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Tour Of Merseyside



2023 10th Tour Medal Reveal

From the outset in 2014 the Tour medal has been consistent with the design focusing the figure 52, this being number of miles 'Tourists' complete throughout the week of running.

However 2023 is a bit of a celebration year as we have now reached the 10th hosting of this spectacular event... so we've rung the changes and introduced a different design.


It still celebrates the famed number 52 but we've changed the shape and the medal finish which we hope you will like.


Now, what colour t shirt shall we go for?


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 2022 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. Southport Half Marathon 13.1 miles. A traditional road race environment and longest leg of the Tour.

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 26.06.2022


The current entry list for the 2022 Tour Of Merseyside contains around 200 names of people who requested to defer from the 2021 event because of the global pandemic. If you have previously requested to defer from 2021 to the 2022 event then it is not possible to defer again to 2023. You have to take part this year or you will lose your place.

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

If you entered the 2022 event (after the completion of the 2021 event) then you

can defer but there will be a £30 charge to retain your place for 2023 event.

You will need to request your deferral by 5.00pm on TUESDAY 31st MAY and pay your deferral fee by this time.

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

It will not be possible to defer after 31st May.


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

The full list of terms and conditions can be viewed by clicking on the link on the event page but in summary... you enter the 2023 Tour Of Merseyside event with the intention of -

taking part in the full six race series at the times and locations listed

you acknowledge that your entry can only be deferred for one year (should you need to defer)

you acknowledge there is a £30 deferral charge to pay for qualifying deferral requests

your entry cannot be deferred in the two weeks preceding the scheduled event date

BTR cannot accept responsibility for changes in your personal circumstances (between the time you enter and time of the event) including accident, injury, illness of any kind either long term or unscheduled

your place cannot be transferred to another individual or BTR event

you are not entitled to a refund at any time other than your statutory 14 period from the time of entry

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.

Male Winner - 

Chris Pownell

Knowsley Harriers



2nd place -

Oliver Chadwick




3rd place -

James Mackie




Female Winner -

Carmel Edwards



2nd place -

Carol Paxton



3rd place -

Kelly Marrin





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