Get ready for the Great Birmingham Run with the city centre

The city will be coming alive as the Great Birmingham Run returns to Birmingham on 30th April.

Thousands of runners will be descending on the city to stride through the grueling 6.2 mile course, many chasing a personal challenge and raising valuable funds for charity along the way.

So if you’re taking part and also want to look the part, you can find all the sports attire and gear you need to conquer the 10k marathon right here in the city centre.

Whether it’s running shoes or a water bottle, our retailers have got it covered.

Up & Running

Nothing is more important when it comes to running than having the right footwear. Up and Running have a wide selection of top quality running shoes from the premier specialist brands. The trainers pictured above are the store’s best-selling Brook trainers available for men and women.

Evans Cycles

Don’t be put off by the word ‘cycle’ as Evans Cycles have fantastic sportswear on offer downstairs that are perfect not only for cycling but also for running too. You can purchase essential base layers that are great for keeping you dry and comfortable but also offer great protection from the UK chilly climate.


Adidas have a dedicated section in store for running. They have a great selection of patterned leggings and shorts available for both men and women. Made from a specialised fabric which is designed to protect the skin from perspiration, ensuring you stay dry throughout your run.

Sports Direct

You can find many sporting brands for affordable prices in Sports Direct, including running brand, Karrimor.

With the race being at the end of April, you can’t guarantee the weather so a breathable, warm jacket should certainly be on your list.

If you like to be motivated with music, Karrimor’s running earphones are designed to hook around your ears to ensure they stay put while exercising. Here’s to no more earphone fall out dilemmas!


Offering a range of trainers that are not only stylish but performance proof, Footasylum is always ahead of the game. However, if you’ve already got the right footwear, sport socks are a must. These Nike socks are perfect as they are created with technology to keep sweat at bay, leaving your feet dry and comfortable. They also offer arch compression for a secure and supported fit.

Now you have no excuse not to be ready for the Great Birmingham Run!

If there is something you want in particular but not sure where to get it, take a look at our directory here


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