AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run

SaverPrice £29
StandardPrice £31
Half Marathon
SaverPrice £39
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. 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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Free Great Run Series Event Day Tracking App

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Run number personalised with your name

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

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

2023 Highlights

Event Timetable: 5 May 2024

Please note: Provisional timetable is subject to change.

Event site open
Half Marathon and 10k waves start
Christmas Acc Event Page 1

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: 2023 route shown. Course may be subject to change.

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 a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.

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 finisher’s bag filled with goodies.

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


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Join our team of everyday heroes raising millions for charity. Choose your worthy cause or be inspired below.

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Charity places go quickly, so snap up a spot early or see what’s still available. Your run makes such a difference.

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Great Birmingham Run

Mind is delighted to be the official charity of the AJ Bell Great run series this year.
We’re Mind. We’re here to fight for mental health. We produce trusted information all about mental health problems. We support people through our helplines and online Side by Side community. We campaign with the government to get a better deal on mental health. And we speak out when something isn’t right, demanding mental health support respects our rights. There’s so much we do – and we couldn’t do it without you, so 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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Every 14 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer! Founded in 2003, Cure Leukaemia works with the sole aim of eradicating blood cancer within a generation by funding the Trials Acceleration programme (TAP) across 12 specialist centres across the UK. The TAP network allows patients to be connected with world-class and potentially lifesaving treatment that would otherwise not be available to them through standard care.

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Birmingham Hospice (formerly know as Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices) provides expert palliative and end of life care to people and their families living with life-limiting illnesses. Offering personalised support at home, in local communities or at the hospices, we help people across Birmingham and Sandwell to live well with their illness, right up to the very end of life.

We couldn’t raise vital funds without the generosity of people like you – your support really does make such an incredible difference. We look forward to welcoming you to our team. For more information call 0121 472 1191 or email events@birminghamhospice.org.uk

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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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The Stroke Association are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible. There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes. We believe in life after stroke and rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. With your support, together we can conquer stroke. and prevent stroke.

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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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