Reds and Blues came together to remember the 96 in the BTR Liverpool Run for the 96 2017
The Run for the 96 community legacy fun run took place today in Stanley Park – a fitting location between Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium and Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park.
Run For The 96 5K is the brainchild of Dom Williams, who organises the annual Hillsborough to Anfield run. He developed the idea of Run For The 96 with race organisers BTR Liverpool to create a new 5K community legacy fun run as a way of engaging the wider community to run to remember The 96. BTR organise and deliver the Run For The 96 event.
This year, Chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) Margaret Aspinall will take part for the very first time. Margaret will be joined by Liverpool actor Michael Starke, fondly known as TV favourite Sinbad in Brookside. Together, they will walk the 5K course.
In 2016 funds raised through the Run for the 96 totalled £11,252.78 for the LFC Foundation and Everton in the Community, the charitable arms of the city’s two football clubs to enable them to continue their fantastic work across Merseyside – seeing them each receive £5,626.39.
The charity element is key to the event’s commitment to ensuring that local communities benefit from the legacy run. So this year the LFC Foundation, Everton in the Community and Stanley Park Liverpool CIC will also benefit.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BTR LIVERPOOL’S UPCOMING EVENTS, WATCH OUR CHAT WITH BTR LIVERPOOL’S RACE DIRECTOR ALAN ROTHWELL. OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE WWW.BTRLIVERPOOL.COM.