THE inaugural Medal Muddle 5K is being held in Hoylake on Monday.

Taking place on Hoylake Promenade at 10am it is part of the annual Hoylake & West Kirby Lifeboat Open Day.

The run is 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. Profits will be donated to Hoylake lifeboat station.

The idea 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.

Monday’s race 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 September 29 from Ashton Park on the Wirral Way, with profits being donated to Pawprints Wildlife Rescue in Hoylake.

BTR race director Alan Rothwell said: “The Medal Muddle will encourage new runners to get involved, with the added benefit of community support and engagement while fundraising for local charities.

“We’re delighted to be working with the RNLI at Hoylake, who are supporting the very first Medal Muddle 5K event.

“The run will be part of the long established annual Hoylake & West Kirby Lifeboat Open Day, so a fun day out for all the family – we hope to see you there.”

Entries for the Medal Muddle 5K can be made in person at the BTR office at 82 Market Street in Hoylake. You can also register at

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