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Birmingham Running Festival

Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Park Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BT

Sun 16th May 2021

Starting at 10:30

3 races

£21.00 - £26.00



All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.

As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.

There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.

You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.

There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.


The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.

There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.

If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.


Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Run Through Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

We’re back for our third Birmingham Running Festival at the wonderful Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. Birmingham. Choose between a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon distance – there's an option for everyone, perfect for a fun morning out running with friends and family!

At the home of the National Road Relays, only 6 miles from Birmingham City Centre, you will be running on the paths once pounded by Sir Mo Farah, Andy Vernon and many more of our GB greats, through the 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve. Each km will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!


  • 5 Km
    £21.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km
    £24.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £26.00 CLOSED


  • 5 Km
    £21.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km
    £24.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £26.00 CLOSED
What's Included

Unique themed medal

Chip timed results

Free official race photographs

Post race goodies


Sutton Park, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6BT

How To Get There

By car: From Junction 7 of the M6 take the A34 then the A4041, which will take you to the venue. The Park can also also be accessed from the M42 leave at Junction 10 or 9 and follow the signs for Sutton Coldfield. Use postcode B73 6BT for your Satnav. There are several entrances to the Park.

By train: Sutton Coldfield rail station is situated on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line 7.5 miles North East of Birmingham New Street, which is a major destination for services from London Euston, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley via the West Coast Main Line,and the national hub of the CrossCountry network, with long-distance trains serving destinations from Aberdeen to Penzance. It is also a major hub for local and suburban services within the West Midlands, including those on the Cross City Line.

Sutton Coldfield rail station is 3+ miles from the venue, across or around the Park.


There may be a charge for the car parking.

Event Details

9.30am - Half Marathon
10.00am - 5k
10.05am - 10k

The entire course is inside Sutton Park on the roads/paths not on grass.

Each Kilometer will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish.

The race involves laps around the Park. There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon.

4.7 · 8 Reviews


·a year ago

Well organised. This was the first time I have ran at Sutton Park, the course was very nice although there were a lot more hills than I thought there would be. The event was well organised and plenty of people to encourage you along

·a year ago

Great event . Brilliant morning with lovelyyy volunteers and great atmosphere- back next year most definitely

·a year ago

Superb evdnt. Well organised, helpful staff and a great location

·a year ago

Great first 10k run. Really enjoyed the race. One thing they could improve on is getting the late runners to register abit later so they don’t have to stand around in the rain

·a year ago

Great day. Really good race, very very hilly. Guy on microphone giving everyone support was a legend thanks fella👍👍

·a year ago

Winter Sutton Coldfield half mara. Well organised, with high spirits and supporter marshalls around the course. Good facilities. Course interesting and varied... Got a little repeative by lap 4!

·a year ago

Brilliant event. Excellent friendly marshalling. Fantastic medal and free goodies at the end

·a year ago

Fantastic event. Wow! What a day, amazingly well organised, fun, friendly …. would highly recommend and definitely do again!
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