Birmingham Half-Marathon, October 11

The half-marathon will take place on Sunday October 11 this year.

This year’s event has a brand new route with the race starting and finishing in Birmingham city centre at Centenary Square. The meeting point/kit drop off point for the BHM will be the NIA main arena, with adjacent parking and the start a 120 metres away, simplifying the arrangements for runners this year.

The route will be a much flatter and faster course than last year and will take in some of the city’s major attractions and the variety that Birmingham has to offer. Part of the city’s heritage will be on view to the runners as the route takes in the Birmingham Town Hall, Cannon Hill Park, Cadbury World and Selly Manor, the fourteenth century home of the Cadbury family. Runners will also see some of the major landmarks of the city centre including the Birmingham University, Bullring Shopping Centre and the world renowned Symphony Hall.

The organisers claim to be consulting with residents to try to minimise the impact of the race and create a safe environment for runners. If you have comments or suggestions to make let us know at and we will pass them on.
If you want to take part, click here ( for details.

David Foster

2 thoughts on “Birmingham Half-Marathon, October 11

  1. David Foster

    Watch this space . . well, this blog site.
    We are preparing an open letter protesting that while the interests of shoppers and retailers were being considered, those of residents were overlooked or ignored.
    (Indeed, the police at a senior level seem to have been unaware that there are residents in the City Centre!!)

    Any other thoughts anyone?

  2. Dominic Fisher

    A statement the position you intend to take with respect to New Street protests would be good.

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