Up to 15,000 runners are set to take part in the second EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon on Sunday 11 October 2009. This year, EDF Energy is encouraging all runners to do something green for the team and join Team Green Britain to help win the race against climate change.
Launched by EDF Energy in July this year, Team Green Britain (www.teamgreenbritain.org) is an online community designed to encourage the nation to take action towards a more sustainable lifestyle. EDF Energy is encouraging all race entrants to follow the online training programmes available which have been designed to not only help runners meet the physical challenges of the event but also provide sustainable training solutions.
Race entrants signing up to join Team Green Britain will also help make the 2009 EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon Europe’s first certified green responsible race – accredited by the Council for Responsible Sport. Entrants are encouraged to invite their friends and family to sign up to ‘Team Green Britain’ at www.teamgreenbritain.org.
This year’s event will again start on Cambridge Street in Birmingham Paradise Circus and finish on Broad Street, and will be held on the same morning as the 18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, which are expected to attract some of the world’s finest runners to the city.
For anyone who hasn’t yet signed up to the Birmingham Half Marathon should visit www.birminghamhalfmarathon.com. Requests for information or printed application forms can be made by calling 0844 888 3883.