The Medal Muddle 5k 2019

Introducing the Medal Muddle

The BTR Road Runners Medal Muddle is a new 5k running event in Wirral. The first one being held on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August 2019.

Very much aimed at encouraging people to take part in a 5k run, it is hoped to attract many first-timers (though of course, more seasoned runners will also be welcome)! For this reason, we aren’t describing it as a full-on race, so there won’t be official times. 

The first event will be staged in Hoylake, but we aim to move subsequent events around the Wirral to encourage as many people to join in as possible.

Each event will see the profits go to a local charity, on this occasion it will be RNLI Hoylake, who host a popular open day on the same day as the race.

Event details

Outline map of the route

  • Race start: Parade Gardens, North Parade, Hoylake, CH47 3AL
  • Start time: 10:00
  • Race distance: 5k
  • Age limits: None
  • Race entry limit: 250
  • Route: Race will be off-road, and as an out-and-back along Hoylake Promenade will be dead flat!
  • Getting here: Postcode CH47 3AL will take you to the promenade; however bear in mind that as the road becomes busy with attendees to the RNLI open day, the promenade is usually closed to vehicles from 09:30 and you should consider other parking locations. Manor Road Merseyrail station is about 5 minutes walk from the race start, with trains every half hour, click here to plan your journey.
  • After the race: Why not stay in the area, and enjoy the Hoylake RNLI Open Day, which will see a range of events throughout the day.
  • To enter: Use the online link or call into the BTR office at 82 Market Street, Hoylake during office hours
  • More information: hosted on the BTR website

But why “Medal muddle”…?

This is a ‘recycling’ (or, if you prefer, ‘upcycling’) approach to the race!

The event will be using any medals left over from previous BTR events with a re-branded medal; with a similar approach to t-shirts. Rather than seeing these simply go to waste, it will hopefully be more use, becoming something that is valued by the participants.

Coming up

We look forward to seeing you at the Medal Muddle; and of course, if you’re looking for a friendly local club to run with, you are more than welcome to join us!

News and further information about forthcoming “Medal Muddle” races will be via this page or the BTR website.

BTR Roadrunners at Thurstaston


Page updated: 28/07/19