It’s the start of a brand new year and time to gear yourself up for a fresh set of challenges for the year. We’ve compiled 13 challenges to sign up for this year to keep your health goals firmly on track.

    1. Spring City Spring 5k or 10k (Sefton Park) – The 2017 event takes place over the weekend of Sat 6th May (5k and Kids 1k) and Sun 7th May (10k). Sign up here.
    2. Swim 22 (In aid of Diabetes UK) – Between 22 February and 22 May 2017 you’ll swim the equivalent of the English Channel in your local pool. That’s 22 miles! Find out more information here.
    3. Run For the 96/ 5k – The third Run For The 96/5K is now confirmed for 14th May. This year’s event will be complemented by a new 1 Mile Fun Run, so now everyone can take part in this great event. Sign up here.
    4. Rock’n’Roll Marathon & Half Marathon – One of the most enjoyable marathons out there, get serenaded around the course with stages set along the way to keep you going on 27th & 28th May. Register here.
    5. Race For Life 5K Aintree Racecourse – The Cancer Research 5k will bring  a sea of pink to Aintree on 18th June. Registration is currently closed until mid-January but visit the link here for more information. Pretty Muddy Cancer Research
    6. Pretty Muddy 5k Sefton Park – Due to the runaway (pun intended) success of Cancer Research’s Race For Life and Tough Mudder, Pretty Muddy is a nice compromise. For a taste of muddy fun and obstacles register your interest here
    7. Color Obstacle Rush 5k – Combining the fun of colour, an obstacle course, foam, music and more. See main image above. Sign up here.
    8. Vitality Half Marathon – The 24th Liverpool Half Marathon date is now confirmed as 2nd April. Entry fees  are reduced up to the end of April so don’t wait, sign up now here.
    9. Liverpool – Chester – Liverpool Bike Ride – If cycling is more your thing then is a non – competitive bike ride which covers a range of distances from 5 miles to 100 miles, for all the family and abilities depending on the chosen route. For more info and to sign up click here. 
    10. Scouse 5k – The Scousest of all events, the Scouse 5k is great fun and you can sign up now here
    11. Tunnel Run 10k – The tunnel run returns with a new date, due to significant local transport works taking place over the first six months of 2017. This is a popular one and always a good atmosphere so this is a good one to sign up to. Register up here.
    12. Triathlon – No dates have been announced but keep any eye out on the website here for confirmation.
    13. Santa Dash 5k – The date is yet to be confirmed but it’s usually the first Sunday in December for a festive race like no other. Let’s not talk about Christmas 2017 just yet though….