AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run

Start 8:45 am

The AJ Bell Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Run sees our smallest Brummie runners (aged 3-8) take on a 1.5km dash, while Junior runners (aged 9-15) tackle a supercharged 2.5km sprint. With a city centre start and finish and the same distinctive carnival atmosphere as the main event, Birmingham’s next generation of athletes will be off to a flying start.

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Mini entrants (3-8 yrs) must run with a parent, each child should be entered into the event. Junior entrants (9+) do not need to be accompanied by an adult although this can be requested upon entry if required, each child should be entered into the event. 

What makes it great?

Safe and secure route on closed roads

Plenty of cheers and high fives from local supporters

T-shirt for kids to run in and a shiny finisher's medal

On course entertainment including bands on the run

Lots of photo opportunities including official event photos to purchase

Unforgettable finish line experience

Event village with exhibitors, food and drinks to enjoy post-run

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This year’s theme is ‘Finding Your Superpower’ so don’t forget to get your best super hero fancy dress prepared to wear on Sunday.

If you’re planning on being a superstar spectator on Sunday, we want to see who you’re cheering on and your encouraging messages of support. Download our spectator signs, print them out, colour them in and bring them along on race day. We’ll be looking out for the best ones!

The BEST run ever! Family affair this time with my sone taking part too, PB's for both of us!
The atmosphere was amazing and the volunteers were really enthusiastic and helpful.
A gorgeous event to be a part of for the whole family. Loved it all!
Lovely memories made by completing this event and running with my child, both of us enjoyed it.
Brilliant. Such an opportunity for children to get involved in running and enjoy a sport all together.
What a fantastic day, thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who made today possible.

Route Map

Please note: Route may be subject to change. The Junior & Mini event starts and finishes in Smithfield.

The Route

What You Get

On top of lots of high fives and cheering supporters and an incredible sense of achievement, all runners will get:

  • A t-shirt to run in and a shiny medal to show to all of your friends
  • Spot prizes for best fancy dress
  • Edible treats when you cross the finish line
  • A safe, secure and fun filled route
  • Bragging rights of being part of the biggest and best kids running events.

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