Athletics

Birmingham is a focal point of British athletics and hosts many World and European events throughout the year.

 

The sporting calendar is jam-packed. You can see current and future Olympians battling it out at the Barclaycard Arena and Alexander Stadium on a regular basis.

There are also four principal athletics clubs in Birmingham. The largest and most successful is Birchfield Harriers – which has produced 100 Olympians over the last 100 years.

Founded in 1877, its recent stars include Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallists Denise Lewis, Ashia Hansen, Mark Lewis Francis and Katharine Merry. The club trains at Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr and has use of Birmingham’s world-class indoor high performance centre.

 

Athletic events

 

The Great Birmingham 10k, 30 April 2017, Birmingham City Centre


Take on a 10K around the streets of Birmingham and choose to run it, jog it or walk it!

If music is your motivator, the Great Birmingham 10k is the perfect event for you. Strut your stuff across the start line to the most popular tunes from the 70s, 80s, 90s or present day.

Back by popular demand, the event returns to the city on Sunday 1 May and is open to everyone of all abilities aged 15 and over, whether you want to run, jog, walk - or even dance – your way around the city centre course.

So hit the streets to your favourite music for an electric party atmosphere that will keep you going all the way from the start to your well-deserved finisher’s pack!

Find out how to book your place here.

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