Great Birmingham Run

Nine years running!

In 2009 the route of the Birmingham Half-Marathon came along Pershore Road for the first time. We offered refreshments - and shelter from the rain - to spectators gathered on our front steps and along the pavement.

Ever since then, we've been out in the street each October supporting and (some of us) taking part in the race. We make a lot of noise, provide a lot of cake and nibbles, and are looking forward to doing it all again on the morning of Sunday 14 October 2018!

A runner approaches Christ Church

On the morning of the race there will also be some Messy Church activities taking place in the building. This won't be a supervised session but anyone is welcome to drop in at any time during the morning.

A passing runner reaches back for a sweet

Getting a quick energy boost

A runner approaches Christ Church

Go Andy! Our fastest runner on his way to another great time

“It's one of those rare occasions when complete strangers can talk to one another in the street”
Applause for runners as they pass the Christ Church building

Applause for runners as they pass our building

A runner picks up a piece of cake from a tray

A few extra calories to keep the runners going

A young spectator high-fives a runner

It's a day for everyone to enjoy

Holding up a banner - More than halfway - and offering a jelly baby to a runner

Boosting energy and morale

A crowd of runners on Pershore Road

A crowd of runners on Pershore Road

A token of thanks for the hard-working stewards

A steward holding bacon rolls

Keeping the faith

Each year Christ Church joins with other churches along the route to support the event under the banner Run the race, keep the faith. Many churches will have bands playing outside to entertain the spectators, encourage the runners and add to the atmosphere. This promotional video explains more of what it's all about.

Run the Race, Keep the Faith logo