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Great Birmingham Run

Quick facts

Location Birmingham, United Kingdom

Distance Half marathon

About Great Birmingham Run

England’s second city is the perfect stage for the event that attracts competitors from across the UK and around the world.The course takes in some of the city’s most iconic sights including the Bullring, the Cadbury World in Bournville and Edgbaston cricket ground. Live music from ‘bands on the run’ keep you motivated every step of the way and thousands of supporters turn out to cheer finishers across the line on Broad Street in the heart of the city centre.

The Great Birmingham Run is ran annually in October. The race is formally known as the Birmingham Half Marathon, from 2011 it became part of the Great Run series of road races.Established in 2008, it incorporated the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.


Bupa Great Birmingham Run

  • 21.097km


Age Limit

17 years old and over.

Race Kit Includes

All finishers will receive a finisher's pack as soon as they cross the finish line. Finishers' packs are sorted by size, so please take the t-shirt size you asked for on your entry form.

Great Birmingham Run Route Map

Great Birmingham Run Route Map


Birmingham City Centre backdrop



Broad street



As runners travel through this scenic course they will pass by sites such as: Balti Triangle, Calthorpe Park, National Exhibition Centre, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Canon Hill Park, The Bullring and Cadbury World.


The Morrisons 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. As well as the fantastic sights and support from the locals there will be some upbeat musicians and bands to keep you going along the route.

Great Birmingham Run Trivia

Established in 2008, it incorporated the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. The 2009 event was televised live on Sky Sports. Since 2011, the race has been televised live in the United Kingdom by Channel 5.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.