal 12 miler. New Brighton to West Kirby and back with a bit of beach thrown in at half way.

Are you up for the Tour challenge this year? Go on...

Open to entrants aged 18 and over on 30.06.2024


If you have requested to defer from the 2023 event to 2024 and have paid the deferral fee then your place is secure for next year. It is not possible to defer for more than one year. 

As per the terms and conditions it is not possible to provide refunds or entry transfers to another individual.

You can request your deferral by emailing and payment details will be sent by return.


When you enter the BTR Tour Of Merseyside you do so by accepting the terms and conditions of entry in full.

IMPORTANT - Terms and Conditions of Entry. 

You enter the 2024 Tour Of Merseyside on the understanding that once your entry is accepted it is not possible to provide a refund beyond your 14 day statutory rights period from the date of entry. 

Your entry cannot be transferred to another individual.

If you need to defer your entry then you may do so up midnight on FRIDAY 7th JUNE 2024.

Your deferral will be subject to a £50 charge to retain your place for 2025 and you may only defer your place once.

If you do not use your deferred place after one year then the entry becomes void.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Male Winner - 

Matthew Crehan

Kirkby Milers



2nd place -

Oliver Chadwick

Wallasey AC



3rd place -

Anthony Taylor

Salford Harriers



Female Winner -

Carmel Edwards

Kirkby Milers



2nd place -

Fiona Cook

West Cheshire



3rd place -

Hayley Fairclough

Penny Lane Striders



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