Realbuzz Solihull

Realbuzz Solihull, one of the leading running kit and shoe specialist shops in The Midlands have linked with us to provide £30 vouchers to first man and first woman in the Solihull Half Marathon 2019 and also goodie bags for all runners with leaflets and their own superb brand magazine.

Realbuzz Solihull, formerly Birmingham Runner, has been the leading running and fitness store in the Solihull and Birmingham area for over 30 years. They’ve built a reputation for outstanding customer service and great prices across a wide range of products from the biggest brands. Their in-store experts are trained to help you find the perfect shoes for your running style and training requirements.

Their specialist staff have regular visits from brand reps to make sure they are up to date on all the latest products and tech, so they can help their customers choose the most suitable running and fitness gear. They also host a weekly 5k Social Run Club, led by staff from the store. It takes place every Monday at 6.30pm and all abilities are welcome.

Realbuzz Solihull
64 Stratford Road
Shirley B90 3LP
Tel: 0121 745 6007

Fitness Facility at Club Vitalize at Solihull College


Club Vitalize at Solihull College & University Centre (Blossomfield Road Solihull B911SB) has a fantastic gym equipped with an array of cardiovascular, strength and functional training equipment. They have the staff to match, supporting you in making the most out of every workout. In addition, they have a varied group exercise timetable to supplement the great gym facility.

Their monthly and annual memberships are affordable with 12 months membership starting from £100 per year! Club Vitalize offers a free complimentary gym session to give you an opportunity to try them out too! They also cater for a variety of sports and groups in their sports hall and studio. If you’d like more information, please contact them on 0121 678 7370 or email

Staff from the College will be present to offer post race massages after the Solihull Half Marathon Sunday 7th April 2019. Services are offered free of charge to runners but donations can be made to the Events Charity of Choice, the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull.

Solihull College & University Centre offers School Leavers & Adults, Full Time and Part Time Courses, Apprenticeships & Bespoke Employment Training. For more information go their website at

Santa Fun Run 2018 proceeds


Paul Griffin (right) and Gary Williams (left) of KP Events are pictured (above) with a cheque for £1000 raised from our Santa Run held in Lichfield in 2018.

The money raised is to support a newly formed after-school running club set up by Liberty, a Lichfield based charity that organises after-school clubs for special needs pupils in the Lichfield district area.

KP Events worked with Medized, Alpha Sports and St John’s House to raise the money and KP Events also donated 20 of its Run Strong technical t-shirts to provide pupils with running apparel.

PAST 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.