The Run

Great Birmingham Run Solo

Great Birmingham Run Solo is a chance for you to keep moving, stay motivated, and add to your medal collection…

Well Done!


The deadline to submit your final results has passed, and your medal is on the way…don’t forget to share your medal pics with us on social media using #GreatBirminghamRunSolo

Run The Distance

To provide added motivation we are rewarding participants for the total distance you run across the challenge. If you achieve a distance award you will receive a personalised digital finishers certificate to download and share.

There are three distance awards up for grabs:

  • 60 miles – Ee-yar, you did it
  • 100 miles – Big Tyma
  • 150 miles – Bostin’ effort

Challenge Extras

Week 1

Shoot for a PB
It’s time to put that training to the test… Choose your PB (400m, 1k, 2k, 5k, 10k, strava segment), lace up your trainers and start that stopwatch. You’ve got this!

Week 2

We’re going streaking!
Run at least 3 days in a row this week to complete the challenge (no minimum distance). You never know, this might be the start of a very long run streak…

Week 3

Early birds and Night owls
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, this challenge is for you. Enjoy epic sunrise or sunset views on a run this week. We’d love to see your pics.

Week 4

What goes down must go up!
What goes down must go up! Include a hill into your run this week… the bigger the better! Don’t forget to snap a selfie at the top to prove you were there!

Week 5

Run buddies for life!
To mark World Friendship Day this Friday (30 July) we’re challenging you to run with a pal / group of pals this week.  Post run squad selfie is a must.

Week 6

Explore a new route
Ditch the ordinary and explore a completely new route this week… it’s good to shake things up a little from time to time! Don’t forget to share your route highlights with us.

Week 7

Local Landmarks
Get out your touristy map and plot a route past at least 3 iconic(ish) landmarks in your local area. Don’t forget to snap a selfie at each spot!

Week 8

A Fashionable Finish
Your challenge finish line is just over the horizon, so jazz up your outfit or wear your best fancy dress and complete those final runs in style. Selfie poses at the ready!

The Challenge

Great Birmingham Run Solo

How it works

1 Enter Great Birmingham Run Solo
2 Start running from 16 August
3 Keep track of your activity during the challenge
4 Complete the challenge by 10 October
5 Submit your final results to receive your medal

Tracking Your

We recommend using a tracking app to log your running activity during your challenge – any tracking app or watch can be used. You also have the option of using our online tracker to log each run as you go, this is available here on the challenge page from the start of the challenges. You can log in and start tracking runs as soon as your challenge starts.

View our guide to tracking your runs and providing evidence for your Great Run Solo challenge.

The Reward

Great Birmingham Run Solo

Complete the challenge and you’ll be rewarded with a very special medal! Now that’s worth running ( a long way) for!

What You

Complete the challenge and you will be rewarded with a medal worthy of your efforts!

Your challenge fee also includes access to our online run tracker to monitor your progress through training – accessible from the start of your challenge – and support throughout the challenge.

Note: For international runners, there is an additional £3.50 charge to cover medal postage.

Challenge Extras

Over the course of the 8 weeks we will set additional tasks to keep you moving and motivated. From snapping a selfie at the top of your city’s biggest hill to running backwards for 1 minute, we’ll set you a series of challenge extras over the course of the 8 weeks to keep you on your toes!

Join the action on Strava and our social channels using #GreatRunSolo

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