The RunLiverpool Marathon returns on Sunday, 9th October 2011 after a gap of some 18 years with 12,000 runners taking to the city's streets.


Q1. When will the RunLiverpool Marathon 2011 entries be open?
A1. The first-come first-served entries will open on Monday 17th January. There will be 12,000 places available in Year 1.

Q2. What is the minimum age for marathon participants?
A2. The minimum age for marathon participants is 18 on race day

Q3. Is there anyway I can still run the RunLiverpool Marathon 2011 after the entries have been filled?
A3. Yes. You can secure a place through one of our official charity partners or through one of the charities that have purchased places. A list of these charities can be found on charities.

Q4. How many entries are there?
A4. There are 6,000 general entries, 3,000 Merseyside postcode entries and 3,000 charity places.

Q5. I have entered the RunLiverpool Marathon 2011, what happens next?
A5. You do not need to do anything else except keep an eye on the website and on your emails for useful event information and tips for training. The first of these emails will be sent to you towards the end of February with an update of entry uptake.

Q6. I didn’t receive an email confirming I have a place?
A6. Please check that the email has not been delivered into your junk email. You also need to check that the email address you gave when you entered was correct. If you are still not happy, please email us at and we’ll get back to you.

Q7. When do I receive my race pack and timing chip?
A7. You will receive your race information and number about a month before race day. Timing chips will be collected from the RunLiverpool Marathon Expo, which will be on 7th and 8th of October in Liverpool City Centre.

Q8. What time does the race start?
A8. The race starts at 9.30am prompt.

Q9. I would like to run for a charity how do I do this?
A9. You can enter as a general runner and raise funds for one of our official charity partners or for a charity of your choice. Or you can contact one of the charities that have purchased charity places and secure your place through them. Please check to see which charities are holding guaranteed places for the 2011 event.

Q10. Does any of the entrance fee go to charity?
A10. No, all of the entrance fee goes towards the cost of putting on the race. We do however, work closely with local, national and international charities in helping them raise millions of pounds for their causes.

Q11. Do you have a deferral policy?
A11. In Year 1 entry deferral requests will be considered up to MIDDAY, FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER. This will be by email or post after which time deferrals will not be accepted.
The deferral will guarantee the entrant a place in the 2012 event but entry fee payment will be required. You will contacted about this once entries open for the 2012 event.
The transfer of RunLiverpool Marathon entries is strictly forbidden and will not be considered under any circumstances.

Q12. Are you offering refunds?
A12. No. Once entries are purchased then the entry fee is non – refundable.

Q13. Where is the course?
A13. The course is illustrated on the the course page of the website.

Q14. Will there be a RunLiverpool Marathon Expo?
A14. Yes the RunLiverpool Marathon Expo will be held on 7th and 8th of October. Venue to be confirmed.

Q15. Will there be official parking on the day?
A15. There will be a full public transport programme for runners and spectators to use as well as designated parking sites which will be confirmed nearer the time. This information will be published in the race instructions.

Q16. Can I run in fancy dress?
A16. Yes this is allowed of course, but please bear in mind the race day weather conditions and appropriate fluid intake should your fancy dress layers leave you needing extra hydration.

Q17. I would like to volunteer on the day, how do I register?
A17. Registration for volunteers is now open. To register as a volunteer,  click here. You can state your preference for when and where you would like to work and manage all your details on line. Requests will be met on a first come, first served basis, as position numbers are capped so don’t delay. If you have any queries please contact:-

Steve Byrne | Head of Community / Volunteers

Email address

Q18. I am quite a slow runner, what happens if I don’t finish or it takes me more than 6 hours?
A18. The roads around the course obviously have to have a re-opening schedule. We have worked this out so that even if someone was just walking (and we do not advocate ‘walking’ – we expect every entrant to be able to jog for at least significant portions of the race) at a reasonable pace, they will be able to finish the race on the actual road surface of the route. However, anyone moving around the course at slower than seven hour pace (that is slower than 4 miles an hour), may be told to move on to the pavement and in effect regard themselves as a pedestrian. Most of the last five miles are not on public roads, so this should not be a problem.

Q19. I still have my timing chip what do I need to do with it?
A19. The timing chip is disposable and it doesn’t need returning.

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