Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon
"The light at the end of the Tunnel"
Saturday 1st July 2023
Start Times / Waves and Race Numbers
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 race accommodates all capabilities. There are entries for "Elites" such as club runners or those serious about running and the "Socials" those that are also club runners but don't take it too seriously, those who like a personal challenge or those running for another reason.
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 and a 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.
benefits of the event
Water stations every 3 miles
Toilet stop / refreshments
Seeded times to suit your needs
Easily accessible start and finish points
Infamous 'Coseley Tunnel'
Regular and a variety of transport links to get around
Bespoke medal and goody bag memento
Glamourous finish area with very encouraging crowds.
Lovely scenery and wildlife
Beer available at the end.
Enter the event to receive a free personalised race bib.
Fancy beating these times and earning upto £250??
It is not essential to run this fast, but for those who like that competitive edge, here's an added incentive.
Prize money also depends on the number of entrants and may not reflect the exact amount offered.