Great Run News

Thousands Take On Great Birmingham Run Despite the security concern which resulted in the course being shortened to 11.07 miles, thousands of runners enjoyed the challenge of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 13 October. Exciting New Route Planned For Great Birmingham 10k Entries are now open for the Great Birmingham 10k giving participants the chance to take advantage of an early bird discount available until 10am on Monday 21 October, offering 20% off the entry fee. Award Winner Highlights Half Marathon's Diversity NASEEM Akhtar is aiming to use her ‘shock’ appearance in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a springboard to shatter the ‘stereotype and myth’ about Asian women and exercise. City Landmarks In The Spotlight For Birmingham 10k New route takes runners through city centre for first time Celebrated Olympian To Join 10k Runners Celebrated British runner Jo Pavey has announced she will be among the thousands taking on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K this Sunday. It'll Be No Walk In The (Villa) Park! Club’s walking football duo to tackle 10K on eve of play-off final date at Wembley. Inspirational Women Reveal 10k Challenges The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k has once again attracted runners and walkers of all abilities from across the Second City, the wider Midlands region and further afield. Nadya Runs To Raise Mental Health Awareness in Students Final year Business and Management student, Nadya Cohen, is running the Great Birmingham 10k to raise awareness of mental health issues amongst under graduates. Marathon Finish Line Hero To Be Honorary Starter The brave Brummie runner who collapsed during the London Marathon and had to crawl over the finish line on her hands and knees will be one of the honorary starters at Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K. Mum of Brain Tumour Sufferer To Take On Birmingham 10k The mum of Alfie Jack Orton who was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour when he was only 5 years old is set to take on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k to raise vital funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.