Great Birmingham 10k

Birmingham, West Midlands

Organiser's Description

​GREAT BIRMINGHAM 10K AND JUNIOR, & MINI GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN CANCELLED

Please see the press release below.

Start Time

10:00am

Races

  • 10 km 15yrs old and over
    £28 BOOK

GREAT BIRMINGHAM 10K AND JUNIOR, & MINI GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN CANCELLED

The Great Birmingham 10k and the Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run, which were scheduled to

take place on 31 May, have been cancelled.

The decision to cancel the events has been taken following government advice on slowing the

spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In addition, organisers have acknowledged the increased pressure

on public services that the coronavirus outbreak is causing.

Organisers have confirmed that runners will be able to claim a refund on entry fees and that they are

in the process of contacting everyone who is signed up for the Great Birmingham 10k and Junior &

Mini Great Birmingham Run by email with further information.

Paul Foster, Chief Executive at the Great Run Company, said: “We understand this will be

disappointing news to the people who were planning to take part, but the safety of participants,

spectators and of all those associated with the staging of the events is always our number one

priority.

“We would also like to highlight the fantastic support we get from health professionals at our

events, many of whom work with us on a voluntary basis. We know they will be dealing with

additional pressure both in their work and personal lives at this time.

“We want to thank all of our participants and partners for their continued support and

understanding.”

Many people taking on the challenge would have been doing it for charity; at this time charity

donations are probably more important than ever before. Those who are signed up to run the Great

Birmingham 10k will still have the opportunity to claim their medal. Provided Government advice

continues that we are able to exercise outside, all runners have to do is log a run of the same

distance (10k) between now and the weekend of the event (Sunday 31st May) and submit that to

receive their medal in the post. Instructions confirming the medal process will be emailed to them.

Paul Foster said “Event day is only a small part of the challenge our runners take on, they put in a

huge amount of preparation and training in the weeks and months before. They should be able to

celebrate that achievement, however they get there.”

Exclusive medal

T-shirt

Goodie-filled finisher’s pack

Timing chip for accurate results

Free training and advice

Security of closed roads

As the UK’s second biggest city, Birmingham has all the ingredients for a fantastic weekend. Take a trip to the Balti Triangle for a tasty curry, or check out the National Exhibition Centre for the latest line up of shows, which could include anything from Crufts to Beyonce!

If you're a keen shopper Birmingham is the place to be. With a selection of some of the UK’s best shops covering the city you won’t be short on choice.

Birmingham boasts a number of other iconic tourist hot spots, suitable for all the family, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Bullring and the world-famous Cadbury World.

We recommend arriving ready to run and leaving any valuables with family or friends. However, if this is not possible participants will be able to leave bags in the baggage-drop area.

Remove the baggage label (which is attached to your run number), fill in the details and secure the label your bag before leaving them in the baggage area.

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