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Distance 10K
Price £26 per entry
Location Birmingham City Centre
Date 30 April 2017
Age 15 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K

If music is your motivator, the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k is the perfect event for you.  Strut your stuff across the start line to the most popular tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or present day, then hit the streets to your favourite music for an electric party atmosphere that will keep you going as you walk, jog, run – or even dance - all the way from the start to your well-deserved finisher’s pack!

If you're thinking of signing up, you'll have to be quick because there are less than 200 places left in the 90's wave!

The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k will feature a Commonwealth Run this year, to support Birmingham's bid to host the 2026 Commomwealth Games. Find out more and see how you can get involved here.

A perfect training event for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run half marathon or the brand new Birmingham International Marathon, both taking place on Sunday 15 October.
(Provisional start times - Marathon 09.30, Half 13.30)

Exclusive offer

Anyone who enters the 2017 Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k (which takes place on Sunday 30 April) and either the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run half marathon or the Birmingham International Marathon (both taking place on Sunday 15 October) will receive a £10 discount.

Please note: The discount will be applied upon entering the second event so please ensure that you use the same log in details.

Running in Birmingham has never been so GREAT!

Exclusive offer

Free training run

If you've signed up to the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k (or are thinking about it)... why not join our pop-up training event, totally free of charge, where you can meet other runners training for the same event, get some running tips and advice, and get that all-important training in ahead of the big day.

What: 5k & 7k training run, specifically for first time runners
Where: Edgbaston Reservoir, Reservoir Road, B16 9EE (Tower Ballroom entrance)
When: Sunday 26th March, 10.00am start


Take a couple of minutes to register your details via Great Run Local to receive your free registration wristband. If you're already signed up to Great Run Local, just go straight to step 2 and fill in the short event form.


Now that you're a Great Run Local member, you can sign up to the training event. Just complete this short form and we'll see you there! But remember to bring your Great Run Local wristband with you on the day.

Places are strictly limited to 100 runners, so click here to secure your place today >

Working with our friends at Run Birmingham and the City of Birmingham Striders, there will be running guides setting off at various paces to ensure you have all the support you need, or just follow the pre-planned route and run at your own pace.

Our friends at Up and Running will also be there on the day with some treats for runners, so come along for a fun run and share the excitement in the lead-up to the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k.

Free training run

The Course

Starting on Jennens Rd, close to Millennium Point and Thinktank, the route heads downhill, through Digbeth before heading out along Pershore Road to the furthest turn point at Cannon Hill Park. The route winds through the park and then crosses the road to Edgbaston Cricket Ground where the route takes in a lap of the stadium. After returning back along Pershore Rd the route passes Selfridges and the Bullring Shopping Centre before a short uphill section back to Jennens Rd. The final fast and flat section is downhill to the finish line on Curzon St, outside of Millennium Point.

Having crossed the finish line, participants will be able to relax and meet up with friends and family in the event village.

There will be support along the way, including drinks stations and bands on the run not to mention the encouragement of thousands of supporters and spectators lining the route.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.


Please see below for the provisional 2017 event day timetable:

09:00 Information point and baggage facility opens 
10:27 CHALLENGER and ORANGE (Today's music) wave warm-up
10:38 START of Elite Men and CHALLENGER wave
10:43 START of ORANGE (Today's music) wave
10:48 WHITE (90's music) and GREEN (80's music) wave warm-up
10:58 START of WHITE wave (90's music)
11:03 START of GREEN wave (80's music)
11:08 PINK (70's music) wave warm-up
11:16 START of PINK wave (70's music)

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Event location

As the UK’s second biggest city, Birmingham has all the ingredients for a fantastic weekend. Take a trip to the Balti Triangle for a tasty curry, or check out the National Exhibition Centre for the latest line up of shows, which could include anything from Crufts to Beyonce!

If you're a keen shopper Birmingham is the place to be. With a selection of some of the UK’s best shops covering the city you won’t be short on choice.

Birmingham boasts a number of other iconic tourist hot spots, suitable for all the family, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Bullring and the world-famous Cadbury World.

For more ideas on things to do in Birmingham you can go to:

About Birmingham

Birmingham has a huge selection of places to stay to suit all budgets and tastes. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the location of the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k, research your travel options and make sure you choose somewhere suitable that will allow you to get to the start line in plenty of time.

If you are making a weekend of it in the nation’s second largest city then go to



Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2015.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC/ road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered free elite entry.
Entry Criteria

Prize money will only be awarded to elite athletes not athletes who run fast times from the mass start.

*Prize money is only on offer for British Athletes.

  Men Women
1 £1500.00 £1500.00
2 £1250.00 £1250.00
3 £750.00 £750.00
4 £500.00 £500.00
5 £300.00 £300.00

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite Management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Prize Structure