Up to 7,000 runners are expected to take part in this Sunday’s Great Midlands Fun Run. The event, staged over an 8.5 mile course at Royal Sutton Coldfield has witnessed six successive sell-outs and has been a massive source of support for several charities.
The Fun Run will see competitors depart from the town centre before entering Sutton Park at around the 2.5 mile mark. After negotiating approximately 4.5 miles, on park roads including 'Cardiac Hill', exit at Four Oaks Gate after 6.75 miles before returning to a grandstand finish in the town centre.
This year’s nominated charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust, with Erdington's League of Friends of John Taylor Hospice, Cancer Research, Birmingham Children's Hospital and Whittington's St Giles Hospice all receiving significant support.
On the sell-out field for the upcoming event, Tracey Spare commented: "I'm thrilled we have a capacity entry and would like to thank everyone who has registered for their continued support. It's fabulous news for the event, the Royal Town and for the economy of Royal Sutton Coldfield, for the charities nominated to benefit from the sponsor money already being raised and of course for those who are going to enjoy a great day with family, friends and work colleagues whether they are participating or spectating.”