The Birmingham Half Marathon is in its 3rd year and the aim is to make it the biggest and best running event in the Midlands. As well as the half marathon, there’s also the business challenge which allows colleagues from local businesses to run together with a team of up to 8 members with the 4 fastest times counting towards the team score.
The race will start on Cambridge Street near Paradise Forum and finish on Broad Street next to Centenary Square. The course is predominantly flat apart from a short, sharp descent in the first kilometre, followed by a circuit of the markets area and then a long flat section until around 10k.
The route takes in some famous Birmingham landmarks, such as the picturesque Cannon Hill Park, as well as Bourneville and Selly Park.
Last year the EDF Energy Birmingham half marathon event won the Gold award from the Council for Responsible Sport (ReSport) – making it the greenest event of its type in Europe. The EDF Energy Half Marathon won this award on the basis of a number of categories including recycling and disposal of waste, type of equipment and materials used, sourcing local suppliers and much more.
As this is the Race Against Climate Change this fantastic achievement needs to go one better – winning the top ReSport award, Evergreen.