Birmingham Running Festival - December 2024

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£5 - £44
Run one of Europe's largest urban parks at the Birmingham Running Festival. With several distances on offer, there's something for everyone to keep warm with this December. Come for picturesque route and bespoke finisher medal.
Group of 6 Booking, Half Marathon, Half Marathon + £12 Event T-Shirt, and 5 more
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Sun, 22 Dec 2024
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Park Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, UK
Start times
Sunday, 22 Dec 2024
Group of 6 Booking: TBCHalf Marathon: 9:00 amHalf Marathon + £12 Event T-Shirt: 9:00 am10k: 9:45 am10k + £12 Event T-Shirt: 9:45 am5k: 10:00 am5k + £12 Event T-Shirt: 10:00 amJunior Race: 11:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Birmingham Running Festival - December 2024
Half Marathon
Group of 6 Booking
Route information
Terrain: Tarmac Route Type: Loop
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.
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.
  • 5k - 1 lap
  • 10k - 2 laps
  • Half Marathon - 4 laps
What's included
  • Finisher medal
  • Chip timing
  • Post race goodies and refreshments
  • Marked and marshalled course
How to get there
Park Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, UK
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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.
By Train
The nearest station is Sutton Coldfield Railway Station which is approximately a 30 minute walk away.
Event day logistics
09:00 Half Marathon starts
09:45 10k starts
10:00 5k starts
11:30 Kids Race starts
Race Pack
Race Packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of your race, from registration. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
Age Requirements
Runners for the 5k must be aged 11 or over, runners for the 10k must be aged 15 or over and half marathon runners must be aged 17 or over.
There are toilets at the Visitor Centre, at Banners Gate, and at the Wyndley Leisure Centre.
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race so you stay alert to what is going on around you and hear the encouragement from marshals. There will also be pedestrians on the paths you'll be running who you'll need to be aware of.
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£5 - £44

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