AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run

StandardPrice £31
Half Marathon
StandardPrice £41
Start 9:30 am

The AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is the Midlands’ biggest and best running event. Thousands of Brummies pound the streets every year to rise to the challenge of either the Birmingham half marathon or the 10K, with plenty of participants raising cash for good causes. Starting & finishing in the heart of the city, soak up the incredible atmosphere, high-five your way along the course, experience your finish line moment and bask in the glory of your achievement. There’s everything you’d expect from a Great Run – notorious start line hype, top en-route entertainment and an event village that feels more like an after-party – but the carnival atmosphere and the passion and spirit of the runners is all Birmingham.

AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) and 17+ (Half marathon) on the day of the event. A booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout.

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What Makes it Great?

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Free Great Run Series Event Day Tracking App

Free Training Plans and Support Up To Event Day

Exclusive discounts when you sign up to a Great Run event

Run number personalised with your name

Bespoke Medal, (Optional) T-Shirt and Finishers' Pack

Start Line DJ, On-Course Music Zones and Event Village

Power of Running

We believe in the Power of Running. For Great Run series ambassador and elite athlete, Eilish McColgan, running has always been a part of her life, and the Great Run events have been a proud part of her journey.

Everyone who signs up for the AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is a runner, regardless of finish time, and everyone has their reason for running. In our Power of Running campaign, we are bringing to life some of the amazing stories behind the tens of thousands of runners who line up on the start line each year. Tell us about your running story, and you could be featured in our campaign.

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Event Timetable: 5 May 2024

Please note: Provisional timetable is subject to change.

Information point open (Centenary Square)
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Green half marathon and 10k waves start
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Training Advice

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Running with heart – find a running club in Birmingham

Birmingham is a city that runs with its whole heart. Anyone who’s ever taken part in the AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run will back us up: you can feel the love all the way from start to finish. So it’s hardly a surprise that it’s also a great city… Read More.

Best running routes for Brummie runners

If your training for the AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is well underway but you’re tired of the same old routes, we’re here to help. Whether you’re into urban flavour or prefer green spaces, we’ve teamed up with our on-the-ground running team, Run of a Kind to bring you… Read More.

Running pace: what’s ‘good’, what’s ‘bad’ and does it even matter?

“What pace should I be running at?” “What’s a good running pace?” “What’s the average time for a half marathon?” If you’ve ever typed these words into Google wondering whether your pace is ‘good enough’, you’re not alone. Even if you started running purely as a way of feeling fitter… Read More.

How to train for a half marathon

Congratulations – you’ve taken a big step and committed to a half marathon. You’re in good company – half marathons are a popular distance event, and make a perfect next goal to aim for after hitting your 10k stride. There’s no doubt that running 13.1 miles is a challenge, so… Read More.

How long does it take to train for a 10k?

If you’ve signed up for a 10k, huge congratulations. 10ks are the most popular event distance in the UK and make a great step up challenge-wise from a 5k. If you haven’t been well and truly bitten by the running bug, you soon will be…! One of the most daunting… Read More.


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The Course

10k Route
HM Route

Please note: Course may be subject to change.

Road Closures

There will be a rolling programme of road closures on event day starting from Pershore Road at 4am. Please click on the link below to view a full list of roads and timings. All roads should be reopened by 5pm. Please plan your journey in advance, and allow for additional time as the road network will be busy.

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What You Get

We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events. You can choose to forgo a finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Find out more here. We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be approx. £20,000.

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the forseeable, but you’ll also get:

The Medal

A shiny new, Great Birmingham Run medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a tasty treat after your amazing achievement.

The Photos

Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!

The App

Event day tracking and results ready to view on the app shortly after you cross the finish line.

The Discounts

Access to exclusive runners only discounts and offers via the Great Run Rewards platform.

Run for Charity


Choose a Charity

Join our team of everyday heroes raising millions for charity. Choose your worthy cause from the list below.
List of Charities

Sign up for a slot

Secure a place with your chosen charity by visiting their website and signing up. Your run makes such a difference.

Start Fundraising

Once you’ve secured your place, start fundraising by setting up a page with Enthuse – and watch the money roll in.
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Fundraising Tips

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Great Birmingham Run

British Heart Foundation is the official charity of the AJ Bell Great Run series this year and we could not be more proud.

When you run for BHF, you can help us achieve our vision of a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. You run for the people you love. You run to help us fund lifesaving research and support people affected by heart and circulatory diseases. You run to help keep families together for longer.

It’s because of you, BHF-funded research is possible. Together, we can make the impossible possible. Thank you.

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Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.

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The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let’s make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.

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By 2025, there will be 1 million people in the UK living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society are there for everyone living with dementia and their loves ones – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We campaign for change, fund life-changing research and give help and hope to those living with dementia. Join team Alzheimer’s Society today.

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At Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, we believe there’s always more we can do for our sick kids and that’s why we will always strive to do more for our patients and families. Thanks to kind and generous supporters like you, we are able to raise the vital funds needed to make a real difference to all who use our hospital’s services, offering them the best experience possible.

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At Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity, we are passionate about improving patient experience for all the women and families at our hospital.  Thanks to kind and generous supporters like you, we are striving to provide our patients with a service over and above what the hospital alone can deliver.

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Around 2.5 million people are living with cancer in the UK. By 2040, this figure will rise to 5.3 million. With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen. For more details email running@macmillan.org.uk, call 0300 1000 200 or visit our website.

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Every year Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity supports more than a million patients and almost 12 thousand staff. From the moment life begins, we’re here for every patient – including children with cancer, transplant patients and those who need lifesaving care. The QE is a centre of excellence and has the largest single-floor critical care department in Europe, is home to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, and is one of only six solid-organ transplant centres in the country. It treats children and young adults going through cancer and is also home to Fisher House, a home away from home for military patients and their families to use whilst their loved one is being treated at the hospital.


Solihull Hospital Charity and Community Services supports more than 300 thousand patients and more than a thousand staff. From the moment life begins, we’re here for every patient, from newborn babies right the way up to specialist care for older people. Solihull Hospital is also home to the Solihull Haematology and Oncology Day Unit treating patients going through cancer.


Good Hope Hospital Charity supports 500 thousand patients and more than two and half thousand staff. We support patients including premature babies, cancer patients and the elderly with dementia. The hospital is home to the Midwifery Led Unit which offers a beautifully, calm space for new mothers to have their babies.


Heartlands Hospital Charity supports almost 700 thousand patients and almost 8 thousand staff. We support patients from premature babies to elderly patients with dementia and those who need lifesaving care. The hospital is home to The Princess of Wales Maternity Unit, whose Neonatal Unit offers specialist care for premature and poorly babies from across the Midlands and beyond.

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Other Charities

Action Tutoring
Albion Foundation
Aston Villa Foundation
Birmingham Hospice
Cure Leukaemia
Groundwork UK
Leon’s Legacy
Motor Neurone Disease Assocation
NICE – Centre for Movement Disorders
Pseudomyxoma Survivor
Royal Orthopaedic Charity
Safe Families for Children
Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK
St Basil’s
St Giles Hospice
Stroke Association
Team Mikayla
The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation
The Oddballs Foundation
The Quilter Foundation

AJ Bell Junior & Mini
Great Birmingham Run

It’s fun to run, and running with friends and family is even better!
The Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run is a brilliant introduction to running events for kids.

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