You begin the 8.5-mile route with an uphill climb of Mill Street out of Royal Sutton Coldfield town centre, passing the police and fire stations before turning left onto Anchorage Road. Down to the Town Hall at King Edward Square before descending Upper Clifton Road and Clifton Road passing Wyndley Leisure Centre & Pool before turning right onto Monmouth Drive.
From here you enter Sutton Park [Europe’s largest urban park] at Boldmere Gate, winding your way for one mile up to the Jamboree Stone – the site of the 1957 World Scout Jamboree – then turn right towards Keepers Pool and onto Town Gate drinks stage.
From here you pass Blackroot Pool, then turn left at ‘Railway Turn’ before tackling ‘Cardiac Hill’ on your way out of Sutton Park at Four Oaks Gate.
The final 1.5 miles, along Four Oaks Road & Lichfield Road to the finish in Royal Sutton Coldfield town centre, is reasonably level or downhill.
The route can be summarised as ‘challenging but great fun’.