Race Information

Birmingham Running Festival 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Sunday 22nd May 2022

Address: Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6BT

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///system.across.seats for exact event village location.)

Start Times:
Half Marathon – 9:00am
10k – 9:45am
5k – 10:00am

Race Packs

Your race number will be assigned to you at registration. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.  If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.

Collection Times:
Half Marathon – 7:30 – 8:30am
10k – 8:15 – 9:15am
5k – 8:00 – 9:00am



When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!


Address: Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6BT

If using public transport, it’s a short walk to the main entrance at Town Gate from either the bus station in central Sutton Coldfield or the Sutton Coldfield rail station. Sutton Coldfield is less than half a mile away from the event village.

There are several entrances to the park. Car parks are marked on the Sutton Park website HERE.

There is very limited parking available on site so we recommend carpooling and taking public transport.

​There are plenty of car parks within a 15-minute walk of the event village, as on-site parking is extremely limited, we recommend planning your journey in advance.

The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park.


For this event, we will use portable toilets. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.


We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as red signs for mile markers and yellow signs for KMs.

The entire course is inside Sutton Park on the roads/paths not on grass.

Half Marathon – 4 laps (with an out and back at the start)
10k – 2 laps
5k – 1 lap.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.



Results will be available on www.runstanleypark.com after the race.


We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!


Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.


Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course. There will be a water station on course that will be available to use on every lap. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.


We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Free lateral flow tests are being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.


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If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!