Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run

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 need any help just get in touch with our customer services team.


Event downloads

Download all of the information you need ahead of event day.

The course



 

Please note: This is subject to change. For a downloadable version of the new, improved route for 2018 click here

Elevation profile

See the course elevation profile

Timetable

Please see below for the 2018 event day timetable:

Time Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run - Sunday 14 October
09:00 Information points open (located on Broad Street near the start and Aston University near the finish)
09:30 Start assembly area opens - Simplyhealth Junior Great Birmingham Run
09:30 Start assembly area opens - Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run
10:00 Start of the Simplyhealth Junior Great Birmingham Run
10:15 Start assembly area opens - Simplyhealth Mini Great Birmingham Run
10:20 Warm up for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run Orange and White waves
10:30 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (Orange wave)
10:43 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (White wave)
10:45 Start of the Simplyhealth Mini Great Birmingham Run
10:49 Warm up for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run Green and Pink waves
10:57 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (Green wave)
11:05 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (Pink wave)

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

Elite and Club Runners

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run must meet one of the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2016.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC/ road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered free elite entry.

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email elite@greatrun.org with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite Management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Entry Criteria

Prize money is available for Britsth athletes at this event 

Position Women  Men
1st  £200 + entry in 2019 event £200 + entry in 2019 event
2nd  £100 + entry in 2019 event £100 + entry in 2019 event
3rd  £50 + entry in 2019 event £50 + entry in 2019 event
4th  6 month Athletics Weekly Sub 6 month Athletics Weekly Sub
5th  6 month Athletics Weekly Sub 6 month Athletics Weekly Sub
Prize Structure

The Great Run Club Challenge is open to UK athletics and running clubs affiliated to their home country athletics association.  Athletes must be registered club members (checks will be made).

Scoring: Four women + Four men.   Winner will be the team with the lowest combined finish time.   Clubs are encouraged to enter as many athletes as possible (athletes must indicate that they are a club member on the online entry form, drop down box).  The first 4 men and first 4 women will be counted

Position Club Team
1st  £400 + 8 entries into 2019 event
2nd  8 free entries into 2019 event

 

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