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Birmingham Running Festival 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Sutton Park, Thornhill Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 3EW, UK

Sat 19th October 2019

Starting at 10:30

Organiser's Description

Come and join us for the new Birmingham Running Festival at the wonderful Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. With 5k, 10k and Half Marathon distances, there is an option for everyone, providing the perfect opportunity for a fun morning out running with friends and family!

Previously the home of the National Road Relays, 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 mile 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.
What's Included

Unique themed medal

Chip timed results

Free official race photographs

Post race goodies

Mile markers


Sutton Park, Thornhill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 3EW

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 B74 3EW for your Satnav.

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 is plenty of free parking at the venue.

Event Information

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

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

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.


Reviews (8)


·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!


Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands