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Join BCU at the Great Birmingham Run

Birmingham 10K 2021

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

The Birmingham 10k is a fantastic event bringing 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.

Members from the University certainly made an impression in 2019 as BCU Sport provided each participants with a luminescent orange t-shirt or vest.

We looked fantastic! Felt passionate! And enjoyed every moment!

Great run 2019

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, free running sessions led by BCU Sport for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners and a subsidised entry into the event. We are also working closely with the Sport Therapy and Sport Nutrition department to offer additional support!

Payment will be open from January until the end of March upon which details of our wave members will be passed onto Great Run who will be in touch regarding the finer event details and registration.

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

Interested and want to join in the 2021 wave? Email us!