Make sure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start to take part in the Big Fun Warm up. The event is not timed so don’t worry about rushing round. There will be signage and marshals along the route to cheer you on and make sure no-one goes the wrong way. Once you come through the finish line you will be greeted by our friendly MC and finish team who will give you a bottle of water, an event goody bag and your well deserved Big Fun Run medal. Remember your camera or phone and why not make your way to the Big Fun Run podium where you can take your picture along with anyone you’ve come with.
The course is entirely on tar, although some sections of the course do accumulate mud in wet conditions. The route includes two anti-clockwise loops around the park with the lake on your left. It passes by the toy train shelter called “Cannon Hill Station” and the tennis courts and bowling green.
There are three main entrances to the park (Russell Road, Edgbaston Road, Pershore Road). There is no vehicle access within Cannon Hill Park. Parking with charge is available at different car parks. There’s a large car park off Edgbaston Road, opposite the Warwickshire Cricket Ground and near the mac entrance. There is also a small car park off the Russell Road entrance. However, runners are encouraged to consider public transport or car sharing, as buses serve Edgbaston Road and Pershore Road. For further information and travel/parking details at Cannon Hill Park please click here.
The route starts and finishes on an open flat area of grass and from then onwards, the route remains on the path throughout, until reaching the finish area. Apart from approximately 50m of grass at the start / finish, the Big Fun Run Birmingham route is suitable for wheelchair users. The 50m of grass is on a slight slope and assistance may be required to ascend/decend this part of the course.
Got a question or need to pick up a number? Then visit our Help Desk tent where a member of our team will be able to help you. Runners will be able to store baggage at the help desk tent too, however there is no changing facility available.
Bring your own camera/phone to take photos on the day. If you would like photographs of you on the course, please ask family or friends to take some for you. Why not pose infront of the Big Fun Run Pyramid. And remember to smile!
The Event Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.