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Great Birmingham 10K

Entries for the 2017 Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 30 April are now open!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2016 event, you'll be able to find your results here > 

Why not take on your next running challenge this autumn at the Great Birmingham Run half marathon, on Sunday 16 October 2016?

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.

Stay hydrated when you run
You can find water at the start areas and a water station at approximately 4/4.5k near Edbaston Cricket Ground. There will also be water available at the finish and in your finisher's pack.

There is plenty of water for all runners but please remember the following key tips which will help those behind you:

  • Be prepared for the water stations – these will be signed in advance, so make sure you are ready to take a bottle and be careful of other runners around you!
  • Please take only 1 bottle from the feed stations – be considerate of the runners behind you!
  • When you have finished with your drink discard your bottle to the kerb edge or beyond – look where you are discarding your bottle before you do it and try and keep it from the running carriageway.

KM markers
Every km on the route will be identified by large signs at the side of the road giving you a clear indication as to how far into your run you are!

Slower paced participants
The Police, Local Authority and the people of Birmingham are extremely supportive of the event but we do need to reopen roads to a set time plan. There will be a vehicle at the rear of the field which will follow the last runners and the walking wave. This vehicle will move at 15 minute per KM pace. If you are passed by this vehicle then you will be asked to finish the event using the footpaths. Depending on where you are on the route you may be asked to move to the pavement or may be required to deviate from the course in order to cross large trunk roads. There will be a sweep vehicle at the rear of the event which can relocate slow runners to the finish area on Broad St.

Don’t worry the finish line and the finish system will remain in place so that everyone gets to cross the line and gets a run time and finisher souvenirs!

Medical support
Medical cover will be available across the event. At the start (Jennens Rd) where runners will be assembling, on course at intervals along the route and at the finish area where a main medical facility will be located off Broad Street close to the finish line itself. Please ensure that you fill out the details on the reverse of your run number before event day, this info is valuable to medics in cases of emergency.

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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