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New Year's Eve & New Year Liverbird Marathon Double

Flat and easy route gives as much a perfect PB opportunity for a serious runner, as a chance to complete your very first marathon while enjoying scenic route on the beautiful Riverside Promenade. Whichever kind of a runner you are Liverbird Marathon Double may well be a great new event in your running calendar.

Date: New Year’s Eve and New Year (31.12.2010 & 1.01.2011).
Time: 12:00 a.m. both days (early start for slower runners at 10:00) TBC
Venue: Liverpool.
Entry fee: £35 for 2 days; £20 for one day.
Optional T-shirts available for £12 extra donation and Pasta Party - available for £8 extra.
Q Who does my fee go to? - we support charities: Liverpool 23 Foundation, Project 65 Veterans Charity, and Brathay Hall Trust (remaining 5 quid is form the organisational issues such as medals)
Minimum Age: 18 on race day
Distance: about 26.7miles (43km) both days

Registration and running numbers:

We kindly ask you to manage to register on the day before your event or in the morning before 9 am each day still in the registration office. Hot meals/ sandwiches available at all times when registration office is open, just tick the extra box (Pasta party) in the entry form. You can also leave any baggage and drinks that you want to have at water stations. Race numbers are to be worn by at all times during both marathons. Please bring your own safety pins and have your own plastic bottle/mug!

Thursday 30th December – open all day UNTIL 9:00AM on the 31st
Friday 31st December – registration closes at 9.am for the duration of the event, opening again for day 2 at 5-6pm until 9:00 am on the 1st January.
Please note that registration closes 3hr before the general start! It’s better to register day before and turn up straight to the start)

Registration address: Flat 9, 44 Pall Mall, L3 6EL, half a mile from the start and finish area.

Are there time limits?
No, because of the funny date, there is no time limit. However, runners who expect taking more that 5hr45min will start at 10am. Please let me know your expected finishing time. There will be a pace maker for the slow group taking aiming for 5.30 -6;00 TBC.

Marshalls and water stations:
The route is very simple to follow and marshals will be present at crucial points. Three water stations along the 8km stretch: at the start/finish area and at the turn back place, see “Route” for details), i.e. every 2-3miles of the marathon distance. The organiser provides some water and snacks, however runners are asked to rely on their own refreshments that they bring. Those can be left in registration office (day before your run) and will be given to marshals at water stations where you can pick them on race day.

Toilets and Shower facilities
The organiser does not provide toilets and showers; however toilets in local shops, cafes, and restaurants may be used at their courtesy. Toilet and changing rooms can also be found the registration office half a mile from starting area.

Results and Awards Ceremony.

Results classified in the following categories:
For each separate marathon: Open
For those doing both days: Open, Male and Female – winners of those categories will receive a special trophy. (I’ll tell you guys there’s some proper trophies to be won, not the usual silver cup, so you better turn on a second gear;)
Results will be announced at 4:00pm or after the last finisher (TBC) and all finishers then awarded their medal. Finishers of both marathons will be awarded a medal on one day and a state of the art Mug on the other (hint: we should have some NY champagne so you’ll have a proper glass;).

EXTRAS (TICK APPROPRIATE EXTRA BOX IN THE ENTRY FORM!):

T-shirts - available for £12 donation.

Pasta Party - available for £8 donation

Start off your New Year’s celebrations with Pasta Party and have a decent sized pasta / rice meal after in between the two challenges. Pay once eat as much as you want.. Family members welcome! Start at 5-6 pm each day (Thursday the 30th and Friday 31st.) open all the time within registration opening times.

New Year Celebrations and free Accommodation
All runners are invited to New Year’s Eve party to celebrate year 2011 in each others’ company. Liverbird races – the Beatles theme! Also, for those who want to do both days free accommodation is available for a limited number of runners, in the form of sleeping on the floor (bring your own sleeping bag & mat!). The idea is “sleeping in one room, party in the other”. Obviously the party would finish at an agreed (relatively early) hour, depending on runners’ suggestions. If you don’t mind sleeping in a crowded room do email the organiser as places obviously limited.

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