Great Birmingham Run

Broad Street, Birmingham

Organiser's Description

--- This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---

Take your place as the City comes together for this half marathon challenge. Experience the support of the community all the way along the 13.1 mile course through the heart of Birmingham.

The route features the iconic Bullring, Cadbury World and Edgbaston cricket ground, which are all brought to life by the motivating sounds of live music from bands on the run, with a dramatic finish in the heart of the city.


  • Half marathon 17+yrs old
    £36 CLOSED

Exclusive medal and t-shirt

Goodie-filled finisher’s pack

Timing chip for accurate results

Free training and advice

Security of closed roads

Incredible on-course support

Information points:

Victoria Square for Half Marathon

Aston Uni Campus for Mini and Junior

Please see below for the 2019 event day timetable for reference. The 2020 timetable is TBC:

TimeSimplyhealth Great Birmingham Run
09:00 Information points open (Victoria Square for Half Marathon and Aston Uni Campus for Mini and Junior)
09:30 Start assembly area opens for WHITE and ORANGE waves
10:00 Start of the Simplyhealth Junior Great Birmingham Run (Jennens Road)
10:20 Warm up for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run WHITE and ORANGE waves
10:30 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (ORANGE wave and ELITES)
10:43 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (WHITE wave)
10:45 Start of the Simplyhealth Mini Great Birmingham Run (Jennens Road)
10:49 Warm up for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run GREEN and PINK waves
10:57 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (GREEN wave)
11:05 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run (PINK wave)

Ensure you plan your journey to the start line in advance as there will be a number of road closures in place and your usual routes into the city may not be available.

Birmingham City centre is well-serviced by buses/coaches. Due to the road closures for the event some local bus services will be diverted, visit then click on ‘temporary diversions’ to view the most up-to-date information.

Birmingham City centre has a number of train stations that are within walking distance of the start/finish areas.

If you do need to use your car do not rely on sat navs as these could take you along routes that are closed for the event; click here for the maps of the road closures in place for the event and plan your route accordingly.

Parking is only available within the city centre on a first come, first served basis, at runners’ own cost. For information on available car parks, visit

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