Birmingham comes alive with thousands of runners pounding the traffic-free streets in the Midland’s biggest half marathon, motivated by on-course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds. Snap up one of our free charity places to get involved and support a local cause at the same time!

Date: Sunday 1st May 2022

The iconic Great Birmingham Run is back! If you’re feeling inspired to take on a running challenge this year then the Great Birmingham Run is for you. So sign up using one our FREE places and become part of the Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice team!

Open to runners of all levels and experience once you’ve joined our team we will provide you with training and fundraising support along the way. Our support package includes:

  • Your exclusive Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice running top
  • Personalised iron-on letters for your running vest
  • A dedicated cheering point along the course
  • Free refreshments at our Charity Village gazebo
  • Invitation to our Facebook and Strava Running groups – meet fellow runners
  • Unlimited support from a dedicated Fundraising team member
  • Ongoing training information and advice via our free online training zone

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Register below to get your free place and save yourself £36 today. We ask each free place runner to aim to achieve a target of £250 sponsorship. If you choose to purchase your own place and run in-aid of our Hospice, we don’t set a sponsorship target! If you have any questions, please contact us at

100% of the sponsorship money you raise will help to create a future where the best experience of living is available to everyone leading up to and at the end of life. You will be helping to ensure the best hospice care is available for all patients, families and carers across our community, wherever and whenever they need it.

You’ll be entered into our free prize draw for some running goodies when you register!

For every £25 sponsorship raised, you’ll automatically receive an additional entry into the draw.

Got your own Great Birmingham Run place?

If you have already signed up directly with the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run but would still like to fundraise in aid of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice then do please get in touch. We would love for you to join our team and receive your own runners pack.  Simply complete the form below.

Alternatively, you can purchase your own place and select to run for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice – just follow this link to register your place:

So get your running shoes on and do something amazing to support those living with a terminal illness in your local area.

If you have any problems signing up to the event via our website, please give us a ring on 0121 752 8779 (weekdays – 9am to 5pm) and we’ll sign you up over the phone, or if you leave a message, we’ll get back to you right away – thank you so much for supporting our Hospice.

Sunday 1st May 2022 - Take on the Midlands best half-marathon, the Great Birmingham Run and make a difference to local people living with life-limiting illness by running for your Hospice.


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