AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run

10k
EarlybirdOffer £29
FinalEntries £35
Half Marathon
EarlybirdOffer £39
FinalEntries £45
Start 9:30 am

The AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is back on 4 May 2025. Enter now and save with our EARLYBIRD Offer for a limited time.

This year’s event was a complete sell-out, so get in early to secure your place on the start line, and bag yourself a saving!

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. Earlybird offer for a limited time only. A booking fee (£2.50 per entry) is applied at checkout.

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What Makes it Great?

£10 off Your Next Great Run If You Refer a Friend

Free Event Day Tracking App

Access to Great Run Training Plans & Support

Access to Exclusive Discounts When You Sign up to a Great Run Event

Music and Entertainment at Every Kilometre

Run Number Personalised With Your Name

Finisher Goodies, Bespoke Medal and (Optional) Finisher T-Shirt

2024 Highlights

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Event Timetable: 4 May 2025

Please note: Timetable is subject to change.

08:00
Information point open
09:30
Half marathon and 10k waves start
Brooks Ghost Banners

Training Advice

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Know what to expect – your Great Birmingham Run route

‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,’ said Alexander Pope, but we’d have to disagree. Here at Great Run, we think a little knowledge is exactly what you need to take your run from good to great. Doing your mental prep and knowing your route inside out – from… Read More.

Keep the post-run celebrations going in Birmingham

It’s impossible to describe that finish line feeling until you’ve experienced it for yourself. But one thing’s for sure: once you’ve reached the end of the AJ Bell Great Birmingham 10k or half marathon running challenge, you’re going to want to celebrate your incredible achievement. Of course, your first… Read More.

A runner’s guide to tapering

The idea of tapering – decreasing your training load in the week or two leading up to a big running event – might sound counter-intuitive, but in this case less really is more. And just about every running authority out there stresses the importance of tapering as a vital part… Read More.

5 Great Tips for Great Run Fundraising

If you’re taking part in a Great Run event for charity this year, then you’re going to want to raise as much money as possible to support your cause. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our official online fundraising partner, Enthuse to share five quick and easy tips you… Read More.

What to do the night before your Great Run

The countdown has begun – your moment of glory is fast-approaching. In just a few hours, you’ll be lining up with thousands of others ready to cross that start line and give it your all. Feeling a little bit nervous? Never fear – give those pre-race nerves the heave-ho with… 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.

2025 Updates

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The Course

Please note: 2023 course shown. Route is subject to change.

10k Route
HM Route

2024 Finisher Medals

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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

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Choose a Charity

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

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

We like to think we know a little about raising money for good causes - let us share our top tips with you.
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Great Birmingham Run
Charities

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
Christ Covenant Church
Cure Leukaemia
Groundwork UK
Leon’s Legacy
Motor Neurone Disease Assocation
Mybnk
NICE – Centre for Movement Disorders
PoTS UK
Pseudomyxoma Survivor
PTSD UK
Royal Orthopaedic Charity
Safe Families for Children
SafeLives
Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK
St Basil’s
St Giles Hospice
Stroke Association
Team Mikayla
The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation
The Oddballs Foundation
The Quilter Foundation
The Urology 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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