Fancy a challenge? Then get your running shoes on and join thousands of others for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K Run on Sunday 26 May 2019. Now in its fifth year and with a new route, the event is open to anyone over the age of 15 and costs just £28 to enter.
Many runners raise funds for charities while others see it as part of working towards the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run which takes place later in the year on Sunday 13 October 2019. Or you might just want to complete a new fitness goal. Whatever your motivation, the Great Birmingham 10K Run could be just the thing you’re looking for.
Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the camaraderie. You can choose to walk, jog or run, and once signed-up you’ll get a free pack which will include a timing chip so that you get an accurate result of your run time. Finishers will also be given an exclusive medal, T-shirt and a goodie-filled finishers pack.
The route for this year’s 10K Run takes in city centre landmarks including the Apple store, the stunning grade II-listed building built in 1869; the Rotunda; the Bullring; Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the much anticipated new Primark Pavilions development on High Street, anchored by the world’s biggest Primark store.
The Run has two start lines – both on Colmore Row, either side of its junction with Bennetts Hill.
There will be support along the way, including a drink station and bands on the run, not to mention the encouragement of thousands of supporters and spectators lining the route.
For full details of the route and to sign-up just click here
. You will be able to access free training and advice to ensure you’re ready for race day.
Birmingham’s loveliest car park
You may be looking for somewhere to leave your car while you take part in the Run, or perhaps you are going to offer support and cheer on the runners from the sidelines! Either way, an ideal place to park for those driving in to the city centre is B4 Car Park. It’s just a 6 minute walk (or a 2 minute run!) from the Start of the route.
Located just off the A38(M), the entrance to B4 is on Weaman Street B4 6DG.
This 24/7 award-winning, multi-storey car park offers the following:
• Clean and well lit
• Wide parking bays
• Lifts to all floors
• Toilets and baby change facilities
• CCTV coverage
• Customer Service staff available
Save money with B4 Membership
Anyone can park at B4, but if you sign-up for FREE membership
you get a giant 50% off
the standard tariff at weekends, and 20% off the standard tariff during the week. There’s no fee and no hidden costs. Parking charges are automatically deducted from your payment card so there’s no need even to visit the pay machines.