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“New Route Revealed: Great Birmingham Run 2023 Set to Take in Jewellery Quarter and Commonwealth Games Landmarks”

"New Route Revealed: Great Birmingham Run 2023 Set to Take in Jewellery Quarter and Commonwealth Games Landmarks"
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The Great Birmingham Run 2023 is just a few short weeks away, with the half marathon and 10k races scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 7, following the King’s Coronation on the Bank Holiday weekend. Some runners will take part in the full 13.1 mile run through the city. The full route has been revealed and we’re sharing details below.

If you’re participating, the good news is that many of us get the Monday off, providing a chance to recuperate after the run, particularly if you’re planning to hit a personal best this year! Here’s everything we know about the event. Let us know in the comments below if you’re taking part this year!

When is the Great Birmingham Run 2023, and what time does it start?

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7. The event site opens at 8 am, and the Junior Great Birmingham Run begins at 8:45 am. The Mini Great Birmingham Run follows the juniors at 9:25 am. The half marathon and 10K orange wave, including fast-paced club runners, will start at 9:30 am. The green wave starts 15 minutes later at 9:45 am, and finally, the pink wave at 10 am.

How do you enter the Great Birmingham Run, and how much does it cost?

To enter, visit the Let’s Do This website by clicking here. The entry price is £31 for the 10K and £39 for the half marathon. Entry for juniors (kids aged 9-15) and minis (children aged 3-8) is £14.

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How do you get your run number?

You should receive your run number, with a timing chip, any day now. If it doesn’t come, there’s an information point on Centenary Square from which to get a replacement. The same goes if you enter after 10 am on Friday, April 28. The information point will be open on Saturday, May 6, from 10 am until 4 pm and again from 7:30 am on the day of the race, Sunday, May 7.

Great Birmingham Run half marathon and 10k route maps:

This year’s run route will take in the Jewellery Quarter, with a start point on Centenary Square. Runners will then pass through the Jewellery Quarter along a city centre route that takes in the Mailbox, Grand Central, St Martin’s Church, Southside, and Digbeth.

Those taking on the half marathon will have an extra stretch to complete, heading out of the city and along the Pershore Road, reaching Selly Park at eight miles before the return route takes them to Cannon Hill Park and past Edgbaston Stadium. The finish line is at the Smithfield site near the Bullring, where Commonwealth Games events were held last summer.

As well as that, there’s an exclusive, optional finishers T-shirt as well as a bag filled with goodies. If you do wish to forego receiving a finisher T-shirt, the Great Birmingham Run will instead make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Their plan is to donate a minimum of £20,000 in 2023! You will get your official result shortly after you cross the line, have the opportunity to view and buy an official event day photo, and gain exclusive discount access to running, sport, outdoor, and lifestyle brands.

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