Mini Race
Sun 5 May 2024 Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Great Birmingham Run | Mini Race

A superb introduction to running events for three to eight year olds, on a 1.5K course with a super medal to celebrate their achievement.

  • Sun 5 May 2024
Birmingham, Birmingham

Mini Race



Age 3-8

  • 1.5 km road running


Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great Birmingham Run, the biggest and best running event in the Midlands.

Enjoying a flat and fast route through central Birmingham, blaze a trail around the city streets, which hosted the Commonwealth athletes during the Games in 2022. From the recognisable landmarks of the city centre to the green spaces that surround the city Take on a run that will keep you motivated every step of the way, with live music zones and a party atmosphere from start to finish.

It’s a run for everyone, from locals to celebrated athletes, whether it’s your first 10K or your 50th half marathon. Birmingham comes alive on Great Run weekend - it’s an event day experience like no other!


  • Commonwealth Games

    Take on a thrilling run through the streets of Birmingham, which hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

  • Varied urban route

    Experience the sights and sounds of Birmingham, with a superb atmosphere as crowds cheer every step.

  • Famous entertainment zones

    Be inspired and motivated by the party atmosphere from start to finish.

  • Incredible running event

    Including a half marathon, 10K, junior events and cheering supporters!

This event is part of Great Birmingham Run.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

  • Bag storage
  • Entertainment
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

West Midlands


  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations

  • Public transport links

Sustainability Policy

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:

  • Reducing plastic
  • Reducing waste
  • Cutting carbon emissions
  • Responsible procurement


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.

What's included

  • Medal
  • T-shirt

  • Age 3-8
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

Mini entrants (3-8 yrs) must run with a parent, each child should be entered into the event.

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

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Junior Race



Age 9-15

  • 2.5 km road running