Great Birmingham Run
Run Your City
Celebrate everything that’s incredible about Birmingham with us in 2022.
Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great Birmingham Run this year and kick-start Birmingham’s summer of sport. Be a trailblazer and run the route that the world’s elite will follow, starting in the heart of the city and passing iconic city landmarks including the Bullring, Edgbaston, Cannon Hill Park, and Digbeth.
It’s a run for everyone, of all ages and abilities, whether it’s your first 10k or your 50th half marathon. An inclusive celebration of Brummy running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping. The city comes alive on Great Birmingham Run weekend.
We support you from the get-go with training plans & advice, race day prep and motivation every step of the way. We roar you across the finish line and applaud your success in the event village. It’s an event day experience like no other.
Great Birmingham Run entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) and 17+ (Half marathon) on the day of the event.
If you have any queries about Great Run events, see our FAQ section here.
If you rolled over your 2020 or 2021 Great Birmingham Run entry, then your 2022 place is already secured.
We will communicate with all rollover entrants by email on 3 November. If you rolled over your entry and did not receive an email, or you are unsure as to whether you rolled over your entry, please contact us here.
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The 10k route starts in the city centre and takes runners past the iconic Bullring, and out along Pershore Road to the beautiful Cannon Hill Park which marks the half way point – runners then loop round the world famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground and past Calthorpe Park, before a final section through Digbeth before the grandstand city centre finish.
The Half marathon route follows the 10k route out along Pershore Road, turning right through Selly Park before heading out towards Bourneville which marks the half way point – then joins the 10k route at Cannon Hill Park, passing Edgbaston, Calthorpe Park on the homestretch into the city centre for the grandstand finish.
Please note course may be subject to change.
The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great Birmingham Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.
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What You Get
Before the event
We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…
- Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip
- Access to training plans to keep you on track
- Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors
- Support and advice all the way up to event day
- Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving
- A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey
On Event Day
Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…
- Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route
- Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)
- Closed roads offering a safe running environment
- Food and drink options to refuel
- A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies (2021 medals pictured)
- Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance
- A huge round of applause as you cross the finish
After the Event
Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…
- Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
- Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
- Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.
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