Birmingham Running Festival
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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.
10k, Half Marathon, and 5k
Sun 20th Feb 2022
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 1,500 participants
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Park Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BT, UK
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 GB's greats through the 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve.
The entire course is inside Sutton park on the roads/paths not on grass and 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.
Each Mile will be accurately marked out and there will be plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way.
Organiser route images
- Bespoke Finisher's Medal
- Chip-timed results
- Free official race photographs
- Post race goodies
- Water stations
- Marked route
- Baggage drop
- Fruit and Flapjack
How to get there
Park Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BT, UKGet full directions
There is a charge for the car parks from Easter until September, as well as on sundays and bank holidays. The rest of the time parking is free.
Please check the signs within the car park for further details.
Event day logistics
09:00 Half Marathon starts
09:45 10k starts
10:00 5k starts
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.
There are toilets at the Visitor Centre, at Banners Gate, and at the Wyndley Leisure Centre.
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Spectators are very welcome at this event. Bring family or friends to come cheer you across the finish line.
Are there toilets at the Birmingham Running Festival?
Yes, there are toilets at the Visitor Centre, at Banners Gate, and at the Wyndley Leisure Centre.
Is the course at the Birmingham Running Festival lapped?
Yes, the course is laps around the park. 5k runners will complete 1 lap, 10k runners will complete 2 laps, and 4 laps for the Half Marathon.
What kind of terrain is the Birmingham Running Festival run on?
Entrants will run inside the park along roads/paths, not on grass.
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
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Ask a question
Find out more from members of the community who did the event last year, or those signed up.
Is your question about booking your place?
Can a 10k place be changed for a half marathon place?
Hi can you tell me if this is a hilly route at all?
Can you change from the 10k run to the 5k run.? Other family members are running the 5k
Tracy Lissemore CCTR
Is the event hilly? Do you know the elevation over the half? Does it follow the parks park run course? Thanks Conor
Hi there. Just to let you know that we would describe the course as undulating. I'm not sure what the parks park run course is so I'm afraid I can't help you there.
What time does the 5k race start please.
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