Birmingham Running Festival - May

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Race into summer with the Birmingham Running Festival taking place in Sutton Park. Great event for seasoned runners or those looking for a fun morning, the course laps around the picturesque Sutton Park. Come for the vibrant atmosphere or to test yourself with a new distance.
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Where and when
Sutton Park, Thornhill Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield B74 3EW, UK
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Birmingham Running Festival - May
Half Marathon
Route information
The running festival all takes place within the park's parameter and will be run on roads and paths. Whether choosing to do the 5k, 10k, or the half marathon, all runners complete the same route.
Runners will complete a varying number of laps around the park depending on their distance:
  • 5k - 1 lap
  • 10k - 2 laps
  • Half Marathon - 4 laps
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What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Chip timed results
  • Official event photography
  • Marshalled course
  • Post-event goodies
How to get there
Sutton Park, Thornhill Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield B74 3EW, UK
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By Car
There are a number of on-site car parks available.
By Train
The nearest station is Sutton Coldfield Railway Station which is approximately a 30 minute walk away.
Event day logistics
09:30 Half Marathon starts
10:00 5k starts
10:30 10k starts
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled start time in order to ensure a smooth registration process.
*Further pack information will be sent out to those who have registered closer to the time.
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RunThrough is one of the UK’s premier running event organisers. Their events are widely regarded as inclusive and friendly, with the RunThrough community being at the heart of everything they do. Runners can enter a huge variety of distances from 5k’s all the way up to the mighty marathon. If you’re new to running and looking to book onto your first event, then these events are the ones for you.
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Are there toilets on-site at the Birmingham Running Festival?
There are a number of toilet facilities within the park - at the Visitors Centre, Banners Gate, and the Wyndley Leisure Centre.
When can I access my race time from the Birmingham Running Festival?
All race times will be published on the RunThrough website - - after the race is complete.
Where do the photographs get uploaded from the Birmingham Running Festival?
RunThrough will upload official event photographs to there Facebook page -
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