Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

A flat and smooth half marathon in the heart of Birmingham

The Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon is a unique point to point race along canal towpaths, starting in Wolverhampton City Centre and finishing in Brindley Place in Birmingham.

The route is largely flat, with locks and bridges as the only inclines. The route includes the famous 360 metre ‘Coseley Tunnel’, a memorable feature of the scenic course and floating drink stations every 3 miles offering runners refreshment.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal, well stocked goody bag and the option of showers and massages nearby.

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

When you have confirmed your place, please let us know so that we can support you with your fundraising. Email or call 01564 825 037.

Making every day count for local children
We can only continue providing care, support, fun and laughter for local life limited and life threatened children with your support.
Did you know? When you fundraise £100 it could pay for a family to stay at Acorns overnight. This could be the first time a child stays with us, or it could be at end of life, what’s certain is that you are helping families enjoy the precious time they have together to create lasting memories.

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at

3 July 2021 8:00 am
3 July 2021 7:00 pm
The Boat Yard,Wolverhampton
The Boat Yard,
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