It’s free to become a member of Birmingham Swifts and run with us on our Thursday night runs and on a Saturday morning at Cannon Hill Parkrun. We’re open to everyone, no matter what your ability, age, gender or sexuality. We also have a paid “affiliated” membership scheme, costing just £25 per year, that includes a £15 England Athletics registration fee (giving you discounts off races and local sports shops) AND coaching from our England Athletics qualified coaches – a bargain! For more details of that please click here.

We have runs suitable for everyone, from starting out programmes to weekly runs to use as part of your training.

To join as a free or affiliated member, please fill out the registration form by clicking here.

By running with the Swifts, you agree to our Members Code of Conduct and our Data Protection Policy

We want to help you achieve your running goals, and we aim to do it as part of a supportive and inclusive group.

“I joined the Swifts, knowing that I could run with a group who wouldn’t judge me or question my appearance, mannerism or personality. We integrate folk and accept who we all are. I believe we offer respect, tolerance and a comfortable environment to run.” – Jay

Our England Athletics approved run leaders can help you create a training plan, no matter what your goal – from general fitness to running a marathon. Of course, we recommend that you consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise programme.

From time to time we may use images taken at our events for publicity and by appearing in a group photo you agree to this. If you do not wish for your image to be used, please do not participate in group photos and please let any photographers know you do not wish to be included in any general shots. You accept that Birmingham Swifts LGBT Running Club will not be held liable for any injury, loss or illness resulting from your participation in Club events and that you run at your own risk. You also agree to Birmingham Swifts using your information reasonably in the management of the club and to contact you as required.

To find out more information, please e-mail info[@]birminghamswifts.co.uk (please remove the square brackets around the @, we need them on this page to stop spambots!).