Great Run News

Son's Life-Saving Operation Inspires Mum to Run A mum from Rugeley, whose son was diagnosed with a rare condition affecting his skull growth, will be running this year’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 13 October to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. Daughter Tackling Great Birmingham Run in Memory of Dad The daughter of a Midlands kayaker who tragically died during a race off the Dorset coast will be taking on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for the RNLI. Usingh to 'Bolt' 7,000 Miles to Great Birmingham Run A Walsall man is prepared to ‘Bolt’ over 7,000 miles to join a childhood hero at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run start-line as his epic year of fundraising reaches an exhausting conclusion. 13 Facts For 13 Miles Of The Great Birmingham Run Route takes in the best of the city centre and south Birmingham. Route Revealed For Great Birmingham Run The route, with a new start, has been confirmed for this year’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run which showcases the best of the city centre plus popular spectator spots in Bournville and Cannon Hill Park. 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. Nine Reasons to Run the Great Birmingham 10k The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K is one of the highlights in the city’s activity calendar, and just one of many events managed by the Great Run Company. Thousands of people of all abilities sign-up to take part, raising funds for good causes or 8 Birmingham Running Routes to Try With Sunday May 26, and the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K in the diaries of thousands of runners and walkers from across the Midlands, you may be seeking inspiration for a new running route to mix up the new year training routine. Football Stars and Charity Fundraisers Lead The Way Runners from across the Midlands braved the weekend downpours to take on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run 2018 and raise hundreds of thousands for good causes. Wheelchair Basketball Club Take On Birmingham Run The City of Birmingham Rockets Wheelchair Basketball Club will be taking on this weekend’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run to help raise awareness of inclusive sports.