New medal for the Birmingham Running FestivalImage: courtesy of Birmingham Running Festival

Birmingham Running Festival building up for a bumper day

New medal for the 2021 event.

The Birmingham Running Festival is fast approaching but there is still time to enter this one day event at Sutton Park with three distances to choose from. There is a brand new medal this year along with post-race goodies for every finisher. 

It is the third outing for this festival from RunThrough which takes place on Sunday 16 May - the day before the country takes the next step on the road map to lockdown freedom and further easing of restrictions. Runners can take their next steps too, in the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon on an undulating course in this 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve near to Birmingham City Centre. 

Entrants in the Half Marathon start at 9.30am followed by the 5K at 10am and the 10K at 10.05am. They complete 1 lap, 2 laps or 4 laps on well signed paths around the attractive Sutton Park and volunteers will encourage them to the end and a chequered flag finish.

The Park is the location for the English Road Running Association (ERRA) National Road Relays where well known figures in the athletics world, i.e. Sir Mo Farah, have sped along its paths. Participants will be following in the footsteps of these star performers as they make their way around and achieve their own individual goals whether that is competing or completing.     

Whilst society is opening up again, Covid safety measures will remain which means hand sanitisers, start waves and social distancing. Runners collect their medal, water and energy bars and leave the venue as soon as possible to avoid any mass gatherings. More information about the Covid-19 safety measures is available on the RunThrough website. 

To enter, visit the Birmingham Running Festival  website.

Image courtesy of Birmingham Running Festival.


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