The 'Rock n Roll' concept started in 1998 in America and is characterised with live music at every mile, a brilliant colourful medal and a concert at the end for all of the runners. The event also takes place in other major cities around the world including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Fransisco. Every year over 500,000 people take part in a Rock n Roll race.
Both the half and full marathon start and finish in Liverpool city centre. The half heads out towards Princes and Sefton Park before a long 4 mile stretch along the seafront.
The marathon heads north out of the city passing both Everton and Liverpool football grounds before returning to town and joining the half marathon route. Although the majority of the half is relatively flat (apart from the initial climb out of the city centre) the marathon is a little more challenging. Liverpool is a great city to visit but if you're after a pb you may struggle on this course.
Well organised race through the city - challenging (of course). All the stewards and staff were very helpful and encouraging. Crowds along the route kept the runner encouraged. Enjoyed every minute! (well... you know what I mean!)
Enjoyed this marathon - thought it was well organised. Lots of toilets en route, well marshalled and supported. I enjoyed visiting the north end of Liverpool, where we had plenty of support. Not as much music as I'd have liked, but probably a blessing for local residents. I do wish I could have seen friends who did the half-marathon at the end, but they'd long gone by the time we finished. Great medal and t-shirt. Couldn't have drunk a pint of beer though!