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Alder Hey Children’s Charity is based in the North West and so what better place to raise money for our fantastic charity than in Liverpool itself, with a North West running event? Running events are a fantastic way to raise money as well as improving your own health and fitness. Whether you’re planning to undertake a charity challenge alone or as part of a group, get started today and help us continue to do life-saving work. Running events in Liverpool are an amazing way to get fit and active as well as make new friends, not to mention the difference you could make to someone’s life in the process. Whether you’re an experienced long-distance runner looking to add a new race to your running events calendar, or this is your first kind of fitness challenge – there’s no time like the present! Find out which charity running events in Liverpool are available for you to take part in this year!

The Liverpool Half Marathon

The Liverpool Half Marathon is a fantastic local event which will be a great way to fundraise some money for Alder Hey. 13 miles in distance, this is a challenging event that is more suited to the experienced runner. However, if you have time to train and do want to challenge yourself with a half marathon event or are seeking half marathons in the UK, then this is a fantastic event to take part in. The next Liverpool Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 15thMarch 2020 and is £34 per entrant. You can now enter here.  

Liverpool Rock n Roll

Probably Liverpool’s biggest running event, the Rock n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon is definitely a great choice for your running events calendar. Taking place on May 25th and 26th 2019, you can enter the event here. One of the biggest running events in the North West, you can run the Rock n Roll marathon whilst enjoying some of the sights of the fantastic city of Liverpool, stepping back in time with The Beatles and enjoying the views of the waterfront. For those less experienced runners that are still looking for a charity challenge and want to fundraise in Liverpool, there is also a 5K on the same day. Whichever running event you choose, Alder Hey will greatly appreciate any money raised.

The Alder Hey 10K

Organised by Alder Hey themselves, the Alder Hey 10k takes place every year and succeeds in raising a fantastic amount of money for the charity. The race takes place in Liverpool’s very own Croxteth Hall and Country Park and is a fantastic running event for all abilities – whether you’re running with a team of fancy-dress wearers, running as part of your club or entering for yourself. The event is a great day with the proceeds going towards the Charity’s fantastic cause. If you would like more details about when the 2019 Alder Hey 10K will be taking place, join our waitlist today. Entries to the race include a medal, goody bag and t-shirt and the running event itself will also have massage therapists on site as well as a number of different stalls and activities. If you’re looking for 10k charity runs to take part in, this is definitely one to consider.

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Raising Money for Liverpool’s Children Charities

Simply follow the four easy steps below to begin your charity challenge:

  • Register for your chosen event which can be done with the organiser directly, on the event’s website. After this is done, please give the Alder Hey Children’s Charity a call on 0151 252 5716, explaining the details of the charity run or running event you are taking part in and when. Alternatively, you can email us with your name, address and the running event you have chosen.
  • Spread the word! Inform friends and family of your intentions to take part in the running event and ask them kindly to donate to the cause. You can also share your sponsorship page across your social media channels so that friends and family can easily sponsor you. You can easily set up a free donation page – with the best ones to use being: JustGiving, My Donate or Virgin Money Giving as the money raised will be transferred automatically to Alder Hey, at the end of the event.
  • For fundraising packs and advice, check out our downloads page.


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