The BUPA Great Birmingham Run takes places today. The event will see around 50 elite athletes taking part, along with a supporting case of 18,000 runners, so there’ll be more people than usual pounding the pavements of Digbeth!
The half-marathon sets off from Sand Pits Parade with an elite wheelchair race at 09:45. Before and during the race, a number of road closures will be implemented for the safety of the runners and the spectators lining the route.
For residents of Digbeth, the following roads will be affected:
- Bradford Street
- Barford Street
- Moseley Street
- Rea Street South
- Macdonald Street
Any vehicles parked along the marathon route overnight will have been moved to an adjoining road, and may be subject to parking fines.
A residents’ hotline is available from 07:00 until 13:00 today. For any enquiries about road closures, parking arrangements or access, please call 0121 303 0067.
For more information about the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, please visit the website.