New Solihull Half MarathonImage: courtesy of RunThrough

Solihull Half Marathon promises to be a class act

New summer race for the West Midlands.

There's a new half marathon coming to Solihull on Sunday 15 August which will take place on closed roads around this upmarket town in Warwickshire. The traffic-free course means a good chance of a chip timed PB.

Runners are always on the lookout for new races and as we get back to normal, this latest offering from organisers RunThrough is worth a closer inspection. Solihull is located in the heart of England and easy to access via road or rail with the same applying to its event village and start: the issue of how easy or not it is to travel to a race is an important one for people when considering whether to enter or not. There is free parking too which is often the decider. 

Whilst the half marathon starts and finishes in the town centre, it has a distinct rural feel as the route passes Malvern and Brueton Park, Knowle Park (and Knowle itself!) and Copt Heath. An affluent place to live and work, Solihull nestles in the Warwickshire countryside where the majority of its borough is Green Belt, making this event a town and country affair. 

Macmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner and participants are invited to join their team or run for one of the other charities who appreciate any support given. 

There are 1,000 places on offer at an ‘Early Bird’ price and a medal, technical t-shirt, free race photos and post-race goodies are included in the fee. 

For more information and to enter, visit RunThrough’s Solihull Half Marathon website.

Image courtesy of RunThrough.

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