Beginners sign up for new medal muddle 5k event in Hoylake

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Event by local club BTR Road Runners will raise money for charity and ‘upcycle’ race medals and T-shirts

A Wirral running club is hosting a new event next weekend as part of the Hoylake & West Kirby Lifeboat Open Day.

The event is being organised by Hoylake-based BTR Road Runners to encourage new runners, raise money for charity, and upcycle medals and T-shirts from key local races.

The inaugural Medal Muddle 5K takes place on Bank Holiday Monday (26 August) on Hoylake Promenade, starting at 10am.

BTR Road Runners meet in Hoylake twice a week to train, new members are welcome.

Profits from the run will be donated to the Hoylake branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). The run coincides with the Hoylake & West Kirby Lifeboat Open Day taking place on the same day.

The idea behind the event is to create a mobile 5K which will move round Wirral, while supporting new runners and welcoming them to experience a race event environment, maybe for the first time.

The August event marks the first in a series of Medal Muddle 5K races being staged monthly until November, supporting a different each charity each time.

The second Medal Muddle 5K will take place on Sunday 29 September from Ashton Park on the Wirral Way, with profits being donated to Pawprints Wildlife Rescue in Hoylake.

Entry is £10 with all profits being donated to charity. There is no lower age limit, but youngsters must be accompanied. All running abilities welcome.

Organisers hope the new concept will attract beginner runners or those embarking on a Couch To 5K plan, and for them to use the Medal Muddle series as a target.

BTR Road Runners are taking the lead in race event upcycling by creating the series of 5K runs. All participants will receive a medal and T-shirt carrying the Medal Muddle branding.

The medals and T-shirts have been donated by Hoylake-based BTR Liverpool, the leading independent organisation for creating, managing and delivering headline race events across Liverpool City Region.

The BTR event portfolio runs throughout the year and includes the BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K; Port Sunlight Road Race 5K and 10K; and BTR Liverpool Half Marathon.

After each race, there are always left-over medals and T-shirts – so the new event has been created to minimise waste while also raising money for charity.

The medals have been rebranded with a Medal Muddle 5K medal ribbon, while the T-shirts have also been updated to carry the new branding.

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