Age 15 & over
Soak up the incredible atmosphere, high-five your way along the course, experience your finish line moment and bask in the glory of your achievement.
There’s everything you’d expect from the region's top running event – notorious start line hype, top en-route entertainment and an event village that feels more like an after-party – but the carnival atmosphere and the passion and spirit of the runners is all Birmingham.
This event is part of Great Birmingham Run.
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Starting on Broad Street at Centenary Square, runners for both the 10K and half marathon distances will head for the city’s world-famous Jewellery Quarter, passing the Chamberlain Clock at Warstone Lane and Vyse Street, beautiful St Paul’s Square and a city-centre route that features the Mailbox, Grand Central at New Street station, St Martin’s Church, Southside and Digbeth.
Both distances enjoy a grandstand finish at the Smithfield site near Bullring; home to Commonwealth Games beach volleyball and basketball.
This event is in the process of updating its Sustainability Strategy in light of its collaborative approach and recent survey. Work to minimise the environmental impacts of this event will continue throughout this process, with particular focus on:
In addition, it is striving to improve performance even further by making sure that sustainability is embedded at the heart of the organisation and culture.
Finisher tees are now optional. You can choose to forgo your finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this the organiser will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal.
The organisers will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.
A shiny new, Great Manchester Run medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies.
Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!
Event day tracking and results ready to view on the app shortly after you cross the finish line.
Access to exclusive runners only discounts and offers via the rewards platform.
Make it personal with an iTAB. Order yours when you sign up.
For environmental reasons the official t-shirt is now optional.
These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.
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The good people of Birmingham are wonderful, turning out in droves all along the route to cheer you on. They are fantastic. The atmosphere in the village is excellent and helps you get your war-face on. Martin
I loved it, great atmosphere throughout the whole course. I will definitely do this again. Amanda
Great event. Lots of different cultural music along the course which was great. Love the name on your number now as it helps hear your name to give you a boost. Jane
I love the atmosphere! Great, lovely, and friendly spectators, marshalls, and fellow runners. The first kilometres seemed difficult because there were hills here and there, but once you faced the flat surfaces, all was well, even though you wanted to rest in between. Haha. Thank you for organising such an amazing event; I hope to rejoin next year! Eunike R
Fantastic welcome from Birmingham for this event. Brilliant support for runners from all hospitality venues around the start. Loved the route. Ginny D
An absolutely amazing day, so well organised, stay were lovely and the crown were amazing. So many people had a great experience and we all helped each other get over the finish line. It was my first half marathon and I completed it in 2 hours 24 with all the help and support, water stations and sweets. Perfectly organised too! Thank you. Gieona C
Excellent route and very well put together event. Lorna H
The atmosphere made the event special. The start in Centenary Square was better than other locations used in the past. The course was tough in parts. Overall, excellent and will do it again! Claire B
Really enjoyable event with amazing organisation and fantastic support!! Thoroughly recommend to anyone thinking about doing a half marathon, you will not be disappointed!! Philip A
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