Join the Baggies in Great Birmingham 10k

Get involved in the action on Sunday, April 30 - places still remain

THERE will be a distinct Albion flavour to the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday, April 30.

More than 7,000 runners are due to take part in this year’s event - and you could join them to add to the Baggies contingent on the 6.2-mile course.

Starting on Jennens Road near Millennium Point, the race takes in sights such as Selfridges, Edgbaston Stadium and Cannon Hill Park before a city centre finish in front of thousands of cheering spectators.
The 10k is also seen as the ideal training run for anyone entering the Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon or inaugural Birmingham International Marathon, both taking place later this year on Sunday, October 15.

Among those taking part will be Albion fundraising extraordinaire Blind Dave Heeley, who is on a year-long mission to raise money for the Albion Foundation.

Albion matchday mascots Baggie Bird and Albi will also take to the course - promising not to use their wings - along with lifelong Baggies fan, and middleweight boxing champion, Tommy Langford.

In addition, Albion doctor Mark Gillett will lead a club team into the Ding Dong Derby Cup competing against the likes of Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Clubs of all sizes are entering running teams and competing for silverware, with the four fastest times posted by each team accumulated to determine who is the fittest and fastest in the region.

Whether it be on your own, in a pair or as part of a group - there are still a few places remaining for you to enter!

To get involved in the Great Birmingham 10k, visit

People can still sign up throughout this week but will have to collect their running packs and numbers from the new Up and Running store at the Grand Hotel building in Birmingham city centre.

Anyone who enters the 10k will receive a £10 discount for either the Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon or Birmingham International Marathon. 

Also, all entrants for the Half Marathon or Marathon will earn a £10 discount for the Great Birmingham 10k.

Good luck Baggies fans!