Women's 10K Liverpool
WOMEN'S 10K / LIVERPOOL - 08.09.24
Back in the 1980's Liverpool City Council was an innovative leader in the creation and development of women's running. The London Marathon and the Great North Run had quickly established themselves as challenging distance events but they were attracting mainly men.
Women's participation in running events was in it's infancy and at the time there just were two women only races hosted in Dublin and Glasgow and they were flourishing. Liverpool City Council seized the initiative and brought the Women's 10K to the city and it was an immediate success.
It was a race of it's time - and it stood the test of time - until the running market began to change in the mid 1990's . Women were becoming less intimated by male dominated races and started to take part in open category events - not to challenge the men but to run alongside on an equal footing.
The downside to this was that the 'women only' events were losing their appeal and over time participation numbers continued to drop.
The event was also affected by changes within the Liverpool City Council event delivery structure and it wasn't long before numbers had dropped off completely... but women were now out in force and competing in races everywhere.
In recent years there has been a resurgence in women only events and once again Scotland is taking the lead by hosting 10K races in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
So Liverpool is stepping up once again to bring back the Women's 10K Liverpool.
The original Women's 10K took place in Sefton Park so it seems only right to reinstate this fantastic event in it's natural home.
The date is set - Sunday 8th September 2024 - and we can all look forward to bringing back one of Liverpool's most popular running events.
All event details for the Women's 10K regarding the course and activity on the day will be posted as and when confirmed.
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