More than 1500 people are set to pound the streets of New Brighton and Seacombe on Sunday, 13 December, in memory of Constable Dave Phillips.

The run/walk will be taking place along the bank of the river Mersey on the promenade between New Brighton and Seacombe and has been organised by a team of Dave’s Merseyside Police colleagues and a number of members of the public who have given their own time to assist us in this venture.

The run/walk will involve more than 1500 participants, who are open to all levels of fitness, with some running, while others will be completing it at a more sedate pace.

The event is being supported by Dave’s family and his closest work colleagues, some of whom will be taking part in the event. The distance to be covered is 6554 metres, 6554 being Dave’s Merseyside Police warrant number. Entrants will have booked in by 8.30am to allow sufficient time to make to the start/finish which will be on the prom near the Black Pearl wooden ship.

The event has been supported by many local businesses clubs and individuals, many with no ties to the Police, and is being marshalled and facilitated by a large number of volunteers.

Many local venues have agreed to open up early on Sunday for participants to use facilities with discounted hot drinks and food for all taking part or supporting the event.

Those taking part will be at the start line for 8.50am for a safety briefing and the run/walk will commence at 9am immediately after a minutes applause in tribute to Dave.

A raffle will be held on the day with tickets available up till it being drawn at 1pm, when the winning tickets will be drawn in the Floral Pavilion. Ticket, which can bought for £2 each, will be available on the day.


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