Retail BID welcome Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K

Is it Grow Farah? Or Zola Budd?

Arms aloft in celebration after finishing the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K, two topiary runners are adding a touch of seasonal colour to the city centre in time for the annual run, which attracts thousands of entrants each year.

The floral features have been installed by Retail BID Birmingham, in celebration of the 10K passing through the city centre for the first time on Sunday, May 26 – Bank Holiday Weekend.

After setting off from Colmore Row, runners and walkers will head down Bennetts Hill, New Street and High Street, passing iconic landmarks such as the Apple store, Rotunda, Bullring and recently-opened Primark.

The famous spots will provide the perfect location for thousands of spectators who are expected to line the route to cheer on friends and family.

There’s still time to sign up for this year’s 10K. Visit to take part.