EVENT – Solihull Half Marathon Sunday April 7th 10.30am 2019

EVENT – Solihull Half Marathon Sunday April 7th 10.30am 2019

The 2019 Solihull Half Marathon is on Sunday April 7th, starts 10.30am. Keep an eye on the website and in the e-newsletter sent out to subscribers monthly. Not subscribed? Follow the link on the right-hand side of our website homepage.

Event starts: in 15 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, 59 seconds.

The start and finish will be adjacent to the Virgin Active Solihull Club on Blythe Valley Park, just off Junction 4 of the M42 and can house hundreds of cars on the day of the event.

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IM Properties Headquarters in Coleshill

Sponsored by IM Properties Plc

Local property company IM Properties Plc are excited to be supporting the Solihull half marathon as a headline sponsor for the third consecutive year, in partnership with KP Events.

IM Properties is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned property companies, with an investment and development portfolio of circa £900 million across the UK and the USA.

Since it’s inception as part of the IM Group in 1987, IM Properties has grown to become one of the UK’s leading property developers. Spanning industrial, retail, office and residential sectors, IM Properties’ portfolio boasts a range of high quality global occupiers including Sainsburys, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and UPS.

As owners of Blythe Valley Park since 2014, the locally based developer was keen to support the event in April which will be starting and finishing on Central Boulevard in the heart of the site.

Blythe Valley Park is strategically located in the heart of the UK, and with over 122 acres of beautiful country park, it is the perfect location for the Solihull half Marathon.

In business, thriving in today’s competitive environment requires dedication and hard work; and health and well-being are an essential foundation to success. That’s why Blythe Valley Park is much more than just a collection of buildings; it’s a complete environment with dynamic space that emanates a sense of community.

Don’t forget to tag @blythevalleypark on Instagram, and @BlytheValley and @IMProps on twitter in your marathon posts! Hashtags #MyBVP #NotYourAverage9to5

EVENT – Florette Fradley 10k – 10th March 2019

EVENT - Florette Fradley 10k - 10th March 2019

UPDATE 27th Feb: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. The Florette Fradley 10K is a popular run and attracts around 1,000 entrants each year. Covering flat, country roads, it’s a great event for beginners and pros alike. The Fradley 10k has previously been nominated in the national Running Awards for the Best 10k Race for personal best times.


  • DATE: SUNDAY 10th March 2019
  • START TIME: 10.30am
  • VENUE: Fradley Village, near Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • INSURANCE: Full public liability cover
  • MEDALS: To all finishers
  • TROPHIES: To first 3 men, first 3 ladies
  • Post code for your sat nav is WS13 8NL

New Charity Partner For Solihull Half Marathon 2019


For the past 45 years the Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands, has been offering the reassurance of specialist, round the clock care for people in Solihull and Birmingham living with a life limiting illness and their loved ones.

The Hospice on Marsh Lane is a special place that tailors its services to each person’s individual needs. Our Hospice Team includes Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Bereavement Counsellors and many more. We are supported by over 200 volunteers who play a vital role in the running of the hospice. Some of our patients stay in our 24-bed in-patient unit, where relatives and friends can visit any time of the day and can stay overnight with their loved ones. Our Day Therapy Unit offers Outpatient Clinics and a wide range of therapies and specialised support, including groups for patients with specific conditions.

Each year over 2000 people from Solihull and Birmingham use the Hospice and its services. Our local nursing service also visits people in their own homes, ensuring they are comfortable and able to spend their final moments in the place they want to be, surrounded by their loved ones.

We couldn’t do this without our supporters; every day we have to raise £11,300 to cover the costs of the Hospice and its services.

By running the Solihull Half Marathon for your local Hospice you are enabling us to continue to provide this care free of charge for people with terminal illness and their families in the local community.


CANCELLATION – Xtreme Challenge 2019

Event - The Xtreme Challenge - 10th Feb 2019

It is with much regret that KP Events have to announce that the 2019 Xtreme Challenge at Catton estate, scheduled for Sunday 10th February will not be taking place and has now been cancelled.

This decision is something that has not been taken lightly, all of us at KP Events enjoy the unique atmosphere generated at this event. However due to exorbitant rising insurance costs for obstacle races, and overall rising costs of venue hire and external agencies, combined with falling entry numbers it is no longer viable to stage this event.

All runners that have entered this event will have a choice of either a full refund or the option to defer their entry to any of KP Events races in the next twelve months, even if that race has a higher entry fee.

Once again we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will be looking at new events for 2020 and these may well include an Xtreme type event or tough cross country race.

Many thanks for your continued support of KP Events.



KP Events staged the annual Santa Dash on Sunday 9th Dec and saw hundreds of Santas of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities descend on Stowe Field in Lichfield to take on the 2.5k route through the city centre streets.

Shared equally with the stalls and staff manning the city’s Festive Christmas Market and raising money for the Liberty Staffordshire Charity which looks to provide sporting activities and employment opportunities for young people with disabilities. Photographs by Richard Hindsley and Rohan Sahota.