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Great Birmingham Run

The 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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The Course

2015 Course TBC

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: www.visitbirmingham.com.

About Birmingham

Elites

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

DistanceMenWomen
10km32.0037.00
10 mile53.0062.00
Half M69.3082.00
Marathon2.28.002.48.00

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

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

*British athletes can collect both prize structures.

OVERALLBRITISH ONLY
 MenWomen MenWomen
1$500.00$500.001$1500.00$1500.00
2$300.00$300.002$1000.00$1000.00
3$200.00$200.003$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 andrew.nixon@nova-international.com 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.

Prize Structure