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

Great Birmingham 10K

If music is your motivator, the 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!

A perfect training event for the 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)


The Course

The course has something for everyone and is suitable for all levels of ability, whether beginner or experienced. It features many of Birmingham's landmarks before the big buzz of a city centre finish... and the buzz doesn't get much bigger than Birmingham's!

Starting on Jennens Rd, close to Millenium Point and Thinktank, the route passes Selfridges and the Bullring Shopping Centre before heading out along the Pershore Rd to the furthest turn point at Edgbaston Cricket Ground where the route takes in a lap of the stadium. The first 6km is generally flat, allowing plenty of time to warm up the legs in preparation for the slightly more challenging uphill section between 7km and 8km as the route heads back towards the city centre. The final flat and fast section is topped off with a downhill finish into Broad Street.

Having crossed the finish line participants will be able to relax and meet up with friends and family in the event village in Centenary Square surrounded by its many famous buildings.

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

Course Map

Timetable

Please see below for the provisional 2017 event day timetable:

Time  
09:00 Information point and baggage facility opens 
10:49 ORANGE wave and Challenger wave warm-up starts (Jennens Road)
11:00 START of Challenger wave (Jennens Road)
11:09 START of ORANGE wave - 00's music
11:12 WHITE wave warm-up - 90's music
11:20 START of WHITE wave - 90's music
11:27 GREEN wave warm-up - 80's music
11:35 START of GREEN wave - 80's music
11:41 PINK wave & walkers warm-up - 70's music
11:50 START of PINK wave & walkers - 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: www.visitbirmingham.com.

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  www.visitbirmingham.com/where-to-stay

Accommodation

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