RACE: Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon
The Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon is a unique point to point race along the canal towpaths between Wolverhampton City Centre and Brindley Place in Birmingham.
The race format is based on peoples predicted running time (seeded) in a time trial format with runners starting in waves between 08:00 – 12:00. The conditions underfoot vary from gravel tracks and un-kept trails to smooth pavement.
The route is largely flat with locks and bridges as the only inclines, the route includes the famous ‘Coseley Tunnel’ a 360 metre tunnel, a memorable feature of the scenic course. The route features floating drink stations (canal barges) every 3 miles offering runners water and electrolyte.
The finish line is in the heart of Brindley Place, Birmingham, all finishers will receive a bespoke finishers medal, well stocked goody bag. Brindley Place boasts plenty of pubs and bars where you can refuel after the event and spend some time cheering in finishers.