THERE'S still time to sign up for the Black Country Fun Run in Halesowen.

The event, organised by Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club, has been moved to Sunday July 24 to tie in with the Queen’s Baton Relay passing through the town.

Supported by Cobra Running Club - the event includes a 10K road race through Halesowen town centre and surrounding roads, starting at 11.30am.

The 5K fun run will get underway at around 2pm, with the Baton doing a lap of the course at 1.39pm.

Among the runners will be Black Country celebrity “Blind” Dave Heeley OBE and Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris.

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Councillor Simon Phipps, Dudley's cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said: "The Black Country Fun Run is always a fantastic event for Halesowen, but it will be extra special this year with the addition of the Queen’s Baton Relay passing through the course.

"It’s a great chance to raise cash for charity and I would urge people to sign up and take part."

Run organiser Steve Jones, Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club's president, said: "Both events have proved very successful for serious athletes and fun-runners alike. All are able to raise money for their own charities, we just provide the event to enable them to do so.

"It's extra special this year in that we have been chosen to be part of the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay route just before the opening of the Games. We would encourage people to either take part or just attend the event."

The deadline to enter is Monday July 18.

Halesowen is the first stop for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay which will visit local attractions to celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in the borough.