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Distance 10K
Price £26 per entry
Location Birmingham City Centre
Date 30 April 2017
Age 15 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K

If music is your motivator, the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k is the perfect event for you.  Strut your stuff across the start line to the most popular tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or present day, then hit the streets to your favourite music for an electric party atmosphere that will keep you going as you walk, jog, run – or even dance - all the way from the start to your well-deserved finisher’s pack!

A perfect training event for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run half marathon or the brand new Birmingham International Marathon, both taking place on Sunday 15 October.
(Provisional start times - Marathon 09.30, Half 13.30)

The Course

Starting on Jennens Rd, close to Millennium Point and Thinktank, the route heads downhill, through Digbeth before heading out along Pershore Road to the furthest turn point at Cannon Hill Park. The route winds through the park and then crosses the road to Edgbaston Cricket Ground where the route takes in a lap of the stadium. After returning back along Pershore Rd the route passes Selfridges and the Bullring Shopping Centre before a short uphill section back to Jennens Rd. The final fast and flat section is downhill to the finish line on Curzon St, outside of Millennium Point.

Having crossed the finish line, participants will be able to relax and meet up with friends and family in the event village.

There will be support along the way, including drinks stations and bands on the run not to mention the encouragement of thousands of supporters and spectators lining the route.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.


Please see below for the provisional 2017 event day timetable:

09:00 Information point and baggage facility opens 
10:47 ORANGE wave/today's music/challenger wave warm-up starts
11:00 START of challenger wave 
11:10 START of ORANGE wave - today's music
11:15 WHITE wave warm-up - 90's music
11:25 START of WHITE wave - 90's music
11:30 GREEN wave warm-up - 80's music
11:40 START of GREEN wave - 80's music
11:45 PINK wave & walkers warm-up - 70's music
11:55 START of PINK wave & walkers - 70's music

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Event location

As the UK’s second biggest city, Birmingham has all the ingredients for a fantastic weekend. Take a trip to the Balti Triangle for a tasty curry, or check out the National Exhibition Centre for the latest line up of shows, which could include anything from Crufts to Beyonce!

If you're a keen shopper Birmingham is the place to be. With a selection of some of the UK’s best shops covering the city you won’t be short on choice.

Birmingham boasts a number of other iconic tourist hot spots, suitable for all the family, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Bullring and the world-famous Cadbury World.

For more ideas on things to do in Birmingham you can go to:

About Birmingham

Birmingham has a huge selection of places to stay to suit all budgets and tastes. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the location of the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k, research your travel options and make sure you choose somewhere suitable that will allow you to get to the start line in plenty of time.

If you are making a weekend of it in the nation’s second largest city then go to