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Distance 10K
Price £30 per entry
Location Bristol
Date 13 May 2018
Age 15 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k

Entries for the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k on Sunday 13 May are now open!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of one of Britain's biggest 10ks that makes the most of Bristol's picturesque backdrop.

Entries for the 2017 event sold out so sign up today to guarantee your place on the start line and avoid disappointment.

The Course

Starting on Anchor Road near Millennium Square and Bristol Cathedral it runs parallel to the historic Bristol Harbour before continuing along Avon Gorge and taking in the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. The return route takes in Spike Island and the Cumberland Basin before passing the soaring Gothic St Mary Redcliffe, finishing on Anchor Road close to the start line so that runners can meet up with family and friends and make the most of the bars, restaurants and attractions at the Harbourside.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Club discount

We’re delighted to offer a 15% block-purchase discount on the standard entry fee for members of clubs affiliated to England, Scottish or Welsh Athletics or the British Triathlon Federation. This offer is available to clubs purchasing 20 or more places in the event.

For the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k the discounted entry price is £25.50 per entry.

If your club would like to take up this offer please contact and include the following details: Club name and address, plus a name, email address and daytime phone number of the club ‘administrator’ of this offer. Finally, please add the number of entries the club wishes to purchase.

Please read the terms and conditions for this offer, general terms and conditions of entry into a Great Run event also apply.


Club discounts

A nominated representative of the club will be set up as an ‘administrator’ and will be granted access to the Great Run Token Management System.

Payment can be made by BACS, credit/debit card, or by cheque. Great Run Customer Services will be able to advise on the details of each payment option.

Once full payment has been received the entry ‘tokens’ will be released and the club administrator will be able to log onto the Great Run Token Management System and forward individual club colleagues an entry token via email. Each and every runner must click on the link and complete the online entry process in order to secure their entry. Receipt of the token email does not constitute a completed entry.

If athlete names are not yet confirmed, block bookings can be paid for in advance and tokens can be forwarded to individuals at a later date. Additional entries can be brought in multiples of 5 or more.

A benefit of this Token Management System is that you are able to actively manage your places up to four weeks before the event date. If a runner registers via an entry token but is subsequently unable to run, you can cancel their entry token and re-issue it to a replacement runner.  Please note this will only be possible up until the mail out of race packs has started.

The discount offer will close six weeks prior to the event date, or sooner if the event capacity is reached. After this point, and if the event is still open for entry, club runners will still be able to enter the race by paying the standard entry price.  Any tokens already bought can still be used up until the event entry deadline.

How will it be managed?

Event Location

If ever there was a city with a story to tell, it’s Bristol.  Enveloped in the hills of South West England, it has a distinctive identity that outrivals anywhere else. Grounded in roots from centuries past, passionate locals and spirited fans have helped carve out its character ever since.

It’s not hard to see why writers, film directors, artists, actors, scientists, musicians and architects have sought inspiration here.

Famed for its passionate character and its maritime history, and for the acres of parkland and sustainable approach that earned it European Green Capital status, Bristol has created its own distinctive identity.

Year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy of every flavour in rejuvenated warehouses and behind secret doorways, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art, Bristol doesn’t just buzz, it thumps.

Compact enough to get around on foot, yet big enough to boast an exciting line-up of entertainment, Bristol has much to offer.

About Bristol

Bristol is one of seven European cities to be awarded the annual title of European City of Sport.

European City of Sport will bring together the best of what the city is already doing to support and celebrate sport with additional events or campaigns for 2017.

Across Bristol there are a wide array of groups and organisations involved in delivering sports to local people and communities, and the aim is for everyone to work together throughout the year to highlight opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Cities are judged on their sporting facilities, residents' level of participation, the success of local teams and sporting events.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “We want to use our year as a European City of Sport as a platform to talk about how we can improve Bristol as an international sporting destination and help make sport more accessible for people who live here.

“Whilst we are proud to be one of the cities with the highest participation rates in sport and active recreation there is still plenty that we can do to improve our international sporting profile, make sure that we local people have access to facilities and making sure that everyone is able to take part.

“Not only is sport and being active a great way of improving our physical health but it has also been proven to improve our general mental wellbeing.”

Councillor Estella Tincknell, Deputy Mayor of Bristol, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k back to the city during our year as a European City of Sport.

"The race is a highlight in our sporting calendar and is growing in popularity year on year. It's great to see so many inspirational athletes already showing their support for this year's event, I hope their participation will inspire others to sign up and take on the challenge.

“Sport has so many important roles to play in our city. It's the activity that helps maintain and improve our health, the unifying bond that brings communities together and it provides opportunities for people, particularly children and young people, to learn and develop skills that will help them towards future success.

