The 7 Pools run has a history of more than 25 years. Many runners in the area have their own memories of this run, which is possibly one of the most challenging cross country course in the West Midlands and provides a test for serious runners and for those who run purely for pleasure and fitness.

Other more regular runs in Sutton Park are shorter, at 5km, whereas the 7 Pools course is 10km, the majority off-road and over undulating terrain. All entrants will have their times recorded which will be available on our website. All runners will receive a memento for their efforts, a unique t-shirt.

The 7 Pools run presents an opportunity to raise money for The Norman Laud Association in Sutton Coldfield, a charity which provides short break services as well as overnight and daycare services for children and adults with profound learning and complex physical and healthcare needs and offers respite to their families and carers.