TRAVEL: Birmingham Half Marathon
16 October 2015, 06:00
Birmingham is hosting another half marathon in the city
Competitors from across the UK and around the world will be taking part in the 13.1 mile course with thousands of supporters expected to turn out for the event.
The course takes in some of the city's most iconic sights including the Bullring, the Cadbury World in Bournville and Edgbaston cricket ground.
The elite runners will start just after 10am, with waves of runners having a staggered start after that.
Birmingham City Centre has a number of train stations that are within walking distance of the start/finish areas, see details below.
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- Five Ways - Serviced by National Express Trains. 10 minutes walking time to finish line, and 25 minutes from the start area on Jennens Road.
- Birmingham New Street - Serviced by National Express & Virgin Trains. 10 minutes walking time to start line.
- Snow Hill - Serviced by National Express & Virgin Trains. 10 minutes walking time to start line.
- Moor Street (this is the closest station to the start line) - Serviced by National Express Trains. 5 minutes walking time to start line.
- Jewellery Quarter - Serviced by National Express Trains. 25 minutes walking time to start line. Please check Sunday train times at the following train services websites: thetrainline.com or nationalrail.co.uk.
Birmingham city centre is well-serviced by buses/coaches. Please note that due to the road closures for the event there are some local bus services that will be diverted, please go to nxbus.co.uk then on the main tool bar click information, then click on ‘temporary diversions’ to view these. For coach travel, please go to nationalexpress.com.
Coming to the event by car is still an option despite the road closures that will be in place. Organisers recommend using alternative methods of transport but if you do need to use your car here are a few points to help you:
- Plan your journey in advance of event day; check greatrun.org/birmingham for the road closures in place for the event and plan your route accordingly.
- Do not assume that you can use your normal routes into the City Centre, please DO NOT rely on SAT NAVs as these could take you along routes that are closed for the event.
- Give yourself plenty of travel time on event morning, there will be other runners coming into the City as well, the roads will get busy.
Parking is available within the City Centre. Click to see available car parking and access routes around road closures. On event day, car parks will work on a first come, first served basis and you park at your own cost.