Join BCU at the Great Birmingham Run

Birmingham 10K and Half Marathon 2023

Are you a keen runner? Maybe you find a light jog or walk more your style?

The Birmingham 10k and Half Marathon are fantastic events which bring students and staff together across all the campuses. Each with their own unique style and method of travelling around the course as the University for Birmingham our students and staff demonstrate great passion and determination as they take part in one of the main events in Birmingham.

Crowds of spectators, bands and the local radio station have cheered over 200 Birmingham City University staff and students in previous years.

Nursing students ready for Birmingham 10k
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Entry details

The entry fee will include a free University branded t-shirt or vest to wear on the day, free training programme plan whether you are looking to start 16, 12, 10 or six weeks before the run, and a subsidised entry into the event. We are also working closely with the Sport Therapy and Sport Nutrition department to offer additional support on the day!

10K Training Plans

Don't know where to start? Try the training plan below that matches your fitness level.

Introductory training plan - 16 weeks

Improver training plan - 12 weeks

Challenger training plan - 10 weeks

Run/walk training plan - 8 weeks


Register for Birmingham 10K and Half Marathon 2023