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Morrisons Great Birmingham Run

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

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

The course takes in some of the city's most iconic sights including the Bullring, the Cadbury World 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.

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Enter the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run


Please see below for the 2015 event day timetable:

Time Morrisons Great Birmingham Run - Sunday 18 October
07:30 Baggage services, information point and Charity Village opens
09:00 Start assembly area opens
09:58 Warm up for orange and white waves
10:10 Elite men, elite women and orange wave start
10:29 White wave starts
10:40 Warm up starts for green and pink waves
10:48 Green wave starts
11:07 Pink wave starts

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

The Course

The 2015 Morrisons Great Birmingham Run half marathon course will see thousands of runners take their place on the start line on Jennens Road.  From here the route will take them on a 13.1 mile tour of the city, passing iconic buildings such as the Bullring, Edgbaston Cricket Ground and Cadbury World in Bournville.  After taking on the infamous hill at around mile 11, all runners will then head down Broad Street to cross the finish line to the sound of applause from thousands of supporters.  With entertainment, bands on the run, water stations, and charity cheering points around the course, this half marathon certainly doesn’t lack in atmosphere!

The course may be subject to change in the lead up to event day.

Course Map

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


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