Distance: 10K
Date: 26.05.2019
Minimum age: 15 years old and over
Entry Price: £28 per entry

Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K

If you’re already entered, read on for all the information you’ll need for the big day. Your run number will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before and we’ll be in touch by email to keep you up to date with everything you need to know. In the meantime if you have any questions just get in touch with our customer services team, who will be happy to help. Click here to download the course map (interactive map coming soon).

The 2019 Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k has two start lines - both on Colmore Row, either side of its junction with Bennetts Hill. Depending on which side of Colmore Row participants start they will assemble along Waterloo Street and Victoria Square or towards Birmingham Cathedral.

The route then follows Bennetts Hill and turns left on to New Street, crossing Corporation Street alongside the Apple store, the stunning grade II-listed building built in 1869 as the head office of the Midland Bank.

After passing the Rotunda and Bullring, runners will see the brand new Primark Pavillions development on High Street, due to open in April with the world's biggest Primark store, among other new retail and leisure attractions. 

Runners will also go past Birmingham Children's Hospital - which will have hundreds of people taking part in the 10k raising funds on its behalf - before leaving the city centre to continue along the A34, where bands and live music will motivate those taking part, and a grandstand finish back in the city centre at Aston University.

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 a drink station 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 2019 event day timetable:

09:00 Information point and baggage facility opens 
10:00 Warm-up starts
10:12 Start of the ENGLISH MASTERS WAVE
10.15 Start of the FAST-PACED WAVE
10:21 Start of the ORANGE WAVE
10:27 Start of the WHITE WAVE
10:33 Start of the BLUE WAVE
10:39 Start of the GREEN WAVE
10:45 Start of the PINK WAVE

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

Train & Prepare make the most
of life

Simplyhealth is supporting you every step of the way. From expert training, nutrition and injury prevention advice on Simplyhealth train and prepare; through to our new stretch zone at the finish line and beyond, to post-event recovery.

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


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