How do I apply for my own place?Back to top
Public registration for the 2013 Great Birmingham Run is open at the official race website.
Once you have secured a place in the run, and you have paid your registration fee and received confirmation of your place from the race organisers, you can join Team Macmillan by filling in our online form and we will send you out a fundraising and training pack and a Macmillan running top.
There is no minimum sponsorship amount that you need to raise if you secure your own place, we just ask you to raise as much as you can.
How do I apply for a Macmillan guaranteed place?Back to top
To apply for a charity place in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run you will need to fill out a guaranteed place application form. Once you have completed the form please send it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 0800 007 3525, or post to Team Macmillan, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ.
We will contact you within three working days to confirm your place.
We ask everyone on a Team Macmillan guaranteed charity place to raise a minimum £250 in sponsorship for Macmillan Cancer Support.
How much sponsorship do I have to raise?Back to top
Charity guaranteed place runners
We ask all of our guaranteed place runners to pledge to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship for the Great Birmingham Run. This will be due in one month after the event (20 November 2013). Please make all cheques payable to 'Macmillan Cancer Support' and send to:
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Own place runners
If you have secured your own place then we just ask you to raise as much as possible. We will provide you with the same level of care and support that our guaranteed place runners receive.
What is your 'own place'?Back to top
Your 'own place' means that you have registered for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run directly with the race organisers through their website www.greatrun.org. Plus you would have paid an entry fee directly to the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.
You will then receive an email from the Bupa Great Birmingham Run race organisers (Nova International) stating that you have a place in this event.
If this is the case, congratulations and we'd be delighted for you to join Team Macmillan. Please regsiter using our online form, or contact us with your details.
What is a 'charity guaranteed place'?Back to top
A 'charity guaranteed place' means that you have completed a guaranteed charity place application form. We will notify you by phone to confirm that your application was successful.
Has my 'own place' application been successful?Back to top
The Bupa Great Birmingham Run organisers will contact you directly to let you know that you have been successful in obtaining a place in the 2012 event. If you have any queries please contact them directly by either calling 0845 389 2200 or emailing email@example.com
What kind of support will Macmillan give me?Back to top
When you join Team Macmillan, we'll provide you with:
- a full fundraising and training pack
- a sponsorship form
- your free Team Macmillan running vest or T-shirt
- regular newsletters, keeping you up to date with Team Macmillan News
- the loudest and most supportive cheers from renowned cheer-points on race day
- and you’ll receive a VIP reception with plenty of refreshments at our post-race hospitality tent!
Most importantly, we'll provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising. Because you'll know that your efforts are going towards improving the lives of people affected by cancer in the UK now and far into the future.
Will Macmillan help me with my training?Back to top
Of course! When you sign up to run the Bupa Great Birmingham Run with Team Macmillan we’ll provide you with a comprehensive half marathon training pack and regular newsletters full of top training tips, including advice from our Team Macmillan patrons. We will also advise you of other useful sources of information to help you prepare for the big day.
What happens if I or a team member gets injured?Back to top
If you or any of your team mates get injured while training we recommend you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to run.
If you do need to withdraw you will need to inform the Bupa Great Birmingham Run race organisers as soon as possible. Please also let Macmillan know so that we can advise you about transferring your place.
How do I collect my race number and running chip?Back to top
Your official race number and timing chip will be sent to you directly from the Bupa Great Birmingham Run race organisers approximately two weeks before the event.
If you have any queries please contact them directly by either calling 0845 389 2200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find more specific information?Back to top
Visit the Great Run website at www.greatrun.org for accommodation suggestions, course map and much more. If you have any queries please contact them directly by either calling 0845 389 2200 or emailing email@example.com.