Calling All Runners

Posted by Anne-Marie on January 10, 2017

Calling all runners! It’s now time to think about booking your place on one of the fantastic Birmingham Great Run 2017 Events.

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Gr Bham 10k

The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k is on Sunday 30th April 2017 and takes place in Birmingham City Centre.  The 6.2 mile event will see new and experienced runners take to the streets as they pass various city landmarks and enjoy tunes from the 1970s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

The course has something for everyone and is suitable for all levels of ability, whether beginner or experienced. It features many of Birmingham’s landmarks before the big buzz of a city centre finish… and the buzz doesn’t get much bigger than Birmingham’s!

Starting on Jennens Rd, close to Millenium Point and Thinktank, the route passes Selfridges and the Bullring Shopping Centre before heading out along the Pershore Rd to the furthest turn point at Edgbaston Cricket Ground where the route takes in a lap of the stadium. The first 6km is generally flat, allowing plenty of time to warm up the legs in preparation for the slightly more challenging uphill section between 7km and 8km as the route heads back towards the city centre. The final flat and fast section is topped off with a downhill finish into Broad Street.

Having crossed the finish line participants will be able to relax and meet up with friends and family in the event village in Centenary Square surrounded by its many famous buildings.

There will be support along the whole course including drinks stations, cheering buses and bands on the run not to mention the encouragement of the thousands of supporters and spectators lining the route.

Gr Bham HalfThe Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run takes place on Sunday 15th October 2017.  The Great Birmingham Run is now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK, and 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.


Bham marathonThe Birmingham International Marathon is to be staged for the first time on Sunday 15th October 2017.  The 26.2-mile event will start at Alexander Stadium the home of British Athletics, taking in a number of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Bournville, home of Cadbury’s Chocolate, Edgbaston Cricket Ground and Millenium Point, before finishing in the city centre.  Get A-Head have 5 guaranteed places for this event.



Run as part of Team GAH and we’ll send you training hints and tips, fundraising materials and one of our exclusive running tops!!  And you’ll also be helping patients and their families affected by head & neck disease. If you are interested in taking part in any of these running events please email us at or call 0121 794 9596 to request an application form or more information.