Join the second biggest half marathon in the UK with 18,000 runners + live music en route to keep up the motivation!
See Birmingham come alive with thousands of runners pounding the streets as they tick off 13.1 miles, encouraged by live bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.
The Great Birmingham Run will take runners from the iconic City Centre backdrop south towards the world famous cricketing arena of Edgbaston and on to Bournville, the home of Cadbury World.
Runners can find training advice, preparation tips, important race details and exclusive offers on the free Great Run App. Friends and family can also use the app, to track your progress in real time and get an estimated finish time for to see you cross the line.
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.
"Great atmosphere, wonderful event" - Duncan Nealon
"First half marathon, very well organised, can't wait until next year" - Danny Watson
Raising money for charity is a big part of the Great Birmingham Run experience for many runners. You will be able to run for a charity by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.
Great Birmingham Run - come together & help improve mental health
Mental Health UK needs your help, now more than ever.
Every £20 you raise can hire a support group room for 2 hours, where people affected by poor mental health can get the help they need.
“I’m now able to leave the house and go to the shops and library. The impact this has had on my life can’t be underestimated.” – Steven
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Helping people with mental health problems have a better life
Mental Health UK brings together four national mental health charities from each of the four nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) to deliver information, advice and support resulting from over 40 years of combined experience.
This uniquely advantageous position has a positive impact for the millions of people reached, including; information and tools to help recognise the signs of mental health, workplace conversations to improve wellbeing, support groups and volunteers.
Registered no: 1170815.
Secure your place for £10
Help us be there for young people who need us.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Registered no: 1062559.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Together we can help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives. Together we can protect children at risk. And, together, we can find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
We change the law. We visit schools across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. And, through our Childline service, we give young people a voice when no one else will listen.
But all this is only possible with your support.
Every pound raised, every petition you sign, every minute of your time, will help make sure we can fight for every childhood.
Registered no: 216401/SC037717.
Providing vital care to patients and families living with incurable illness.
We provide vital care to patients and families living with a terminal illness across Birmingham and Sandwell to make sure their physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met. We make sure that all of our patients are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life during the time they have left. We do this without charge and rely on support from people like you to meet our running costs.
Registered no: 503456.
The UK’s leading support and research charity for the 850,000 people living with dementia, their families and carers.
By 2021 there will be one million people in the UK with dementia. Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. We are working towards a better world for all those affected by the many forms of dementia and our practical support and information reaches over 30,000 people per week.
We fund research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia as well as campaigning for better quality of life for people with dementia and a greater understanding of dementia.
Registered no: 296645.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Great Birmingham Run.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
Click here for the full selection of charity places.
Places are available direct from the event organiser - just pay your entry fee and you're in!
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