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On Sunday 26th May 2019 the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k comes to Birmingham City Centre! Due to the HUGE success in previous years, we will once again be entering a University of Birmingham team which will form part of the University’s starting wave.

Our chosen charity for this year is in support of Cancer Research at the University of Birmingham; as part of #TeamUoB, you could fundraise for vital research at the University of Birmingham into new cancer treatments, many of which are currently not diagnosed until they are at a late stage. 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime (Cancer Research UK, 2018). The funds you raise could help diagnose cancer earlier and find better treatments. More information can be found in your #TeamUoB starter pack, by visiting our JustGiving page ( or by contacting Joe McDowell.

To keep up to date with all the latest information, join the Team UoB Facebook group here


10k Business Challenge

As well as our Team UoB entry into the Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 26 May, we will also enter the 10k Business Challenge. In 2017 & 2018, a team of runners representing the University of Birmingham won the award for the category of ‘Large Business Mixed Team’ by running the fastest combined time. We will once again be entering the 10k Business Challenge, teams (male, female or mixed) can be made up of a minimum of 4 runners and a maximum of 8, with as many teams being submitted to represent University of Birmingham as we wish. So if you are a keen runner and would like to represent Team UOB, please contact Alison Lee (Participation Development Officer) for more information.

Training plans

Download one of our training plans to help you prepare for the 10k, whether you plan to walk, jog or run – these guides, prepared by experts from the Great Run, will help motivate you and structure your training sessions whatever your personal goals for the race are.



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