Sunday May 30th, 2021
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 5K · 1 Mile
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool marathon continues to go from strength to strength, attracting thousands of visitors to experience the sights, sounds and atmosphere of Liverpool. We realize that this may cause some inconvenience to residents and businesses. We have produced detailed traffic management plans that allow the city to keep moving, to ensure customers and staff can get to businesses and provide access routes to residents.
We’ve made some changes to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon course for 2019 to account for the closures of the Chuchill way flyovers, and also the Magic Weekend rugby league event taking place at Anfield stadium. Only the full marathon course has changed. The Half Marathon, 5k and Mile courses remain the same.
Here is a summary of the 2019 marathon course:
The first mile remains unchanged, with the iconic Royal Albert Dock start line followed by the Unesco World Heritage sites of Pierhead, the Beatles Statue and the three Graces.
After mile 1 the course no longer climbs the (now closed) flyovers, but turns left at the Superlambanana and proceeds across Leeds Street.
The route to the north of the city and the two football stadia from the city centre (Mile 1) to Netherfield road (Mile 3) has changed and no longer follows Islington.
We will take in even more of Everton’s Goodison Park stadium this year, passing through the famous Dixie Dean gates, taking in a full 360-degree loop of the stadium and enjoying the Evertonian hospitality at a mini Fanpark with band, DJ, water station and support in front of the stadium.
Stanley park will still play host to miles 5-7 of the course before the course passes adjacent to Anfield Stadium, and then retraces the same course back to the city centre.
With the Magic Weekend Rugby League event taking place at Anfield Stadium throughout the weekend, we are not able to pass through the stadium this year. The course will still pass close by, giving you a great view of the Iconic home of Liverpool FC.
St Domingo Road (AKA Marathon Mountain) has been removed from the course. This was a steep, tough hill at 7.5 miles that no longer needs to be climbed. Prince Edwin Street will be the most significant climb this year, but it is earlier in the course and shorter.
After returning to the city centre, the course follows the same route as previous years, winding its way past sights such as the Eleanor Rigby Statue, Matthew Street, John Lennon Statue, Cavern Club, Chinese Arch, Anglican Cathedral, Princes Park, Sefton Park, Penny Lane and the Otterspool Promenade. Finishing in the same as place as 2018 on the Kings Parade waterfront at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The only slight change is the route around Sefton Park which has been adjusted regain some lost distance earlier in the course.