Royal Sutton Fun Run: When, where the race is and who can take part

The Royal Sutton Fun Run is a 8.5 mile event that encourages people of all abilities to run, jog or walk.
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The Royal Sutton Fun Run is back this June. The 8.5 mile event sees Midlanders of all abilities travelling from far and wide to take part.

You might think that running is just for people of a certain ability, background or age. However, the Royal Sutton Fun Run exists to disprove this stereotype.

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The Sutton Coldfield event – where the run takes its name from – is organised by Tracey Spare. The event, which you can run, job or run, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Spanning different areas of Royal Sutton Coldfield, the run passes through the likes of Sutton Park, through Railway Turn and Cardiac Hill. People of all abilities are encouraged to take part in the fun run, meaning many people from Birmingham will be in attendance.

With the Royal Sutton Fun Run due to take place this month, here’s everything you need about it. This guide includes information on when the run is being held, where the route starts and ends, and who exactly can take part.

When is the Royal Sutton Fun Run

This year, the date for the Royal Sutton Fun Run is on Saturday, June 4, 2023. If you’re travelling in, you’ll want to make sure you get there early or even the night before as the race begins at 11am.

Where is the Royal Sutton Fun Run route

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The 8.5 mile route throughout Royal Sutton begins with an uphill climb of Mill Street, just out of Royal Sutton Coldfield town centre. You’ll pass through the police and fire stations before you turn left onto Anchorage Road.

From there, you’ll swerve to the Town Hall at King Edward Square before descending Upper Clifton Road and Clifton Road. There, you’ll pass Wyndley Leisure Centre and Pool before you turn right onto Monmouth Drive.

Then you’ll pass Blackroot Pool, turn left at Railway Turn and then tackle the main challenge – Cardiac Hill. This will take you on your way out of Sutton Park at Four Oaks Gate. 

The last 1.5 miles go through Four Oaks Road and Lichfield Road and are reasonably level or downhill compared to the earlier portion of the route. You’ll finally finish the race at the Royal Sutton Coldfield town centre.

Who can take part

The all-tarmac route is a fun run for people of all ages, abilities or disabilities. There is no barrier to taking part – although registration for the 2023 event is now closed.

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