Campus Run

Whether you walk, run, push or skip your way to the finish line, be part of our fun 5km. 

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What is the Campus Run?

UoBe Festival will launch with the challenging and exciting Campus Run. The Campus Run is a fun 5km running event taking place on closed roads around the Edgbaston campus, including the Green Heart and the Vale Village. The aim is to challenge yourself to complete the distance, whether you walk, run, push or skip your way to the finish line. There will also be student groups along the route to lend their support, cheer you on and add to the festival atmosphere. Chip timing for those interested in their times will also be available on the day and all participants will receive a free UoBe Festival Campus Run t-shirt when they complete the run. 

Sign up using access code UoBe2022

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UoBe Festival Campus Run map (PDF -377KB)

When is it?

The Campus Run takes place on Sunday 23 January 2022, 9.30am, starting at the Green Heart and finishing by Old Joe.

How do I sign up?

Entries are now live! To enter, head to our entry page and use the code 'UoBe2022'. Student entries are free of charge with staff entries costing £10. All entrants will be treated to a pre-race warm up, student group entertainment along the route, chip timing, staffed bag drop, medical points, food stations, a free finishers t-shirt and even the offer of a post-run massage! 

Entries close on Monday 10 January 2022 but hurry, places are being snapped up so don't hang around!

Sign up for the Campus Run

Can I volunteer instead?

If you would like to be involved in the Campus Run but don’t want take part in the actual run, we are also looking for 50 enthusiastic volunteers to support the organisation of the event. Roles will range from being a course steward, supporting with sign ups, setting up and down and managing the bag drop area to name a few. All volunteers will receive the appropriate training to deliver your role and you’ll receive a FREE t-shirt!

If you are interested in getting involved and supporting you will need to be available from 07:30-12:30 on Sunday 23 January and also be available for a volunteer role briefing which will take place in the week commencing 17 January. Please fill in the Expression of Interest form or email Phil Heighway for more information:

Further information

If you’re interested in running with a group to help motivate you and provide a support network, the following groups are available:

  • Cool Runnings: a student-led running group who hold multiple sessions throughout the week on the Edgbaston Campus, this club is open to students of all running and fitness abilities. Find out more about Cool Runnings.
  • Green Heart Runners: a staff-led running group who meet on Tuesdays at 5.30pm each week. The Green Heart runners are always looking for new members of all abilities. If you are interested in joining, please email the team at, or visit their website and Facebook page. 
  • Couch to 5k: If you’re aiming to run the event but have not completed this type of distance before then the NHS offer a fantastic Couch to 5k programme that you can download as either a podcast or an app to help motivate you and give you tips for running. Visit the NHS Couch to 5k website for more information.


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