Open for Entries Enter Now Open for Entry 18 October 2015 Birmingham City Centre 13.1 miles
Open for Entries Enter Now Open for Entry 18 October 2015 Birmingham City Centre 13.1 miles

About the Run

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run is the biggest half marathon in the Midlands.

Formerly known as the Birmingham Half Marathon the event was first staged in staged in 2008, and in 2009 also incorporated the World Half Marathon Championships.

England's second city is the perfect stage for the event which attracts competitors from across the UK and around the world.

In 2012 Kenyan Micah Kogo won a thrilling sprint for the line ahead of Abera Kuma to set a new course record. Kogo, who dominated the race almost from the start, breasted the tape in a time of one hour and 17 seconds to deny his Ethiopian rival victory by two seconds with World record holder and pre-race favourite Zersenay Tadese third in 1:01:06.

On a very misty morning, Kogo - after losing the previous month's Bupa Great North Run by a second - made amends by smashing the course record of 1:01:29 set a year ago by the legendary Ethiopian, Haile Gebrselassie.

The women's race saw Sara Moreira taking total control in the last three miles to notch a runaway victory ahead of Ethiopia's former World Half Marathon champion Berhane Adere.

The course takes in some of the city's most iconic sights including the Bullring, the Cadbury's factory in Bournville and Edgbaston cricket ground. Live music from 'bands on the run' keep you motivated every step of the way and thousands of supporters turn out to cheer finishers across the line on Broad Street in the heart of the city centre.

Whether you choose to run to raise money, complete a personal challenge or as part of the journey towards a healthier lifestyle, succeed with the Bupa Great Birmingham Run!

Full Race Report for 2013