Mersey Tunnel 10K

Next Race: 18/04/2021

The Mersey Tunnel 10K Course.

The accurately measured 10K course starts on Blackstock Street approximately 250 metres before the KingswayTunnel emergency access road.  

After a sharp u turn off the emergency exit runners then begin the gentle 1 mile descent under the River Mersey. The Tunnel entrance marks the 1K point with markers for 2K and 3K positioned inside the Tunnel.

Around 2.5K runners notice the descent level off before staring the long, slow ascent out of the Tunnel and into the daylight on the Wirral side of the river.

Leaving the Tunnel via the Emergency exit on the left hand side (before the toll booths) runners move on to Oakdale Road and a welcome slight downhill section at 4K. This was the half way point in previous years but the 5K point (and water station) is now at the car park just behind the Mersey Ferry terminal on Birkenhead Road.

The second half of the course is as flat as it comes with the full 5K distance from the Wallasey Ferry terminal to the finish at New Brighton running alongside the River Mersey.

When the going gets tough… the tough get going with some participants attacking the final stretch whilst others just take the promenade in their stride.

The second drinks station is located near to the 7K at the bottom of the Manor Road.

The finish is now located on Ian Fraser Walk behind the Marine Point retail park. This means runners will continue along the full length of the promenade and then pass on to the public highway at Marine Promenade, past the Floral Pavilion and along the lake pathway – past Perch Rock – and then on to Ian Fraser Walk to finish.

What’s the cost?

​The Standard Entry Fee is £25.

The UKA affiliated fee is £23.

When booking online you will be charged a Service Fee by the booking company which will be added to your Entry Fee.

Please Note:

We CANNOT take event entries over the phone.

Race packs will be sent out approximately three weeks before the race date or as when received after that date, subject to entries still being taken. 

​​Terms and conditions of entry.
You enter the BTR Tunnel 10K on the understanding that once the entry is accepted it is not possible to provide refunds, deferments or entry transfers. Changes in personal circumstances prior to the event cannot be taken into account. This includes injury or any other medical condition arising once your entry is accepted.
Standard debit / credit card rights are maintained for seven days after entry.

Mersey Tunnel 10K Apr 2021

  • 18/04/2021, 09:30

    2021 Mersey Tunnel 10K

    10 Km run £23.00 - £25.00

Location

Directions

Getting to the start area:

The start area is now located Blackstock Street just off Vauxhall Road.  Sat nav postcode for Blackstock Street guidance is - L3 6EP.

By train

​The nearest main line train station is Lime Street which is a 25 minute walk from the start area. The nearest local train station is Moorfields on the Liverpool loop line. The start line is a 15 minute walk along Moorfields to Tithebarn Street then Pall Mall, Leeds Street, Vauxhall Road as far as Balckstock Street.

By car

​The waterfront roads are well signposted from any direction when approaching the city centre. Follow city centre signs or the brown Tourist signs for Albert Dock. At the end of Great Howard Street you will see a BMW showroom. Drive past the BMW showroom and then the Mercedes showroom on Leeds Street and then turn left at the next set of traffic lights at Vauxhall Road, Blackstock Street is on the right hand side. There is car parking available in the adjacent side streets but not on Blackstock Street itself.

The nearest secure car parking is at the NCP on the south side of Pall Mall opposite the SEAT showroom

From the south, follow the signs into the city and look out for Albert Dock, Liverpool Arena and Liverpool ONE shopping centre. The Liver Buildings will be on your left just after these locations. Follow the road past the Radisson Blue Hotel on your right on to Leeds Street. You will see the Mercedes showroom ahead of you, go past this and then turn left at the next traffic lights.

From the east, (M62 / Edge Lane) follow city centre signs all the way into the city itself on to Scotland Road via Hunter Street. Follow Scotland Road to the next main junction (at JMU building on your right) and turn left on to Leeds Street at this location. Turn right at the traffic lights at the junction of Leeds Street and Vauxhall Road. Blackstock Street is on the right hand side of Vauxhall Road if you are coming from Leeds Street direction.

From Wirral / Kingsway Tunnel exit (Wallasey) on to Scotland Road toward the city centre and follow the right hand turn at the first main set of traffic lights (after exiting) on to Leeds Street. Turn right at the junction of Leeds Street and Vauxhall Road. Blackstock Street is on your right hand side.

From Queensway Tunnel exit (Birkenhead) turn second left upon exiting the tunnel on to Scotland Road and take a left turn at the second set of traffic lights opposite JMU building on to Leeds Street. Turn right at the junction of Leeds Street and Vauxhall Road. Blackstock Street is on your right hand side. There is car parking available in the adjacent side streets but not on Blackstock Street itself.

The nearest secure car parking is at the NCP on the south side of Pall Mall opposite the SEAT showroom