A movement founded on collaboration
The Run Birmingham movement was formed through the collaboration of a number of partners who care about the health and wellbeing of people within the city of Birmingham.
Our aspiration is to become the European Capital of Running by 2022, when the city hopes to host the Commonwealth Games.
Sport England is charged with building the foundations of a community sport system by working with national governing bodies of sport, and other funded partners.
They aim to grow the number of people doing sport, sustain participation levels and help more talented people from diverse backgrounds excel by identifying them early, nurturing them, and helping them move up to the elite level.
Sport Birmingham is part of a national network of 45 County Sports Partnerships which receive core funding from Sport England, and is one of six community sports partnerships in the West Midlands area dedicated to investing in active people.
The Great Run Company presents the largest, most compelling and innovative series of mass participation running events in the world.
More than one million competitors have taken part, including Great Britain’s greatest ever distance runner, four-time Olympic, World and European champion Sir Mo Farah, who has won the Great North Run a record three times in a row.
Birmingham Wellbeing Service
The Wellbeing Service offers Birmingham residents the opportunity to be active, improve their health and connect with their local community, across parks and green spaces, leisure centres, community venues and on the streets.
The service enables everyone to participate, regardless of income and ability, engaging some of the hardest to reach communities in activity and healthy lifestyles.
England Athletics provides local services which deliver on a national strategy.
They work closely with a number of affiliated clubs such as Sport England and UK Athletics.
Join the movement
Run Birmingham is always on the lookout for new partners, sponsors and community advocates to get involved. If you feel you or your organisation could add value to the Run Birmingham movement, or your network could benefit from our groups, then get in touch.
You could be a school or college with a network of running parents, a health provider seeking groups for exercise referrals, a large employer who recognises the benefits of workplace health, or a running club who can give people the platform to start running in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 728 7030 to find out how you can get involved.