The Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon is organised by BTR who organise other primaryful races such as the Port Sunlight 10k in May and the Tunnel 10k in June. The start and finish has been moved to a World Heritage Site and now the Liver Birds overlook proceedings. I'm a little biased as I'm from Liverpool but this is a great race in a fabulous city!
It is predominantly flat with a short, sharp incline just after the 1 mile point at Upper Parliament Street and a run along Princes Road, Devonshire Road, Belvidere Road and then a right turn off Ullet Road toward Sefton Park. where runners enjoy the natural beauty of Sefton Park taking in both the external roads and internal park pathways.
A section along Croxteth Drive passing the cricket club and allotments was re-introduced in 2013 to ensure the accuracy of the course and with the event being UKA Licensed an accurate 13.1 mile is guaranteed. At the bottom of Sefton Park runners will pass through a main road underpass to access Otterspool Park and then Otterspool Promenade as they head back toward the city centre at around 9 miles.
The promenade section takes in the Liverpool Marina along the way with runners following a four mile stretch back to the finish line, passing the Liverpool Arena at just after 12 miles. In the last mile runners pass the rear of the Albert Dock, behind the Tate Liverpool and cross the dock bridge just by the Liverpool Museum at 13 miles.