We’re pleased to announce that this year we shall be holding 3 days of Swift celebration to mark the festive season. We’re hosting a range of activities open to all members , with the majority being FREE.

Thursday 13th December: Swift Social Run followed by food & drinks at the Birmingham Christmas Market.

We shall be starting the social run slightly earlier on this date and leaving at 6:45pm, meeting from the LGBT centre from 6:30pm. After the run, we shall meet back at the LGBT Centre to head into town around 7:45pm where you’ll have chance to socialise with your fellow Swifts and enjoy the festive offerings of the market.

All members are welcome to join and if you can’t make the run you can still come along to the Christmas Market afterwards!

Friday 14th December: Swiftmas Party at the Fox


Starting from 6:30pm, the Fox are again kindly hosting our Swiftmas Party.

This year’s theme is Christmas Eleganza Extravaganza! Christmas jumpers, fancy dress, tinsel, all HIGHLY ENCOURAGED but not essential!

The Swiftmas Party is a free event with food, a Christmas quiz, a raffle with some great prizes and the all important LONDON MARATHON BALLOT (LMB)!

The LMB gives you another chance to secure a place on the London Marathon if you were unsuccessful earlier in the year BUT there’s some T&Cs to this particular ballot. These are as follows:

  1. You must be an affiliated member. Affiliation can be obtained here. Current unaffiliated members are able to affiliate prior to this ballot if they’d like to enter.
  2. You must have entered this year’s official London Marathon Ballot and been rejected. Proof of rejection is required if you win.
  3. The raffle is FREE to enter, but you will be required to pay for the marathon place and all travel costs, etc., associated with attending the marathon.
  4. You must wear club colours in the marathon if you are successful at winning the ballot.

Saturday 15th December: Parkrun in the morning with a trip to the Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchesta (BGSO) Concert in the afternoon.


Meeting at 8:45am for a 9am parkrun start, we’ll be down at Cannon Hill Park as usual.

This year the BGSO are holding a Christmas concert with a range of songs from classic seasonal performances such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Sleigh Ride and a chorus of carols.  The BGSO “Christmas at the Ballet” event starts at 3pm at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1QZ. Adult tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door available to buy here.



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