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January 2020


18/01/2020 @ 10:15 - 11:15
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25/01/2020 @ 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

02/02/2020 @ 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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08/02/2020 @ 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


29/03/2020 @ 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


26/04/2020 @ 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


31/05/2020 @ 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


17/07/2020 @ 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


13/09/2020 @ 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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28/09/2020 @ 00:30 - 04/10/2020 @ 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


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


July 3 @ 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

July 17 @ 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

September 25 @ 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

October 2 @ 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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