Athletics

Birmingham is a focal point of British athletics and hosts many World and European events throughout the year.

 

The sporting calendar is jam-packed. You can see current and future Olympians battling it out at the Barclaycard Arena and Alexander Stadium on a regular basis.

There are also four principal athletics clubs in Birmingham. The largest and most successful is Birchfield Harriers – which has produced 100 Olympians over the last 100 years.

Founded in 1877, its recent stars include Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallists Denise Lewis, Ashia Hansen, Mark Lewis Francis and Katharine Merry. The club trains at Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr and has use of Birmingham’s world-class indoor high performance centre.

 

Athletic events 2015

 

Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, 21 February, Barclaycard Arena

This year’s Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix will return to Birmingham’s newly renovated Barclaycard Arena, formerly known as the NIA where the biggest British and global athletics superstars including Mo Farah will descend on the West Midlands in an afternoon jam-packed full of world-class athletics.

Find out more here

 

The Bupa Great Run, 18 October, Various Locations

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run is the biggest half marathon in the Midlands. The course takes in some of the city's most iconic sights including the Bullring, the Cadbury's Factory in Bournville and Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Live music from 'bands on the run' keep you motivated every step of the way and thousands of supporters turn out to cheer finishers across the line on Broad Street in the heart of the city centre.

Find out how to book your place here.

 

 

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