The 13.1 mile course has evolved dramatically over the last four years or so with the start and finish moving to the Pier Head area for the first time in 2013.
It is predominantly flat with a short, sharp incline just after the 1 mile point at Upper Parliament Street and a run along Princes Road, Devonshire Road, Belvidere Road and then a right turn off Ullet Road toward Sefton Park. where runners enjoy the natural beauty of Sefton Park taking in both the external roads and internal park pathways.
A section along Croxteth Drive passing the cricket club and allotments was re-introduced in 2013 to ensure the accuracy of the course and with the event being UKA Licensed an accurate 13.1 mile is guaranteed.
At the bottom of Sefton Park runners will pass through a main road underpass to access Otterspool Park and then Otterspool Promenade as they head back toward the city centre at around 9 miles
The promenade section takes in the Liverpool Marina along the way with runners following a four mile stretch back to the finish line, passing the Liverpool Arena at just after 12 miles. In the last mile runners pass the rear of the Albert Dock, behind
the Tate Liverpool and cross the dock bridge just by the Liverpool Museum at 13 miles.
There are four water stations along the course at approximately 3, 6, 9 and 12 miles as well as the finish and toilets are located at Park Road (about half a mile), the six mile point on Mossley Hill Drive and in between Otterspool Park and Otterspool Promenade.