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Running Comes Home To Birmingham For City's Big Weekend Running came home to Birmingham after the city’s biggest ever weekend of activity saw world records broken and over 20,000 people take to the streets for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run and first-ever Birmingham International Marathon. Birmingham Set For Biggest Weekend Of Running Thousands of participants of all ages and abilities are preparing to visit Birmingham for the city’s biggest ever weekend of running 106 Year Old Fauja Singh to Start Birmingham Marathon The world’s oldest marathon runner will be one of the honorary starters at the first-ever Birmingham International Marathon on Sunday, October 15. 500 PLACES LEFT IN SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN Don't miss out. Enter before 10:00 on Thursday 5 October to receive your run pack in the post. Gareth's Marathon Challenge To Include Birmingham Gareth Hughes will tackle 31 marathons in 31 consecutive days in September and October to raise money for special needs charities in his home county of Cheshire and in Gwent, where he works Look Out For 7ft Peppa Pig At the Great Birmingham Run What would Daddy Pig say? A Midlands charity fundraiser has revealed how he plans to stand out from the crowd at next month’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run. Mayor's Movers to Take on Great Birmingham Run On Sunday October 15th eleven members of the West Midlands Combined Authority including Mayor of the West Midlands Mayor Andy Street CBE will be taking on the 13.1mile Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. Birmingham International Marathon T-Shirt Revealed The t-shirt for the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon has been revealed - and there's a story behind the design Foster's Delight At Birmingham Commonwealth Selection Athletics legend Brendan Foster has expressed his delight that Birmingham has been chosen as the UK’s candidate city to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 Safari Park Workers Take On Half Marathon Challenge A team of first-time runners will take on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run to raise money for wildlife charities