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Everton duo Ross Barkley and Tony Hibbert have given their backing to the inaugural Run For The 96 5K taking place in Stanley Park on Sunday 19 April with places still available for those wanting to take part.
Run For The 96 5K is a new legacy running event that will remember the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy. Race organisations BTR Liverpool are encouraging participants to walk, jog or run as they remember the fans lost, their families and the survivors. The route takes in Stanley Park, with Goodison Park and Anfield as the backdrop.
Tony Hibbert said, “As always, as a football club we are more than happy to help out and support anything associated to the Hillsborough disaster and I’m sure it will be a great success.”
The 5K fun run will also see Everton Ambassador Graham Stuart don his trainers and take on the course alongside Liverpool’s Alan Kennedy. The support of both former players follows the recent announcement that the official charity partners for Run For The 96 5K are Everton in the Community and Liverpool FC Foundation.
Participants are invited to fundraise for Everton in the Community and Liverpool FC Foundation, the charitable arms of the city’s two football clubs to enable them to continue their fantastic work across Merseyside. This is a key part of the event’s commitment to ensuring that local communities benefit from the legacy run. All funds donated or raised will be split equally between the two charities.
Speaking ahead of next Sunday’s 5K, Stuart said:
“I’m looking forward to seeing people turn out in their numbers as we all come together for a good cause. Hopefully the sun will be shining down on us as we united to raise money for our two fantastic charities.”
The fun run has the support of the Hillsborough Family Support Group. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and T-shirt.
The event is the brainchild of Dom Williams, a Liverpool fan who has staged the three-day Hillsborough-Anfield 96-mile team running challenge for the past three years.
Dom Williams has been working with race organisers BTR Liverpool, to plan and deliver the event. BTR Liverpool is the leading independent organisation for race events in Liverpool City Region, its portfolio includes the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash and BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K.
Run For The 96 5K entry fee is £20 (£22 online). Find out more at www.BTRLiverpool.com or www.hillsborough-anfieldrun.com where people can enter online; download an entry form; download a sponsor form; or make a donation direct to the joint charity fund via Virgin Giving.