Run the Great Birmingham 10k with us


Completely new to running and not sure where to start? Always fancied running a 10k but never got round to doing it? Want to set a new goal and to get fit with friends? Or are you a seasoned runner looking for your next challenge? If you answered yes to any of these then why not join hundreds of University of Birmingham staff and students in this years Great Birmingham 10K.


Run with us

All staff, students and community are invited to join the University of Birmingham running wave at a discounted entry fee - of £21 (that's £5 off the standard entry price).

You'll also get a UBSport t-shirt to run in and a finisher pack full of goodies once you've completed the run.

This year's Great Birmingham 10k will be powered by music and entertainment across the course.

We want runners of all abilities to join us on 30 April 2017 - you can run, walk, jog or even dance your way to the finish line!

You can run in the UBSport wave or you can run in the elite wave if you are competing for a time.


The course 

Great Birmingham 10k will run through the heart of the City passing some of it's most famous landmarks.

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.

Once you cross the finish line you'll be able to relax and meet up with friends and family in the event village in Centenary Square.

There'll be drinks stations, cheering buses and bands along the whole course plus the encouragement of thousands of supporters and spectators to help keep you motivated throughout.


Train with us

If you're looking for a group to train with join our outdoor beginners running class!

They meet every Tuesday outside the Munrow at 4pm.

Sign up at the Munrow reception or join online. The first session is free for everyone who has booked their space on the Great Birmingham 10K.

UBSport athletics club also have a running group called Cool Runnings.

They welcome runners of all abilities and hold weekly training sessions at various locations across campus.

Cool Runnings have an impressive track record (pun intended) of preparing novice runners for their first long distance race as well as helping more experienced runners achieve their personal best goals.


Training guides

Group training not your thing? Not to worry, we've got a range of training plans for you to download and work throught at your own pace (See what we did there? OK, we'll stop it now. We've 'run' out of puns anyway!)

Get social

Join our Facebook group for support and updates or search 'Great Birmingham 10k- Team University of Birmingham' on Facebook