Batman and Robin.
Tom and Jerry.
Mario and Luigi.
Just some of the popular costumes on our start lines and some great fancy dress ideas for your next challenge with your running buddy. We've come up with the running duo events you don't want to miss in 2019. So grab your friend, sign up and get thinking of your running outfits!
If you live in or around Birmingham and you’re a keen runner, you’d be mad to miss the two running events on offer. And yes, they’re actually on offer; you can save yourself £10 on your entry fee when you enter the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k and half marathon in 2019.
The 10k takes place on Bank Holiday weekend in May with the half marathon following in mid October so it’s the perfect opportunity to work on your training in between. See how you go at the 10k, then put yourself to the test and double the distance four and a half months later.
Birmingham is going through some major changes and with so much to offer, running around the streets and communities of the city, it’s great to explore and get your well-deserved t-shirt and medal at the end.
Show Birmingham what you're made of.
Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k
Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run
SUMMER 10K AND THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HALF MARATHON
If you’re one of the lucky ones who’s grabbed a place in the Simplyhealth Great North Run ballot, you might already be looking into your training and making a plan of action to get that half marathon PB, or even take on your first ever event.
If you’re a North East local, or you want to sample a Geordie weekend ahead of the big day, why not venture to Gateshead for the Simplyhealth Great North 10k on Sunday 7 July. It is 9 weeks before your half marathon, so provides a great stepping stone to the longer distance. The route takes you along the River Tyne and underneath the iconic Tyne Bridge, so this really is a perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for the big one in September. Test out your new trainers, run with a group of friends or simply use it as a confidence booster.
Sign me up to Simplyhealth Great North 10k
Run for charity in Simplyhealth Great North Run
THE BRISTOL DOUBLE
If you’ve never been to Bristol, then get it on your running tourism list - because we’ve got events with a view. The 10k takes place this Spring on Sunday 5 May, and its big brother, the half marathon, takes place in Autumn on Sunday 15 September.
Both events take in the sights around Bristol; run out along the River Avon, past the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, starting and finishing in the heart of the city centre. You’ll find it hard not to stop for a selfie along the route.
You can make a full weekend of it too – Bristol has loads of places to celebrate your achievements with bars, pubs and restaurants close to the finish village.
So what are you waiting for? Be Your Greatest in Bristol.
Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k
Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon