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January 2020

DRAYCOTE WATER 10K

January 12 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Yes, it’s time for our annual 10K run around the Draycote Water reservoir, near Rugby. What a perfect way to burn off your festive excess! The route is all one and a bit laps around the reservoir, with minimal elevation or hills to tackle (one near the start). The route is quite scenic, with lots to see on your way around… including some local Alpacas who graze in the fields alongside the reservoir. Registration is £13 if you are affiliated…

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STARTING OUT “COUCH TO 5K” JAN 2020

January 18 @ 10:15 - 11:15
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NATIONAL RUNNING SHOW

January 25 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Who fancies attending the 2019 National Running Show on Saturday 25th January 2020 at the Birmingham NEC? This event features inspirational talks from experts and running celebrities and a large exhibition area with running related merchandise to purchase. For more information check out their website: https://nationalrunningshowbirmingham.com/ Tickets are currently being sold on their website for £10, however they often have free places available via social media. The event is running on Saturday 25th and on Sunday 26th, so attendance on Sunday…

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February 2020

Cards Against Humanity Games Social

February 2 @ 16:00 - 18:30
The Fox

Our first non-running social of 2020 - and just as Dry January finishes so the perfect occasion to lubricate up and throw away any polite conversation. Yes, it's time for a Swifts Cards Against Humanity games afternoon at The Fox. It is supposed to be for unlimited numbers of players, but we will maybe see if we need to split into more than one game on the afternoon depending on how many arrive and how it goes. Drinks available to…

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BIRMINGHAM WINTER WARMER 5K OR 10K

February 8 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Our February Club race is the Birmingham Winter Warmer 5k or 10k, at 10am on Saturday 8th February 2020, at Sutton Park. This is a 5k or 10k lapped course across the park’s mixed terrain and through its towering woodlands. This race aims to raise money for Shelter, whose mission is to help solve the current housing crisis in the UK. Every day, 110 families in England become homeless and Shelter is working tirelessly to help solve this growing issue.…

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March 2020

REGENCY 10K

March 29 @ 08:00 - 17:00

This popular charity race in Leamington Spa was a hit with the Swifts in 2019… a date has been confirmed for 2020, however registration is not yet open. Instructions for registration will be posted nearer the time. Save the date!

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April 2020

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON CHEERING SQUAD

April 26 @ 08:00 - 17:00

A 2020 date for your diaries – its the Virgin Money London Marathon and your chance to soak up that marathon atmosphere, cheer along our Swifty London marathon runners and perhaps sip a glass of fizz or two!

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May 2020

GREAT BIRMINGHAM 10K

May 31 @ 08:00 - 17:00

The event will be staged on an exciting new course incorporating the historic heart of Birmingham and world-famous heritage sites, starting near the much-loved Hippodrome theatre in Southside. Runners will be taken through the Jewellery Quarter and past the Mailbox before it reaches its grandstand finish at Victoria Square and Colmore Row. The route for this event will be revealed at a later date. Entries for next year’s Great Birmingham 10k, on Sunday 31 May are now open. Enter before…

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July 2020

BIRMINGHAM AND BLACK COUNTRY HALF MARATHON

July 4 @ 08:00 - 17:00

This Swift favourite returns for 2020. The half marathon route follows the canal path from Wolverhampton along to Birmingham, finishing in Brindley Place. Registration is £30 via this website: https://www.stuweb.co.uk/events/2020/07/4/3644/ To ensure that all Swifts start in the same race wave, enter the following magic word when prompted during registration: swiftsahoy

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NEWCASTLE LGBT5K

July 17 @ 08:00 - 17:00

The Newcastle Frontrunners have planned another LGBT5K race on the evening of Friday 17th July 2020 – save the date. Registration isnt open yet, links to their booking page will be posted nearer the time. This race opens the Northern Pride weekend on the Friday evening, with a Pride themed parkrun on Saturday morning, the Northern Pride march on Saturday afternoon, then usual Pride festivities for the rest of the weekend.

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September 2020

GREAT NORTH RUN

September 13 @ 08:00 - 17:00

A date for your diaries for 2020. The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world and certainly one to add to your running bucket list. This year 7 Swifts ran this epic race, with several of them already committing to return in 2020. The race ballot will open soon, so keep your eyes open for this. The GNR usually has warm-up events, the City Games and social events with our LGBTQ+ running club pals, so its…

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BIRMINGHAM SWIFTS VIRTUAL FUN RUN 2020

September 28 @ 00:30 - October 4 @ 23:30

September 28 to October 4 2020 Welcome to the first ever Birmingham Swifts Virtual “Podcast” Fun Run, which you can run anywhere in the world during the week starting Sep 28 2020, and listen to our Brummie runners guide you around the sights of Birmingham at the same time! Read more and enter at https://birminghamswifts.co.uk/birmingham-swifts-virtual-run-2020/

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October 2020

SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT BIRMINGHAM HALF MARATHON

October 11 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Entries for next year’s event on Sunday 11 October 2020 are now open, and if you enter before 10am Monday 21 October 2019 you’ll get the early bird offer of 20% off the entry price. 📲 grtrun.org/T9Ig5s The Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Run also take place on the same day. 📲 grtrun.org/HCFpXg Be Your Greatest, Birmingham. Join the conversation using #GreatBirminghamRun

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