- Distance13.1 miles
- Wheelchair accessible
- Cheques payable to Birmingham City Council
- Postal closing date25th Sep 2009
- Event website
- Event AffiliationUK Athletics
- Available from race websiteYes
- Online entry availableYes
- Postal entry availableYes
The closing date for entries for the EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon has been extended to September 25 to cope with a higher than expected number of entrants.
With more than four weeks to go until the Race Against Climate Change, on Sunday October 11, entries already exceed the final numbers who joined in last year’s inaugural event. More than ten and a half thousand runners have already signed up to take part.
The half marathon is sponsored by EDF Energy and organised by Birmingham City Council. It takes place immediately after the IAAF/EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships, in which around 200 elite athletes from 50 countries are expected to compete, including Great Britain’s own star distance runner, Paula Radcliffe.
EDF Energy is encouraging all race entrants to sign up to Team Green Britain (click here), an online community designed to encourage the nation to take action towards a more sustainable lifestyle. EDF Energy and Birmingham City Council are also working to make the 2009 EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon Europe’s first certified responsible race – accredited by the Council for Responsible Sport, demonstrating sustainable event production.
The route will take runners in both events from Paradise Circus in the city centre, past Bull Ring and Edgbsaton Cricket Ground, through Cannon Hill Park, to Cotteridge and Selly Oak, along Pershore Road and back into the city centre, finishing on Broad Street.
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