Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

Join us for the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon.

The route is largely flat, with locks and bridges as the only inclines along the canal towpaths between Wolverhampton City Centre and Brindley Place.

Event details

Date: July 2 2022
Location: Wolverhampton to Birmingham city centre
Distance: Half Marathon
Minimum Fundraising target: £250
Minimum age: You have to be over the age of 18 to take part in this event.


Wolverhampton Boat Yard, adjacent to Wolverhampton Train Station

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How to enter

If you want to run the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon for charity, we'd love to have you join our team.

Spaces are limited, so if you would like the opportunity to run for us and support our work, tell us why you’d like a place and how you plan to fundraise.

If you’re successful, there is a minimum fundraising pledge of £250 (excluding gift aid). We’re here to support you on each step of the way!

Closing date for applications is 18 May 2022.

How we'll support you

Whichever way you choose to fundraise for us, we’ll support you. You'll receive:

  • Our fundraising pack full of ideas, inspiration and resources to help you smash your fundraising goal;
  • A free technical running vest when you reach £100 of your fundraising target;
  • Support via emails to make sure you're in the know with everything to help make your event and fundraising journey a success;
  • And, most importantly, we'll provide you with a reason to keep going because you'll know that you're helping make sure our canals are here for future generations.

Your impact

By fundraising for us you're helping nature to flourish and preserving the heritage of our canals in the face of climate change.

From helping us fight plastic pollution to protecting the future of our historic 2,000-mile-long network, the money you raise will do so much for our canals and rivers, for the communities who enjoy them and for the wildlife that depends on them.

Together, we can make life better by water.

A large black steel structure straddles the canal, for lifting boats from one level to another

£500 protects our heritage

Your fundraising could help buy 30 tins of specialist paint to maintain and protect our industrial heritage of 1,580 locks, many of which are over 200 years old, and ensure their long-term survival for future generations to enjoy.

King Fisher mural

£1,000 connects communities

The money you raise could help fund a community canal art project, enabling people to bring their local canal to life with images and designs that reflect what's important to them.


£3,000 restores wildlife

Your fundraising could help create 100m of canalside water vole habitats to provide much needed shelter for this fascinating waterway mammal, whose population has fallen by 95% since the 1970s.


For more information on the event please visit the FAQs.

Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to chat about joining us for this event, just get in touch – we'll be happy to help! Email us at

Last date edited: 26 April 2022