Birmingham Swifts

The Birmingham Swifts is a free, LGBT running group open to everyone no matter what your ability, age, sexuality or gender.

It’s our aim to help you achieve your running goals in a friendly and supportive environment, whether you want to run your first 5 kilometres or your first marathon.

Start out running

New to running?

Our next Starting Out Sessions start on Saturday 9th June designed for people who have no, or limited, running experience.

If you’ve started running and can cover a distance of around 6-8km, we welcome you to join us on our weekly runs and have a “loop system” in place which ensures everyone runs together and no one is left behind.

Thursday Social run

Run with us

We run every week with our Thursday Social Run taking place in Birmingham City Centre and our Saturday morning run where we join the Cannon Hill parkrun.


Coaching sessions

If you chose to affiliate with the Swifts, we offer our members inclusive technical training sessions to help improve your running style and progress you to be a better runner.

You can find out more about us and our runs by clicking on the links above, or you can reach us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, please email

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