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Competitor Group Announces Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon


Inaugural marathon and half-marathon to take place in home of the Beatles on Sunday, May 25, 2014

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – A road race mixed with live musical performances is coming to Liverpool. Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the global active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced a new Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & ˝ Marathon will take place next spring on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Online registration will open on Thursday, September 5 at

“It’s tremendously exciting for us to enter into a partnership with the City of Liverpool, which has a musical history that is unmatched in the UK,” said Tom Godfrey, General Manager of Competitor Group Europe. “Not only will runners enjoy a world-class marathon and half-marathon through the streets of Liverpool, but the timing is superb with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ Invasion of America taking place throughout the year.”

The marathon and half-marathon courses will start and finish along Liverpool’s spectacular waterfront, featuring scenic views of its historic docks, rich architecture, spectacular museums and numerous cultural attractions along the course. Live bands interspersed with fanfare and entertainment and will line the route, culminating the race experience with a celebratory finish line festival and post race concert.

“It is a real coup for Liverpool to have secured the services of the Competitor Group,” said Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool. “They have a fantastic track record in putting on top quality, exciting events that have a distinctly local flavour and attract large numbers of competitors and spectators from near and far. Liverpool is known the world over for music and sport, and there is nowhere better to bring them both together than our city.”

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series started as a single race in 1998, and is now the World’s Largest Running Series that has grown to include a global tour of 31 events in 2013. The series was the first to combine the potential of running races as grand celebrations of health and wellness by combining a tourist destination, recreational running, charity fundraising, and musical entertainment into a single event. To guarantee no runner is left to hear their own lonely footsteps, live bands are positioned along the course, intermixed with entertainment and a festival at the finish line as a reward for all the participants.

For more information or to register for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & ˝ Marathon, please visit or like the event on facebook at


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