COMING UP: Going for gold…in drag! Stanley St Quarter Sports Day, 28 July 2012

While the world’s top athletes are about to compete in the Olympics another special sporting event is taking place – the Stanley Street Quarter Sports Day. The Drag Race, five-a-side football, tug-of-war, zumba and basketball; all feature in Liverpool‘s gay quarter’s sporting spectacular on Saturday 28 July.

The highlight of the day is bound to be the Drag Race, open to all men prepared to don a dress and race twice around the Stanley Street Quarter to raise money for Claire House.

“The competition is for the drag race gold medal is going to be fierce,” said Paul Amann, local Olympic Leader. ”The runners may not be as fast as Usain Bolt but, then again, he is not running in stilettos.

“But while there is a fun element to the drag race it is helping the most worthy of causes as money raised by the sponsorship and registration fees will go to Claire House children’s hospice. There is still time to enter – so get out your dress and show the Olympic selectors that they were wrong to leave you out of the team!”

The sports day is one of a series of special days promoting the Stanley Street Quarter as one of the most vibrant in the city.

The drag race starts at 12 noon and more information or to sign up, email Dan Thomas at: or call: (0151) 343 0883. Other events take place at the following times:
Tug of War – 12:45pm 
Zumba – 1:30 – 3pm 
Football (5-a-side) – 3 – 4pm
Basketball – 4 – 5pm

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