Run For The 96 5K is a new and accessible for all running event in memory of the 96 Liverpool football fans lost in the Hillsborough tragedy.
The event has been created by Dom Williams, the man behind the Hillsborough-Anfield Run, an annual challenge which involves small team of runners from across the country come together to complete 96 miles over three days between Sheffield and Liverpool.
The Hillsborough-Anfield Run was first staged in 2011, and for the past three years Dom and the team have raised funds for the Hillsborough Family Support Group; Hillsborough Justice Campaign; Alder Hey Children’s Hospital; and The Children’s Hospital Sheffield.
Dom now feels it an appropriate time to create a community legacy run in Liverpool, to complement the team’s annual challenge. He approached BTR Liverpool in January 2014 to plan and deliver the event, and discussions started.
The proposed route will start and finish in Stanley Park, taking participants past the Hillsborough Memorial Eternal Flame on Anfield Road. Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium and Everton’s Goodison Park will provide a fitting backdrop as part of the route (final course to be confirmed), giving runners the opportunity to show their respect for the 96 as they run and remember on race day.
Run For The 96 5K will give people the opportunity to get involved with a community based initiative, encouraging first time or new runners to take up the challenge. The event is also likely to attract families and, of course, support from the city’s Red and Blue football communities. The run also has the support of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and T-shirt.
Participants are invited to support and fundraise for the event’s two official charities, which we are delighted to announce are the Liverpool FC Foundation and Everton in the Community. This is a key part of the event’s commitment to ensuring that local communities benefit from the legacy run.
BTR would like to thank Dom Williams for inviting us to host and deliver the event, and special thanks must go to all those are contributing to help make this event a reality.
Good luck to everyone who is taking part in what promises to be a very special DAY TO REMEMBER!
For more information please visit http://www.btrliverpool.com/#!run-for-the-96-5k/c1em3