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Organised Events

We offer several popular events across the year for anyone to take part in. These are a great way to get motivated, giving individuals or staff teams a goal to work towards. Tournaments allow teams to compete against other organisations in Sefton, whilst other activities such as our Stepometer challenge are great for internal competitions!

Our events are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however we have set up Virtual events to help maintain your fitness levels

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For more information or to register on the next 5K event please contact us on 0151 934 2079 or email.

5k Challenge

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Whether you're a seasoned runner or a beginner, our 5k is a great event to complete.  You can run, jog or walk this event.  We use 2 locations, Crosby Lakeside and Princes Park, Southport. 

Virtual 5K 2020

We have recently run our first Virtual 5K during the Covid-19 pandemic.  There were some brilliant efforts...

Well done to Si Redhead from Crosby who was the fastest male with a time of 17 mins 41 secs, and Christine Murphy from Birkdale High who was the fastest female with a time of 22 mins 39 secs. The winning trophy’s will be presented to you both when safe to do so.


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The Duathlon is a three-stage event, involving 1.5km Run - 5km Cycle - 1.5km Run. The event is normally held at Litherland Sports Park in March and October on the running and cycle tracks. Bikes available to hire on request.  


Duathlon 2019 (October)

Well done to everyone who took part in last years' Duathlon.  A special congratulations to Andrew Boulger 22 mins 01 secs and Dawn Fairclough 24 mins 31 secs who won first male and female. 

Virtual Duathlon

After the success of our Virtual 5K, many people were left inspired to push themselves, so we set up a Virtual Duathlon for those wanting to try something different. We had some excellent times and amazing photos sent in of everyone completing the 5km run and 10km cycle. Alan Joyce was the fastest male with an amazing time of 37 mins 3 secs and Angela Byrne was the fastest female with a brilliant time of 1 hr 42 secs.

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For more information or to register on the next Duathlon please contact us on 0151 934 2079 or email.
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For more information or to register on the next Mixed Netball Tournament please contact us on 0151 934 2079 or email.

Mixed Netball

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Our Mixed Netball Tournament is a great way to either try out a new sport, relive your childhood or enter as an office team with work colleagues.  Teams of 7-10 people compete together against each other.  Each team must have at least 1 male on the court at all times.  We hold 1 event throughout the year in April at Litherland Sports Park.  


Mixed Netball Tournament 2019

Congratulations to everyone who braved the weather and took part in last night’s Mixed Netball Tournament (2019). We hope you all enjoyed it and found a new love for the sport. It was great to see so many people who hadn’t played since school enjoying themselves, and for the men who many hadn’t played at all! 


The competition was won by the staff at St Michael’s who beat Active Sefton 3-2 in a very close final. The 3rd and 4th place were fought out with Manic Medi’s beating the staff at Kew Woods Primary, so well done to you all.

Mixed Football

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A recent addition to Active Workforce is a mixed 5-a-side Football Tournament.

Join in with work colleagues, friends and family to compete in this fun tournament.  Teams can be all male, all female or mixed.


On the night we have group stages followed by semi-finals and the final, the winning team will receive a trophy.

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For more information or to register on the next Mixed Football Tournament please contact us on 0151 934 2079 or email.
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For more information or to register on the next Stepometer Challenge please contact us on 0151 934 2079 or email.

Stepometer Challenge

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The Active Workforce Stepometer Challenge is a great way to encourage employees to increase their physical activity. Teams take part by wearing pedometers/activity watches (watches available to hire) to record every step they take, competing to see who can top the leader board with the most steps. 

We hold 2 Challenges throughout the year, first in February and the second in September.  You can enter within a team of 5 or as an individual.  Step counts are recorded each week and weekly tables are sent out to all participants.


Stepometer Challenge 2019

Well done to everyone who completed this 6-week Stepometer Challenge.  We understand it’s not easy to keep up your motivation for 6 whole weeks. 

A big congratulations to Manic Street Pacers on winning the team challenge with a massive step count of 3,868,148 also well done to Tim on topping the individual table with a close fought out challenge with Stuart.


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Active Workforce teamed up with Public Health and Parks & Greenspace, to set up 2 parkrun’s in Sefton. These are FREE 5K runs every Saturday at 9am. To join in, you just need to register on the parkrun website where you will be issued a bar code. Simply take this bar code to whichever parkrun you want to go to, and they will let you know your time and position after the end of the race.


Crosby parkrun starts by Crosby Leisure Centre, Mariners Road, Crosby, L23 6SX.

Southport parkrun starts at Hesketh Park, Park Crescent, Southport, PR9 9JN.

Crosby parkrun - 3rd Birthday

Crosby parkrun recently celebrated its 3rd birthday. The parkrun was initially set up through Active Sefton, and continued by a team of volunteers, headed by Event Director Jan Mullin, who turn up every Saturday morning without fail to provide residents and tourists alike the opportunity to take part in the free 5K event at 9am. Crosby parkrun is one of 578 set up in the UK, with a second one in Sefton at Hesketh Park, Southport.

Jan Mullin, Crosby parkrun Event Director, has given up her time to commit herself every Saturday since it started:

“We have just gone from strength to strength over the 3 years and this week we saw over 200 people take part. Crosby parkrun has a great inclusive team of volunteers from all across the community including pensioners and young people still at school, there are a number of different roles which need to be covered each week and we would welcome anyone who would like to get involved, we can promise some good times and cake! We’re so happy we can offer this opportunity for people, every week we experience so much positive feedback and hear so many positive stories. We like to think we create an approachable community down here at Crosby parkrun where everyone feels welcome.”