The seventh annual Run For The 96 takes place on Saturday 22 May 2021. Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the community legacy event will be a virtual run for the second year.
The virtual format allows participants to complete a 5K or 1 mile distance local to them, and also enables runners and football fans across the world to get involved.
Everyone taking part has the chance to win a signed Jamie Carragher LFC shirt featuring his honours specially embroidered on the back. The shirt will be personalised to the winner.
Liverpool Football Club legends Alan Kennedy and Jamie Carragher will be taking part virtually. Alan Kennedy has taken part every year since the event was first staged in 2015, including last year’s virtual run.
More than 600 participants have already registered. Runners will receive their number to wear on virtual run day, as well as their special commemorative medal.
The entry fee has been reduced to reflect the virtual format. No T-shirts will be produced this year due to the event change.
Overseas participants are encouraged to register early so run packs can be posted. Virtual runners have already registered in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States of America.
Run For The 96 was first staged in 2015 as a positive community legacy event to celebrate the lives of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough tragedy on 15 April 1989.
The event also remembers the families of The 96 and the survivors, who have tirelessly fought for justice with the utmost dignity. The event has previously had the support of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG), which disbanded earlier this year.
Run For The 96 has now raised more than £30,000 for charities since the event was first staged.
This year’s official beneficiaries are the LFC Foundation; Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation; Everton in the Community; and Stanley Park Liverpool CIC. Together, they support the vision of creating a legacy event to honour The 96 while ensuring local communities benefit.
Last year’s virtual Run For The 96 saw 1,600 runners take part across the world, raising £6,700 which was split equally between the LFC Foundation; Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation; Everton in the Community; and Stanley Park Liverpool CIC.
Once again, the four beneficiaries will receive an equal share of all monies raised through sponsorship and donations made through the dedicated Run For The 96 2021 Just Giving charity page which can be found at https://justgiving.com/campaign/runforthe96
Everyone taking part, sponsoring a runner or making a one-off donation has the chance to win one of three LFC jerseys donated and signed by Liverpool FC legend Jamie Carragher. The shirts will be personally signed for the winners. There are three chances to win:
- Virtual run registered participants will be entered into a draw;
- All fundraisers and anyone making a one-off donation on the official Just Giving page https://justgiving.com/campaign/runforthe96 will be entered into a draw (donations made before midday on 31 May will be eligible for the draw);
- Photo competition judged by Jamie Carragher (full details below).
Participants are encouraged to take a picture showing their run number and/or medal to be included in the online gallery. Jamie Carragher will be looking for the most inventive picture – this could be choice of event running gear or run backdrop.
Pictures must be submitted by midnight on Monday 31 May 2021 to be included in the competition, email images to [email protected]
Register for Run For The 96 at https://www.btrliverpool.com/965k