Great Birmingham 10K

Entries for next year’s Great Birmingham 10k, on Sunday 31 May are now open. The event will be staged on an exciting new course incorporating the historic heart of Birmingham and world-famous heritage sites, starting near the much-loved Hippodrome theatre in Southside. Runners will be taken through the Jewellery Quarter and past the Mailbox before it reaches its grandstand finish at Victoria Square and Colmore Row.

 



The run numbers will start to arrive with participants approx. 2 weeks prior to the event weekend. They are posted to the address that you entered when you registered for the event. 

We are unable to send run numbers outside of the UK as we cannot guarantee their safe delivery. We will make them available for collection from our information marquee. 

This is your unique number, so only you must wear it on the day. 

Your timing chip is attached to the back of your run number, do not remove or cover the chip (with a jacket, bum bag etc.) as this will affect the accuracy of your time. 

The chip will automatically record the time, so you don’t need to do anything. Your chip doesn’t need to be returned at the end of the run. 

You don’t need to register on the day, once you’ve filled in the back of the run number and attached it to your front (with safety pins) you are good to go, you can go straight to the start assembly area for your start time.

Please see below for the 2019 event day timetable for reference, the 2020 timetable is TBC:

Time  
09:00 Information point and baggage facility opens 
10:00 Warm-up starts
10:10 Start of the ENGLISH MASTERS WAVE & FAST PACED WAVE
10.14 Start of the ORANGE WAVE
10:20 Start of the WHITE WAVE
10:26 Start of the RED WAVE
10:32 Start of the GREEN WAVE 
10:38 Start of the PINK WAVE

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

We recommend arriving ready to run and leaving any valuables with family or friends. However, if this is not possible participants will be able to leave bags in the baggage-drop area. 

Remove the baggage label (which is attached to your run number), fill in the details and secure the label your bag before leaving them in the baggage area.

 

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: www.visitbirmingham.com.

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 Simplyhealth 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  www.visitbirmingham.com/where-to-stay

Accommodation

Great People, Great Community, Great Run Local. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to train or want to continue your Great Run experience, join friendly runners and volunteers at our weekly 2k & 5k runs! Register for your wristband or free card to join in the fun.

EVENTS NEAR YOU

Ley Hill: Every Saturday, 9:30am

The Vale: Every Sunday, 10:30am

Edgbaston: Every Sunday, 9:30am


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Great Run Local

Results from your run can be found by clicking here. Make sure the correct event is highlighted and then you can search by your run number or surname.

Visit the photo section of the website in the days following the run to view your event snaps. You can also download your Free Certificate from this page.

Our official photographers are Marathon Photos.