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Birmingham South SixPack

Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst South Birmingham.

Birmingham South SixPack summer challenge is open!

The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Summer challenge is the 30th September 2022.

What is it?

We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.

Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!

How Does it Work?

We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.

What Do I Need?

You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words

You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.

What Do I Get?

You will receive the following on signing up:

  • Six bespoke routes crafted by runners for runners
  • Access to each route, all with carefully customised turn-by-turn navigation
  • Access to an Interactive Leaderboard
  • Informative and easy-to-use instructions

On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal.

The Routes

Harborne

Harborne Express 9K

Harborne

This exciting route transports you along a peaceful, scenic, former railway line and a canal tow path to the bright lights of the city centre. Avoid the seductive waterside cafes and bars and no hitching a ride on a barge as you pass through the picturesque Gas Street basin! Escape along the tranquil canal as you head back along the superbly kept tow path past the beautifully landscaped university residential site before you are guided, briefly, along roads to the finish.

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder 7K

Cannon Hill Park

A lovely alternative tour of two of the most scenic green spaces in Birmingham. Close to the city centre you are guided along ‘off-piste’ woodland trails, riverside paths and classic landscaped pond strewn parkland. The iconic and beautifully landscaped Cannon Hill Park and Highbury Park are drawn together via two short road links.

King

Fit for a King 5K

Kings Norton Park

This great little route starts by the beautifully landscaped Kings Norton Park (Westhill Rd entrance) and heads along excellent surfaced tree-lined avenues, under the gaze of the enigmatic St Nicholas Church spire; a stunning panorama, especially in the Autumn. You are guided along a peaceful canal towpath where the reflections of overhanging trees dance across the water, and you encounter a rare ‘guillotine Lock’ dating back to 1814. You discover a hidden little reservoir before completing the loop back.

BirmSouth

At a Glance 5K

Lickey Hills Country Park

A gorgeous woodland exploration of the Lickey Hills Country Park. You are guided along an undulating route, passing some of the most spectacular panoramic views across Birmingham, and down stunning pine needle strewn paths. A short ‘sting in the tail’ to the finish can be rewarded with refreshments on the café terrace overlooking the forest panoramas. 

Lord

Lord of the Runs 10K

Hall Green

This amazing, varied and flat route transports you along mainly excellent surfaced paths from the historic Sarehole Mill. You are guided through scenic woodland corridors accompanied by the serene River Cole, gentle brooks and ancient mill ponds. You return along a tranquil canal and nature reserve before an atmospheric boardwalk escapade through Moseley Bog. As you enjoy a well-earned beverage or even a freshly baked pizza in the courtyard of Sarehole Mill bakehouse, you can reflect how this area may have inspired local resident J R Tolkein as he created Middle Earth!

Finding Terry

Finding Terry 6k

Solihull

A gently undulating and very scenic exploration of the beautiful Earlswood Lakes and adjacent Cloweswood Nature Reserve. The route leads you along ancient woodland trails and lakeside paths offering magnificent watery vistas, but watch out for the Alligator Snapping Turtles; one was fished out a few years ago! You are challenged with a little climb up and over the railway, but it does give you an opportunity to survey this lovely rural landscape. It finishes by Terry’s Pool. You’ll find it!

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Pricing

Early Bird

First 200 entries
£ 20
  • Access to all routes
  • Bespoke Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Medal Reward
Popular

Standard Price

After 200 entires
£ 25
  • Access to all routes
  • Bespoke Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Medal Reward

Group Booking

5 or more entires
£ 17
50
each
  • Acess to all routes
  • Bespoke Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Medal Reward
Best price

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