The marathon course for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games has been disclosed.

According to the organizers of the international multi-sport event, the 2022 marathon scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 30 will begin in Smithfield and finish in Birmingham’s Victoria Square.

“We are thrilled to be unveiling our final venue for the Games and it is fitting that Victoria Square has been chosen as the finish area for the marathon, as it is located right in the heart of the host city for Birmingham 2022,” said Matt Kidson, director of sport for Birmingham 2022.

The course for the marathon is split into two distinct sections – a southern loop which the athletes must complete twice, followed by a shorter city centre section which will showcase some of Birmingham’s best loved landmarks to millions of TV viewers, as the runners pass Centenary Square, the Jewellery Quarter, St Paul’s Square and St Phillips’s Cathedral, before crossing the finish line in Victoria Square.

XXII Commonwealth Games, the third Commonwealth Games to be hosted by England after London [1934] and Manchester [2002] is expected to take place between July 28 and August 08, 2022 in the West Midlands.

By James K. Attaglo Wilson