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There is nothing more epic than running a route that has been graced by sporting legends. Take on this brand new event which offer's distances for runners of all abilities. You will get a completely unique medal and also have an awesome time speeding round the beautiful Sutton Park.

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How to enter the Birmingham Running Festival

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    5k

    Run 5km
    £18
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    10k

    Run 10km
    £21
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    Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    £26
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Birmingham Running Festival routes

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THE COURSE
Starting and finishing inside the beautiful Sutton Park, the course heads out onto paths within the park for a lapped 5k, 10k or Half Marathon route that takes in the scenic nature of the park.

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.

COURSE SPECIFICS

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.

MARKED ROUTE & MARSHALS

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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Unique themed medal
  • Chip timed results
  • Free official race photographs
  • Post race goodies
  • Water stations
  • Marked route
  • Marshals
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage drop
  • Fruit and Flapjack
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Raceday Logistics

RACE PACK COLLECTION

You will collect your race pack on the day of the event. Please arrive 45 minutes before the event so that you can collect your timing chip and race number.

RACE SCHEDULE

09:30am - Half Marathon

10:00am - 5k

10:05am - 10k

13:00pm - End time

TOILETS

There are toilets at the Visitor Centre, at Banners Gate, and at the Wyndley Leisure Centre.

TRAINING PLANS (BY ANDY VERNON)

10 week 10k plan - https://www.birminghamrunningfestival.com/10-week-10k-training-plan/

12 week Half Marathon plan - https://www.birminghamrunningfestival.com/12-week-half-marathon-training-plan-by-andy-vernon/

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Kit List

Normal running gear is perfect for this event. Please have suitable running shoes and it is advised that you bring some warm clothes for after the event.

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Spectators

Spectators are very welcome at this event. Bring family or friends to come cheer you across the finish line.

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Volunteers

Volunteers really help the runners have the best experience possible.

If you would like to Volunteer then please follow this link - https://www.birminghamrunningfestival.com/volunteer/

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FAQs

Are your events chip timed?

Yes, all of our events are chip timed and accurately measured.

What is the minimum age to enter an event?
11 years old for a 5k, 15 years old for a 10k and 17 years old for Half Marathon.

When do entries close before an event? Can I enter on the day?
Entries normally close when the event sells out or on the Thursday before the event. Entries on the day is dependent on the capacity for the event, please refer to the specific event page after online entries have closed to see is there are entries on the day.

When will I receive more information about the event?
You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event. For a weekend event you will receive it by Wednesday, and for a mid-week event, you will receive it by Monday.

Will I receive anything through the post?
No, nothing is posted. You will receive all race information by email and you will collect your race pack on the day of the event.

Do we collect our Timing Chip and Race Number on the day of the event?

Yes, that is correct. Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect them.

Are there water stations?
Yes, this event has water stations

Am I allowed to wear headphones?
We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.

Do you have a baggage drop? Do you charge for it?
Yes we will have a baggage drop, and it is FREE to use. We have a member of staff managing the station while you run.

What do I get at the end of the race?
You can help yourself to fruit and a flapjack when you finish.

Where will results be available?
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

Birmingham Running Festival weather forecast

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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Birmingham Running Festival reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This is the 2nd event I have done with the run through organisation and again it was well organised friendly and thought out with all 3 distances being available it allowed me a half runner and my wife a 10k runner to do an event together. Love the home made flapjacks at the end, support was good and Marshall’s as always brilliant and supportive
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