Great Birmingham Run and 10k to return in style on May 1

Selfridges and the Bullring will provide a stunning backdrop to the Great Birmingham Run half marathon and 10k events when they return to the city on Sunday, May 1.

After pausing during the pandemic the events will return for a celebration of running in Birmingham and the first time the 10k and half marathon have taken place on the same day.

All finishers for both events receive a medal and tee-shirt to sport in a new-look post-run event village at Aston University featuring DJs, food stalls and a party atmosphere for runners to meet friends and family.

Participants will be blazing a trail and running the route that the world’s elite will follow, starting in the heart of the city and passing iconic city landmarks including the Bullring, Edgbaston, Cannon Hill Park, and Digbeth.

The 10k route starts in the city centre and takes runners past Bullring and out along Pershore Road to beautiful Cannon Hill Park which marks the half way point – runners then loop round world-famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground and past Calthorpe Park, before a final section through Digbeth before the grandstand city centre finish.

The half marathon route follows the 10k route out along Pershore Road, turning right through Selly Park before heading out towards Bournville which marks the half way point – then joins the 10k route at Cannon Hill Park, passing Edgbaston, Calthorpe Park on the homestretch into the city centre for the grandstand finish.

For more route information and to sign up visit

Pictured: Runners pass the iconic Selfridges building at a previous Great Birmingham Run

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