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Birmingham Running Festival
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
DURING THE RACE
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.
AFTER THE RACE
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.
Unique themed medal
Chip timed results
Free official race photographs
Post race goodies
Sutton Park, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6BT
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.
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.
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