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Distance Half Marathon
Price £36.00 per entry
Location Birmingham City Centre
Date 14 October 2018
Age 17 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run

Entries for the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run half marathon are now open! 

The Simplyhealth 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.

It's the perfect opportunity to get the whole family involved in the city's biggest weekend of running with the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Run due to take place on Saturday 13 October at Alexander Stadium. Sign up to the reminder service now to be the first to find out when entries will become available. 

If you're really looking to challenge yourself in 2018, why not make 26.2 your lucky number and take on the Birmingham International Marathon. Taking place on the same day as the half marathon. 

The Course


Please note: this is the 2017 course and subject to change.

Great Run Local

Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!

GRL Ley Hill: Every Saturday, 9:30am
Holloway Hall Community Centre, Hohlloway, Ley Hill, Birmingham, B31 1TT

GRL The Vale: Every Sunday, 10:30am
University of Birmingham, The Vale Campus, Mason Way, Birmingham, B15 3SX

We are always looking to increase local running opportunities. If you know of any potential venues that could make great running locations and are interested in getting a weekly event off the ground, please contact us at


Great Run Local

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