Sign up now: 250 places left for Birmingham International Marathon
With less than 18 weeks to go until the first Birmingham International Marathon it has been revealed just 250 general entry places are now available.
Excitement is building for the Birmingham International Marathon and in its first year it is already one of the UK’s top five marathons.
Runners considering taking part are being urged to sign up immediately to avoid missing out on the city’s inaugural 26.2-mile run, which will take place on Sunday, October 15.
The Birmingham International Marathon takes place on the same day as the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run half marathon.
Aston mum Shah Begum is planning to tackle her first marathon in Birmingham. Since taking up running just two years ago, she shed six stone and now inspires other running first-timers through inspirational social media messages and community running groups.
If anybody’s thinking about entering but hasn’t committed, my advice to them would be ‘just do it’.
Starting at Alexander Stadium, the marathon will take in iconic city sights like Villa Park, Selfridges, Edgbaston Cricket Ground and picturesque Cannon Hill Park before finishing at Millennium Point in front of thousands of cheering spectators.
And to make the Birmingham International Marathon weekend a true family festival of running, entries are now open for the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Runs, taking place at Alexander Stadium, the home of UK Athletics, on Saturday, October 14.
The Mini Run is open to children of all abilities aged 3-8 and the Junior Run is open to 9-15 year-olds.
Birmingham is widely regarded as the birthplace of mass participation long-distance running events and the Birmingham International Marathon will cement the city’s position as the European Capital of Running.
Birmingham staged one of the country’s first open-to-all marathons, the People’s Marathon, which ran from 1980-85 and was organised by late Solihull-based elite runner John Walker.
Sign up for the Birmingham International Marathon here.
Entries are now open for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run 2017. Sign up here.
Sign up for the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Runs here.
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