The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K will take place on Sunday, April 30, bringing some of the fitness aficionados and exercise enthusiasts to Birmingham as part of the one-day-only event. People will line the streets of Birmingham city centre in their best self, as the event takes runners and participants past landmark city locations. With runners and their families taking to the streets to take in the sights, it is perhaps unsurprising there are road restrictions planned.
You have to plan your journey in advance because there will be a number of road closures in place and your usual routes into the city may not be available.
If you are out and about in the city this weekend, be sure to make note of the road restrictions. The close roads are Jennens Rd, Curzon Street, Cardigan St, Moor St Queensway, Park St, Digbeth High St, Moat Lane, Bradford St, Barford St, Moseley St, Charles Henry St, MacDonald St, Bishop St, Gooch St, Sherlock St, Belgrave Island, Pershore Rd (from Belgrave Middleway to Edgbaston Rd)and lastly, Edgbaston Rd (from Pershore Rd to Willows Rd).
Starting on Jennens Rd, close to Millennium Point and Thinktank, the route heads downhill, through Digbeth before heading out along Pershore Road to the furthest turn point at Cannon Hill Park. The route winds through the park and then crosses the road to Edgbaston Cricket Ground where the route takes in a lap of the stadium. After returning back along Pershore Rd the route passes Selfridges and the Bullring Shopping Centre before a short uphill section back to Jennens Rd. The final fast and flat section is downhill to the finish line on Curzon St, outside of Millennium Point.
Having crossed the finish line, participants will be able to relax and meet up with friends and family in the event village. There will be support along the way, including drinks stations and bands on the run not to mention the encouragement of thousands of supporters and spectators lining the route.