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October 2020


11/10/2020 @ 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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July 2021


03/07/2021 @ 08:00 - 17:00

This Swift favourite returns for 2021. The half marathon route follows the canal path from Wolverhampton along to Birmingham, finishing in Brindley Place. Lots of Swifts running it again this year! 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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Touch My Brum

17/07/2021 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club, 160 Walmley Rd
Sutton Coldfield, B76 2QA United Kingdom
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Saturday 17 July 9am - 5pm Touch My Brum - the World's Biggest Mixed Touch Rugby Tournament, Sutton Coldfield. Groups format in morning then knockout stages after lunch - 6 minutes per half with 1 minute half-time break in each game. 6 players per team on pitch at any time, with up to 8 in reserve (and reserves can come on and off as often as you want so everyone gets to play as lots of running!). NO TACKLING -…

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September 2021

Birmingham Pride 2021

25/09/2021 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Swifts in the parade! A highlight of our calendar is the Pride parade, where Swifts gather and march together under our club name. 2021 is no exception and we welcome you to join us under the main theme of “Stronger Together” Where? Victoria Square, Birmingham When? Saturday 25th September 2021 What time? The parade starts at midday - BUT we need to gather in advance of that. We ask that you aim to arrive at 11am to help us coordinate.…

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October 2021

Swifts Cannon Hill parkrun Takeover 2021

02/10/2021 @ 08:30 - 10:30
Cannon Hill Park
Swifts volunteering at Cannon Hill Parkrun

It’s time for our annual Swifts parkrun takeover at Cannon Hill parkrun - on Saturday 2nd October 2021, 08:30-10:00. This is an opportunity for the club to take on the marshalling duties for this specific race, and to raise the profile of the Swifts & LGBTQ+ inclusive sport amongst our Birmingham community. We need to cover a number of marshalling roles, so we need lots of club support for this event. If you’ve not marshalled at parkrun before, don’t worry…

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Swifts Halloween Run

28/10/2021 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Our fancy dress Halloween run through the spookiest, scariest, darkest and most ghoulish parts of Birmingham (no not Boltz). Bring a torch, you might need it! This will be on our usual Thursday night run closest to Halloween. fancy dress not compulsory but we usually have a great number who make the effort and we have prizes for the best!! Some photos from previous Halloween runs...

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November 2021

MoRun 5K & 10K

06/11/2021 @ 09:00 - 14:00
Sutton Park

Our Swifts favourite, the MoRun returns for 2021, on Saturday 6th November 2021, at Sutton Park, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The event has 5K and 10K options, so there's something for everyone! Entry is £17, and all runners will get a medal and MoRun headband. Entry is via the event website: https://www.mo-running.com/birmingham#eventInformation The race start/finish line, will have toilets, a bag drop and refreshments. As with previous years, we'll likely gather for a roast lunch at the local Toby Carvery.

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December 2021

Swifts Xmas Party

04/12/2021 @ 18:00 - 23:30
The Fox

Save the date! The Fox will open from 6pm that Saturday night for us. Andy at The Fox is providing a lovely buffet for us at 7pm. We will then have a quiz and games after that before the Fox opens for everyone else. The party is for those who have run with us this last year, either on a Thursday night or Saturday morning Parkrun or one of the races we've been to. If you have someone else with…

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Post Run German Xmas Market Visit

16/12/2021 @ 20:00 - 21:30

Following a shorter Thursday night run, we will jog on over to the German Xmas Markets for a gluhwein or two! Save the date!

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Swiftsmas Ice Skating

30/12/2021 @ 19:00 - 21:30

We don't have an official Thursday night run between Xmas and New Year - so this year we will go Ice Skating instead as part of our Swiftsmas celebrations! Save the date. More details nearer the time.

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February 2022

2022 AGM @ The Fox

February 6 @ 15:00 - 17:00
The Fox

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Swifts AGM. This is our opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months, celebrate our successes as a club, and elect a new committee to guide the next 12 months. We will be looking for some new volunteers to stand for committee and make their mark on the legacy of the club. Remember we need self-nominations for committee! You can go for ANY role but we are in particular need for people to…

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March 2022

Swifts wellbeing coffee and cake

March 20 @ 12:00 - 14:00
the loft

Our very first wellbeing session is this Sunday, where members can chill out, chat and meet other Swifts. The event is coffee and cake, which board games will be available to play also Hope to see people there  

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April 2022

Swifts Wellbeing Sessions – Yoga

April 24 @ 12:00 - 14:00
the loft

Fancy stretching out those tight calf muscles from all that running? Whilst also taking the time to relax and calm the mind? Then our upcoming wellbeing session on Sunday 24th April @theloftbrum between 12 - 2 will be perfect for you Come and join our qualified yoga teacher @cornish_boy Darren who will guide you through a gentle flow to help your stretch and unwind No experience of yoga is required. All you’ll need is a mat and comfortable clothes If…

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May 2022

Birmingham Great Run 10k & Half Marathon

May 1 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Register as attending if you are running either the 10k or HM this year! We will try to sort out a social afterwards where we can all meet up - it is a bank holiday the next day after all! If the weather is vaguely decent the plan is to meet under the Swifts Willow Tree (what3words location: https://w3w.co/same.power.wisdom) in the Aston Uni grounds (we have met there for these runs in the past). That way people can relax on…

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Swifts Ten Pin Bowling

May 8 @ 16:00 - 18:00

Our social get together outside of running! This time, ten pin bowling. Please sign up if you want to go (or contact a committee member) and we will see what group discount we can get when we have an idea of numbers!

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