Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run

The Run

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

Important Event Update

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Run due to take place on Sunday 10 October.

We know our runners will be disappointed and we are too. Unfortunately, despite the lifting of restrictions this week, we are still required to deliver safe events that are designed to minimise covid transmission amongst participants and spectators. The impact of these changes would be an event that doesn’t meet our own high standards and we don’t think it would be one that runners would like to take part in.

We have therefore decided to postpone this year’s event and instead stage the Junior and Mini events in May 2022, alongside the 10k and half marathon. This postponement allows us to deliver a much better event next Spring than we could in October, and we thank Birmingham City Council for their support in this difficult decision. 

We’re sorry that we have to do this, but we hope everyone understands the decision.

We will offer all Junior & Mini entrants a full refund. You don’t need to do anything to claim this, we will process it automatically to the card you paid on.  The refund will be your full cost of entry.
Please note, this refund will be processed over the coming weeks. It will take us a little while to process refunds, so we ask you to bear with us during this time whilst we process your refund.

Thank you for your understanding.
The Great Run Team

Event Info

High fives and encouragement? A buzzing atmosphere and a medal and goodies as your finishers reward? The Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run has it all.
Let your budding athlete experience a finish line feeling that will inspire a life long love of being active!

The Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run will be back in 2022.

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Mini entrants (3-8 yrs) must run with a parent, each child should be entered into the event.

Junior entrants 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.

Parents, please note. Don’t use your own Great Run login to enter children – this has your name and date of birth associated with it. Use their existing login (if they’ve taken part before) or follow the link to register and create a unique username and password for them.

You can use your own email address as the contact address to receive updates from us ahead of the event.

The Reward

Soak up the atmosphere, run your heart out and show the grown ups what you are made of, then wear your medal with pride!

What You Get

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

  • 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.
The Family Run was the perfect opportunity for Ellie and her little brother to get involved. And have some fun while they raised money for a good cause.
Jenny Payne
The children absolutely loved the event, it's a great way for the whole family to get involved in fundraising and fitness.
Lorna Cook
It's a run with such a buzzing atmosphere and I am so glad that the kids were able to be a part of it.
Mark Evans
My daughter is such an active girl and she loved taking part. I just knew it was something that she would love to get involved in.
Shelley Reid


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Browse the full range at the Great Run Shop.

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