Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice are looking for keen runners to take part in the Great Birmingham 10k Run 2017. 

We have 25 FREE places on offer and ask you to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship for the Hospice

Taking place on Sunday 30th April 2017 in Birmingham city centre, this run provides a new challenge for supporters looking for a moderate running challenge for 2017 or perhaps a warm up run for the established Great Birmingham Run half marathon or brand new Birmingham International Marathon!

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 Millennium 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 or come along to the Birmingham St Mary's Hospice charity marquee for some free snacks and a hot drink!

There will be support along the whole course from our band of volunteers not to mention the encouragement of the thousands of other supporters and spectators lining the route.

All runners on the Birmingham St Mary's Hospice team will receive:

  • Your exclusive Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice running vest
  • A sponsorship form and information on using online sponsorship tools
  • Unlimited support from a dedicated Fundraising team member
  • Ongoing training information and advice via our free online training zone
  • Hundreds of fundraising tips and ideas to help smash your fundraising target
  • A dedicated cheering point along the 10k route
  • Cheering pack for your supporters to use along the route
  • Free refreshments at our Charity Village gazebo

To find out more about our free charity places and how you can save the £26 event registration fee simply email or call the events team on 0121 472 1191.  

If you'd like to book your own place but still raise money for the Hospice then:

CLICK HERE to register your place online and select Birmingham St Mary's Hospice as your chosen charity. Alternatively email or call 0121 472 1191 to request a registration form. Once we have your registration form we will send out your free welcome pack which includes a Hospice running vest and fundraising documents. 

"It was an absolute pleasure running for the Hospice on Sunday, an amazing experience and fantastic support for the Hospice at quite a few different locations which really helped me along when injury hit at 5 miles!"