Following today’s Great Birmingham Run we apologise to everyone who had their event day experience affected by the reduced distance of the course.

This morning we were advised of a suspicious vehicle in the Cannon Hill Park area of the route.

Your safety is our number one priority and after consultation with the police we altered the route to avoid Cannon Hill Park and Edgbaston.

A decision, again in consultation with the police, was made to progress with the event over the reduced distance and we can assure participants and spectators that their safety was not compromised at any point.

At a later point in the day the vehicle was subsequently declared as safe. We’ll be in direct contact with all participants in the coming days, thanks for your understanding.


Great Birmingham Run

Well done to every single person who took part in this year’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run – you’re all amazing! Entries for next year’s event on Sunday 11 October 2020 are now open, and if you enter before 10am Monday 21 October 2019 you’ll get the early bird offer of 20% off the entry price.

What you get

  • Exclusive medal and t-shirt
  • Goodie-filled finisher’s pack
  • Timing chip for accurate results
  • Free training and advice
  • Security of closed roads
  • Incredible on-course support

What our runners said