Birmingham City Council is organising the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, a half marathon, on Sunday 21st October 2012. Anyone aged 17 or over on race day can enter, and the event is expected to attract around 18,000 runners, along with elite wheelchair athletes who will compete in a separate race earlier in the day.
Before and during the race, a number of road closures will be implemented for the safety of the runners and the spectators expected to line the route. The full route is visible in the video below, but for residents of Digbeth, the following roads will be affected:
- Bradford Street
- Barford Street
- Moseley Street
- Rea Street South
- Macdonald Street
Along with the road closures, any vehicles parked along the marathon route after midnight on Saturday 20th October will be removed to an adjoining road, and may be subject to parking fines. Therefore all residents and visitors to Digbeth are advised to avoid the afore-mentioned streets.
For more information about the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, please visit the website.