THE NEXT RACE
IN MARCH 2019
All 2019 Dates To Follow
As a result of increasing numbers and the pressure on the registration desk we shall close entries 10 minutes before the race start i.e. 6.50 p.m. Please make sure you have registered before this time to ensure you are eligible to run.
Photographs – Just a quick note to all Seaside Runners, that there a number of people who take photographs at our event.
Photographs are by far and away the most popular posts on Facebook, they are eagerly awaited by most runners, and appear on other social media and on our website
Mark also take photos of winners etc, and we have recently had a request for a drone to follow the run, it will be great to see the action in video. We welcome all these records as part of the event, however if you have any objections can you please let us know beforehand.
Unfortunately, we shall have to increase the entry fee for our races in 2018. The rise is due to a significant increase in the cost of providing medical cover. St John Ambulance and the Red Cross are unable to provide the level of cover required by UKA, consequently, we have commissioned a commercial company to provide medical cover. The new arrangement will include a mobile first aider who will cycle at the rear of the field and be available to act as a first responder on the course. To cover the increased cost, we shall need to increase the entry fee from £3 to £4 for club runners and from £5 to £6 for non-club runners. Mark and I were reluctant to increase the entry fee but we feel that it is the only way of ensuring the safety and well-being of the runners and protecting the long-term future of the races.
In 2017 we introduced more prizes for competitors and also a league for the six races, with prizes for some age categories.
Wirral Seaside Runs is a series of six races of 5 km, organised by Pensby Runners. The runs are held monthly from March to August each year. All races are enter on the day with registration inside Leasowe Lighthouse. There is ample free parking available.
The Seaside race start is from near Leasowe Lighthouse, Moreton, along the sea embankment to finish at Harrison Drive just past the Derby Pool pub and near to Wallasey Village. While most run back to the car park at the start you will need to arrange transport at the finish otherwise. It is a flat and fast course and provides a regular indicator of fitness and performance. The races are very popular with club runners and also beginners and joggers and have become a permanent fixture on the running scene of Merseyside over the last 30 years. Although there is no formal cut off time it is expected that new ‘seasiders’ will aim to complete the three miles within 45 minutes.
Download an entry form (pdf) here: Entry Form 2018-1
Download an entry form (Word) here: Entry Form 2018 Word docx
Dates for 2018
RACE 1 Wednesday 28th March (N.B. 6.30 p.m. start time)
RACE 2 Wednesday 25th April (7.00 p.m.)
RACE 3 Wednesday 30th May (7.00 p.m.)
RACE 4 Wednesday 27th June (7.00 p.m.)
RACE 5 Wednesday 25th July (7.00 p.m.)
RACE 6 Wednesday 29th August (7.00 p.m.)
Download a poster here: Seaside Poster 2018
Also many thanks to our friends Leasowe Lighthouse for helping to put on the event.
Wirral Seaside Run is fully licensed by Wirral Borough Council and UK Athletics.
Under 11 years of age. Please see our policy under ‘Race Day Information’