When you cross the finish line please don’t stop immediately – there is a little way to walk before you can have a well-earned rest! You will be glad to know that you can walk once you cross the finish line, but please keep moving and follow the instructions of the Great Run marshals who will direct you to the finisher’s area.
There is no need to stop and remove your timing chip – as you know this is on the reverse of your run number and is disposable, therefore, please carry on through the finish system. Please dispose of your run number responsibly after the event.
Next on the agenda is a well-earned drink of water! Please keep moving through the finish system where marshals will direct you to your finisher’s pack; inside you will find a bottle of Aqua Pura water.
Finishers’ packs will be sorted by T- shirt size. Please take a pack with the T-shirt size you specified when you entered the event. You’ve worked hard so enjoy the goodies inside, including edible items, Lucozade Sport and that all important souvenir medal.
Meeting friends and family
Family and friends will be able to wait for runners on Broad Street or in Centenary Square. Flying banners will be positioned along Broad Street on the route towards Centenary Square. Please wait for your friends and family next to the flying banner that has the letter which corresponds to the first letter of the runner’s surname. For example, runner John Smith’s family/friends would wait for him underneath the banner that shows the letter “S.” Please remember that not everyone can stand at the finish line or at the end of the finish system so please arrange with your friends and family to meet them in the family reunion area or elsewhere in the city.
As the event starts and finishes within Birmingham City Centre there are plenty of food and drink outlets to cater for runners and spectators alike. Remember that a lot of these retailers will work Sunday trading hours.
If you have used the baggage bus system you can reclaim your possessions from the buses parked on Holliday Street, by following the signs. Buses are colour and number coded so please remember which number bus you put your bags on.
• Only those who show their run number will be given access
• On leaving the vehicle stewards will ask to see your run number and the baggage label number to verify you have the correct item
All results will be available at greatrun.org/results as soon as possible following the event.
Our official photographers will be at the event to capture all of the action. Visit greatrun.org/photos in the days following the run to see if there are any snaps of you.
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