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Birmingham set to stage Great Running in October 2021

Great Birmingham 10K and Great Birmingham Run half marathon will, for the first time, be run on the same day in 2021

Sunday, 10 October 2021 is going to be quite a day for Midlands runners. For the first time Great Birmingham 10K and Great Birmingham Run will take place on the same day. With a great mid-autumn date the big double header will see thousands of runners flock to the start line.

While nothing can be taken for granted, as we've all found out over the last year, organisers are confident that with the vaccine roll-out their event will go ahead. There will almost certainly be provisos and new measures for the post-COVID world but the thought of a big race day experience will whet the appetite of every runner.

Great Birmingham 10K and Great Birmingham Run are the Midlands' top races, a target not only for elite and top club performers but for thousands of recreational, occasional and new runners looking for PBs, a focus for their fitness goals, to support good causes and, sometimes, just for the fun of it.

At this time of year we are all looking to make positive changes and signing up for Great Runs' top half marathon or 10k will offer a real incentive to build up your stamina and running times so you are in great shape for 10 October.

You can register interest for both half marathon and 10k at Great Run's website.

While you look forward to big targets later in the year, Great Run have also been organising a series of successful monthly virtual challenges under the banner of Great Run Solo. Their January test is now closed but they will soon be announcing details of their February event.

Now more than ever we need to prioritise our mental and physical health by staying active and supporting others. Although Birmingham’s running calendar looks a bit different, it’s still set to be a great year of running!

Image courtesy: Great Run

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