Run Birmingham Recognised as Cross City Heroes

Today our Rookery Runners, from Erdington came together to celebrate the Run Birmingham group being recognised as Cross City Heroes. The team came together for the unveiling of the special plaque that has been placed up in Chester Road Station this week. 

“Being part of Run Birmingham has been a great opportunity to join local communities together across both Birmingham and Solihull. Supported by Active Communities, we are able to provide local communities the chance to get together weekly to build a healthier and happier lifestyle” 


Tahir Parvaz, Big Run Project Manager

Run Birmingham is part of the Active Communities initiative which is led jointly by The Active Wellbeing Society and Solihull Council, to bring together communities through social or physical activity.

We are proud to be honoured with a plaque by West Midlands Railway. The plaque will be permanently displayed at the station which is part of the popular Cross City Line between Redditch, Bromsgrove,  Longbridge, Birmingham and Litchfield. 

“Run Birmingham were nominated for their charity work and the joy they have brought to local communities through their performances, so it is a pleasure to be able to recognise the group with a plaque at Chester Road station as part of our Cross City Heroes competition. The Cross City Line passes through many of the communities where Run Birmingham operate and is a key part of connecting communities across North Worcestershire, Birmingham and South Staffordshire, for work and leisure.”

Fay Easton, Head of Stakeholder and Community for West Midlands Railway
Big Run

The Cross City Line connects a lot of the communities that Run Birmingham cover so this plaque is particularly special to us. Having the recognition of our work of bringing communities together along with 23 other community organisations provides a perfect example of how these groups are so important for building a community. 

Adeel Khan
Author: Adeel Khan