The Commonwealth Games Birmingham marathon takes place on Saturday 30th July and athletes will be visiting Stirchley as part of the race.
From what we can see from the website, the runners will come up Pershore Road, turning onto Ribblesdale Rd, on to Bond Street and up Bournville Lane to Linden Road. They will skirt around Stirchley on the way back, taking in Rabblebarn Rd, Warwards Lane and St Stephens Rd. However it is worth keeping an eye on the website as this route may change.
These roads will be closed to motor vehicles during that day. We understand that motorists who usually park on these roads will need to remove their cars from the roads on the route – however we are awaiting more information.
To quote the website;
“The course and associated road closures are planned through a partnership of Birmingham 2022, Birmingham City Council, Transport for West Midlands, Emergency Services, and other key agencies and organisations to design a course that delivers the requirements of the sport (it has been approved by World Athletics) and showcases the city.
“Local authorities that know the roads and the area well have provided detailed information to inform the planning process, and the course has gone through the formal Safety Advisory Group (SAG) process before receiving full approval from all partners and stakeholders.”
To keep up to do on the marathon, visit the Commonwealth Games’ marathon website here.