Twin cities race for the prize at Great Birmingham 10k

By on 02/05/2015 in News


Teams from four of Birmingham’s European twin cities will be travelling to the city on Sunday 3rd May to take part in the first ever Birmingham European Capital of Running Team 10k Cup, as part of the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k.

Specially selected runners from Birmingham, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Lyon and Milan will race against each other for the coveted prize.

Each team consists of three male and three female club runners who will be recognisable through the national colours featured on their running numbers. 

David Hart, Communications Director for The Great Run Company, commented: “We’re very happy to welcome teams from such great European cities to Birmingham. This adds an extra element to this event and is something else to look forward to on the day. Good luck to Team Birmingham!”

Steve Hollingworth, the Assistant Director for Sport, Events and parks at Birmingham City Council, said: “Following the successful Sport England Award for the Transformation of Running in Birmingham, the city is pleased to continue working with the Great Run Company.  Our aim is to deliver this new mass participation running event, and establish The Birmingham European Capital of Running Team 10k Cup as part of a wide range of activities designed to encourage and attract Birmingham people that are new to running. 

“We are delighted that Birmingham’s twin cities from across Europe i.e. Frankfurt, Leipzig, Milan and Lyon, have agreed to take up the challenge in this inaugural year and we hope that the event will become an established date on the European calendar.“


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About the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k

New to the 2015 Great Run series, the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k will give runners a choice of musical starting waves to select from. With music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and the 00s, the event promises to bring a party to the streets of Birmingham.

The course has something for everyone and is suitable for all levels of ability, whether beginner or experienced. It features many of Birmingham’s landmarks before the big buzz of a city centre finish.

Starting on Jennens Rd, close to Millennium Point and Thinktank, the route passes Selfridges and the Bullring Shopping Centre before heading out along the Pershore Rd to near the Midland Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, taking in a lap of the stadium at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. After a more challenging uphill section between 7km and 8km, the route heads back towards the city centre, with a downhill finish into Broad Street.

There will be support along the whole course including drinks stations, cheering buses and bands on the run – not to mention the encouragement of the thousands of supporters and spectators lining the route.


 Morrisons is one of the UK’s biggest food retailers, with 504 stores, and we’re the only British supermarket to have our own food processing sites, abattoirs and even a farm. We employ expert livestock buyers to pick animals straight from the farmer and we are unique in making almost a quarter of the food we sell in store ourselves, giving us unrivalled control over our supply chain. We’re committed to supporting British farming, that’s why all Morrisons-branded fresh meat and everything on our butchers’ counters is 100% British. And we have more skilled specialists on hand to prepare more fresh food in store than any other retailer, with over 6,000 fully trained crafts people in our stores including butchers, bakers, fishmongers and cheesemongers. Every week, over 11 million customers pass through our doors and more than 117,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. Our aim is to give our customers more.



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