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Distance Half Marathon
Price £35 per entry
Location Birmingham City Centre
Date 15 October 2017
Age 17 years old and over

Great Birmingham Run

The Great Birmingham Run is now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK, as the city comes alive with thousands of runners pounding the streets as they tick off 13.1 miles, encouraged by on course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.

If you're looking for a bigger challenge then why not take part in our brand new Birmingham International Marathon, which also takes place on Sunday 15 October 2017?
(Provisional start times - Marathon 09.30, Half 13.30)


Photos

Our friends at Marathon Photos would like to offer you an exclusive offer on your 2016 Great Birmingham Run photos for a limited period of time.

  • Week one (up until midnight on Sunday 23 October) - you will receive 30% off download photos
  • Week two (Monday 24 October until midnight on Sunday 30 October) - you will receive 20% off download photos
  • Week three (Monday 31 October until midnight on Sunday 6 November) - you will receive 10% off download photos

You can find your photos by searching by 'surname' or 'run number', click here >

Marathon Photos would also like to share a digital summary of your day, which you can find on the following MyPace link >

Special offer

The Course

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

Entertainment on the course

The Great Birmingham Run will take runners from the iconic City Centre backdrop south towards the world famous cricketing arena of Edgbaston and on to Bournville, the home of Cadbury World. As well as the fantastic sights and support from the locals there will be some upbeat musicians and bands to keep you going along the route.

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:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 37.00
10 mile 51.00 62.00
Half M 69.00 82.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.47.00

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

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

EUROPEAN ONLY
  Men Women
1 £1500.00 £1500.00
2 £1250.00 £1250.00
3 £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 andy.nixon@thegreatruncompany.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. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Prize Structure

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