Great Birmingham Run 2023: road closures & bus service changes - full list of advice for half marathon, 10k

All the travel information you need to know ahead of the Great Birmingham Run 2023

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The Great Birmingham Run 2023 is one one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Thousands of runners and participants will descend on the city streets in what is sure to be a fun day.

To make sure everyone involved is safe, many roads across the city will be closed. Details of these closures have been announced, as have updates on getting around Birmingham on public transport.

You can use the tram to get to the Great Birmingham Run. If you’re travelling from a bit further out, you can park at one of the free Park and Ride stations on the West Midlands Metro network to the north of the city.

Transport for West Midlands recommend using the Journey Planner to plan your tram journey, and download the My Metro App to purchase a ticket. Event organisers have wanted participants and spectators to note trams will not run past Bull Street station on the morning of the event.

Instead, you are told to get off at this station and follow the signage to the start area (5-10minute walk). The best way to keep up to date with the trams is by downloading the My Metro app. 

Full list of road closures for Great Birmingham Run 2023

  • Broad Street 4am- 12pm
  • Paradise Circus 8am-12pm
  • Parade 8am-12pm
  • Edward Street 8am-12pm
  • Townsend Way 8am-12pm
  • Clement Street 8am-12pm
  • Sand Pits 8am-12pm
  • Newhall Hill 8am-12pm
  • Frederick Street 8am-12pm
  • Warstone Lane 8am-12pm
  • Caroline Street 8am-12pm
  • Kenyon St 8am-12pm
  •  Mary St 08:00 12:00 
  • Regent Place 8am-12pm
  • Vittoria Street 8am-12pm
  • Graham Street 8am-12pm
  • Brook Street 8am-12pm
  • St Paul’s Square 8am-12pm
  • Charlotte Street 8am-12pm
  • Suffolk St Queensway – off slip towards Holliday St 8am-12pm
  • Holliday Street 8am-12pm
  • Granville Street 8am-12pm
  • Tennant Street 8am-12pm
  • Bishopsgate Street 8am-12pm
  • William Street 8am-12pm
  • Granville Street 8am-12pm
  • Commercial Street 8am-12pm
  • Severn Street 8am-12pm
  • Royal Mail Street 8am-12pm
  • Navigation Street 8am-12pm
  • Hill Street 8am-12pm
  • Station Street 8am-12pm
  • Dudley Street 8am-12pm
  • Edgbaston Street 6am-12.30pm
  • Moat Lane (one lane) –between Edgbaston St & Upper Dean St 6am-12.30pm
  • Upper Dean Street 6am-12.30pm
  • Pershore Street 6am to 4pm
  • Sherlock Street 6am to 4pm 
  • Belgrave Middleway (Roundabout) 6am to 3.30pm 
  • Pershore Road (North of Edgbaston) 6am to 3.30pm 
  • Pershore Road (South of Edgbaston) – to Dog Pool Lane 4am to 3.30pm
  • Priory Road 6am to 3pm 
  • Kensington Road 8am to 3pm
  • Selly Park Road 8am to 3pm
  • Elmdon Road 8am to 3pm
  • Selly Avenue 8am to 3pm
  • Edgbaston Road 6am to 3pm
  • Queen’s Ride 6am to 3pm 
  • Cannon Hill Park 6am to 3pm
  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground 6am to 3pm
  • Gooch Street 6am to 4pm
  • Bissell Street 6am to 4pm
  • Rea Street South 6am to 4pm
  • Rea St 6am to 4pm
  • Cheapside 6am to 4pm
  • Barford Street 6am to 4pm

Are buses running for the Great Birmingham Run 2023?

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According to Transport for West Midlands, buses will be diverted for the Great Birmingham Run. you are advised to check with National Express West Midlands via their social media channels - @nxwestmidlands on Facebook and Twitter.