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Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

Run the towpaths between Wolverhampton and Birmingham’s Brindley Place, passing the locks and bridges and going through the famous 360-metre Coseley Tunnel, a memorable feature of this scenic course.

Date: 6 July 2024

Location: Canal Wharf, Wednesfield Rd, Wolverhampton WV1 1LJ

Distance: Half marathon

Fundraising pledge: £250

Minimum age? You have to be over the age of 18 to take part in this event.

Closing date for applications is 21 June 2024

Two runners in branded vests smile as they run along a towpath in Birmingham city centre, passing a boat on the water.

How we’ll support you

Whichever way you choose to fundraise for us, we’ll support you every step of the way with:

  • our fundraising pack full of ideas, inspiration and resources to help you smash your fundraising goal
  • we’ll send you 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
  • most importantly, we'll provide you with a reason to keep going because you'll know that you're helping to #KeepCanalsAlive and make sure our canals are here for future generations

Your impact

By fundraising for us, you're helping nature to flourish and help to #KeepCanalsAlive.

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.

Kingfisher perches on the end of a log

£250 keeps canals vibrant

Your fundraising could be used to install a Kingfisher nesting box, or plant eight cherry or fruit trees, providing environments for and allowing wildlife across our network to flourish.

Two Canal & River Trust volunteers carry litter pickers and bags full of rubbish along the towpath

£500 keeps canals clean

The money you raise could fund 50 litter pickers, helping to remove the 14 million pieces of plastic that get into our network each year and preserving the natural beauty of the waterways.

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£1,000 keeps canals alive

Your fundraising could help create 30m of canalside water vole habitats to provide much needed shelter for this fascinating waterway mammal, whose population has fallen by 95% since the 1970s

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 [email protected].

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Last Edited: 28 March 2024

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