Race information

RUN SOLIHULL 10K & HALF MARATHON
SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST 2021

ADDRESS: Mell Square, Solihull Town Center, B91 3AY. If using the app What3Words, use the words ///hints.discrepancy.frock for exact event village location.

EVENT VILLAGE OPEN @ 7AM

START TIMES:

Half Marathon @ 9AM
*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A STRICT 3 HOUR CUT-OFF TIME DUE TO ROAD CLOSURES*

10k @ 9:30 AM

RACE NUMBERS

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All entries on or before Thursday 5th August will be sent race packs in the post. If you DO NOT receive your pack by midday on Friday 13th August please get in touch and let us know at [email protected]

Please be sure to check your race pack contains your race number and chip (as pictured below).

Those who entered after Thursday 5th August will need to collect your race pack from the information tent in the event village. To collect your race pack, you need to make your way to the registrations desks between 7.30am & 8.45am for the Half Marathon and  8am & 9.15am for the 10k. It will take around 10 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.

You only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great, but we will have spares at the information tent if needed. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip.

Please make sure you keep your number and chip on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief Runner Information Form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

BAGGAGE

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. There will be a detachable baggage label at the bottom of your race number that you will need to attach to your bag.

To collect your bag after the race all you have to do is show your race number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.

TOILETS

There will be plenty of Portaloos within the event village for you to use before and after the race.

REFRESHMENTS

There will be 3 water stations for the half marathon along the course at miles 3, 6.5, and 10, and 1 water station for the 10k at the halfway point, as well as at the finish line where you can collect your medal, t-shirt and goodie bag.

THE COURSE 

The race will start and finish in the same location next to the event village. There will be yellow signs marking each mile, and red signs marking each KM, along the course and along with arrows to direct you along the way there will be plenty of marshals to keep you going all the way to the finish.

As this is a road closed race we strongly advise against wearing headphones to ensure that you are alert to all marshal instructions throughout the race.

You can see further course information HERE

Course Maps:

Half Marathon

 

 

10k

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AFTER THE RACE

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

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Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.

HOW TO GET THERE

Address: Mell Square, Solihull Town Center,
There is no parking available at the Event Village. What 3 Words location ///hints.discrepancy.frock.

The Event Village will open from 7am on race day.

There will be lots to do for runners and spectators within our event village: stage with live performances, covered bag storage, charity stalls, food and drink vendors, plenty of toilets.

Solihull is located at the heart of the UK’s transport network – making Solihull easily accessible by range of travel modes.

BY CAR:
Solihull is connected to junctions 4, 5 & 6 of the M42, connecting to the M40 and M6.

THE TRAIN:
Solihull is connected to two mainline routes via Birmingham International and Solihull Station, connecting to Birmingham and London.

The best way to get here if you use a smart phone is to download the Google Maps app.

Spectators

Due to trying to limit the numbers gathering within the event village area, we please ask that you refrain from bringing spectators to the event.

Results

Results will run live on the RunSolihull.com website so you can see your official time as soon as you cross the finish line! If you have any questions or queries regarding your time please do contact us at [email protected].

Pictures

We will have a couple of photographers taking a few snaps of the race, which will be uploaded to the Run Solihull Facebook page shortly after the race, so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself. All race photos are free for you to save and share as you wish!

Things To Note!

We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you and remain alert to all marshal instructions throughout the race.

We have marshals and signs around the course, but please pay very close attention to where you are going.

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook @RunSolihull and follow us on Instagram @RunSolihull use the hashtag #RunSolihull in the build up to the race

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