On Saturday 30 July Birmingham will host the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Marathon. This event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase this bold city on the global stage.
Inevitably with an event of this size, a number of road closures will be necessary to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators. Every effort has been made to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum for local residents and businesses.
Roads will be closed inside and around the course to ensure the safety of spectators, athletes and residents, and to facilitate the smooth running of the event.
The majority of these closures will be in place from 2.30AM to 3.30PM on the day of the race. During this period, residents and businesses will not have access to the closed roads until the closures have been removed. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be available across the course at all existing pedestrian crossing points.
Some other roads will see changed traffic conditions, which will be in place for the same time period.
Please see the “Affected Roads” section below for more detail and to find out whether your road is affected.
Please note: Parking will be restricted along the entire Marathon course from 6PM on Friday 29 July until 3.30PM on Saturday 30 July.
It will not be possible to park your vehicle on the roads being used for the event. If you live along the course, or your residence is inside the course footprint, it is strongly recommended you look at the road closure information available and park on streets where access will be maintained, before the 6PM parking restriction is put in place.
Any vehicles parked on the Marathon course from this time will be towed, to ensure the safety of athletes, officials and the public.
Cars parked on the course will receive a flyer to help ensure information about parking restrictions and towing is known before the event takes place.
A parking permit scheme will not be in operation for this event.
Vehicle Crossing Points
A number of crossing points will be available around the course, that will enable you to enter/leave the area within the course. These will be in operation between 2.30AM and 6.15AM, and 1.30PM and 3.30PM on the day of the race.
For details of the locations of these, please see the “Affected Roads” section below.
Queries About Carers and Other Essential Visitors
We are working closely with care providers and individuals to ensure care visits are co-ordinated with the road closures in mind.
More information can be found in the relevant sections below, but if you have any queries or concerns about individual needs please head to our Help Centre and use the chat function by clicking on the “Help” button, which can be found in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
To keep you moving throughout the Games, check which areas, roads and rail routes will be busiest with our Travel Advice page.