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The Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

Head along to the Birmingham Black Country Marathon.

Event details

1st July 2017

8:00am - 5:00pm

Canal Dock, Wolverhampton


Canal and River Trust Canal Dock


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 and the option of showers and massages. 

For more information, prices, and to entry details, please visit Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon 


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