Great Birmingham Run launches in the city

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This year's Bupa Great Birmingham Run officially launches today.

The 13.1 mile run will take place on October 21. Six-time Paralympic god medallist, David Weir, will be taking part along with around 18,000 other runners.

The half-marathon is the biggest in the Midlands, with runners taking in some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Bullring, the Cadbury’s factor in Bourneville and Edgbaston Cricket Ground.