Run For The 96 2017

The third annual Run For The 96 5K took place today in Liverpool’s Stanley Park, situated between Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium and Everton’s Goodison Park.

The overall aim of Run For The 96 is to remember and celebrate the lives of the 96 Liverpool fans, who were unlawfully killed in the Hillsborough tragedy on 15 April 1989. Run For The 96 5K also remembers the families of The 96 and the survivors, who have tirelessly fought for justice with the utmost dignity.

The Race started at 930am, followed by a new 1 mile race at 1115am.  Participants were invited to raise money for charity for Liverpool’s, Liverpool Foundation and Everton’s, Everton In The Community.

Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) Margaret Aspinall has supported and attended Run For The 96 since it was first introduced in 2015. This year Margaret will took part for the very first time.

Margaret will be joined by Liverpool actor Michael Starke, fondly known as TV favourite Sinbad in iconic Channel 4 soap Brookside. Together, Margaret and Michael walked the Stanley Park 5K course. Michael attended Run For The 96 for the first time last year and was keen to get more involved.

Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG), commented: “Run For The 96 is a fantastic way to bring the community together in a positive, active way to remember The 96. It is a lovely tribute and a very special legacy. Everyone in Liverpool deserves credit in our fight for justice and I am extremely proud of my city. After cheering everyone on for the last couple of years, I am excited to take part this year and experience the wonderful atmosphere first-hand.”

LFC legend Alan Kennedy returned to run the race again aswell as Liverpool’s Stephen Smith, the boxer, Ex-Emmerdale actor Kurtis Stacey, Milk Tray Man Patrick McBride, original Big Brother Winner Craig Philips, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, Deputy Mayor Of Liverpool, Cllr Ann O’Byrne and local personality Speedo Mick.

Reds and Blues stood by side as football club anthems, Liverpool’s You’ll Never Walk Alone and Everton’s Z Cars were played, followed by a minute’s applause to remember The 96.

For photo’s please click on the link below:-

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Author: James O'Hanlon

Liverpool photographer and local history fan. I will attend events of varied types and post them on this blog.

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