"I hope that by hosting events such as the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k we can all share in the benefits that sport has to offer.”

A list of sport and activity clubs from every ward in the city can be found here.

Bristol European City Of Sport 2017

This Mum Runs

This Mum Runs is an inclusive, social running community whose mission is to help women feel happier and healthier.

With women leading such busy lives, filled with school runs, meetings, bedtime chaos and everything else in between, we understand that looking after their own health and well-being slips down the priority list.

We believe ‘Me time’ should not be relegated to locking yourself in the loo for five minutes to get some peace or enjoying a solo trip to the supermarket!

We offer both free runs and paid-for programmes, based around family friendly times. We aren’t about speed and Garmin watches, instead we focus on providing women with the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy some headspace and proper time to themselves.

So far, over 8000 Mums across Bristol and Bath have been inspired to get their trainers on and go out for a run with us and, most importantly, they’re sticking with it.

Members of the community will be taking part in both the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k and Family Mile event, so why not come and join us?

Why not join them on Sunday 13th May 2018?


This Mum Runs


If you're looking for travel options to this year's Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k then you're in the right place! There are plenty of options to choose from including park and ride, ferry and bus services. 


Event day park and ride facilities will be operational for both runners, spectators and visitors to the city. Both Brislington and Long Ashton will be open from 07:00 until 15:10. 

Brislington will continue to operate a later service with the last bus arriving back at the park and ride site at 18:23.

Please note: Portway Park and Ride will NOT be operational on the day of the event.

Ticket options


  • Adult return £3 - up to 2 children (aged 15 years old and over) can travel for free with each fare paying adult, any additional children are charged at the child return rate of £1.50.
  • Group ticket £8 – vaild for travel of up to 5 passengers (adults or children) traveling together. 

Long Ashton

  • Adult return £3 - up to 2 children (aged 15 years old and over) can travel for free with each fare paying adult, any additional children are charged at the child return rate of £1.
  • Group ticket £4 – vaild for travel of 2 - 7 passengers (adults or children) traveling together.

Long Ashton (903) will stop at Jacob’s Wells Road before 11:30am and Hotwell Road after 11:30am, and Brislington (904) will stop at Redcliffe Way, stop Tn.

See Park and Ride map (printable PDF) >

Visit the First Group website for further details >

Park and Ride

The cross harbour ferry service (Number Seven Boat Trips) will be running a free ferry service across the harbour for the 10k to enable people to get over to the SS Great Britain and Spike Island.  The free service will run until 14:00 and after that they’ll be running the service at a reduced rate of 50p per trip. 

For more information click here >

Runners and spectators will also be able to travel using Bristol Ferry Boats who will be running consistently throughout the entire event, from Temple Meads, City Centre and Hotwells all day long from 10am until 6pm.

Keep up to date with their travel service here >

Ferry Service

Road closures
There will be a rolling program of road closures starting from Anchor Road at 04:00 on Sunday 7 May 2017 in order to ensure a safe running route for the 12,000 runners taking part. All roads should be reopened by 16:00.
Please click here for more details of the route, road closures and diversions >

Roads will be reopened in phases once each section is clear of runners, litter and event infrastructure. During the road closure vehicular access will not be possible. Unless otherwise stated or pre-agreed. We appreciate that road closures can cause some inconvenience but your cooperation would be appreciated in assisting the City of Bristol to host this prestigious sporting event.
For traffic queries, information about road closures and alternative routes please email

Tow away information
For safety reasons, vehicular movement will not be possible during the event and we are also asking residents/ businesses not to park on roads used for the event course during road closure times. Tow away will be in operation on some sections of the roads where parking bays have been suspended and clearly marked. If your vehicle is left in an area affected by the uplift and is towed away on Sunday 7 May, you should contact 0117 903 8070 to establish where it has been moved to, should this happen you will NOT be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice and there will be no charge. 

We apologise for any inconvenience that this event may cause you. Event stewards and course staff will assist traffic, businesses, and residents wherever possible on the day of the event. If you have any questions or queries please contact

By car
We strongly recommend that you use the Park and Ride service available, however should you need to travel to the event by car please see the below information regarding city centre car parks or take a look at the car park map.
Please note: that due to road closures your usual route to the car park may not be possible. The following central multi story car parks will be open and accessible to the public on Sunday 7May 2017:

1- Trenchard Street - Entrance from Lodge Street and Trenchard Street (Open 24 hrs)
2- West End - Entrance from Jacobs Wells Rd and Triangle South (Open 24 hrs) 
3- St James Barton (Open 24 hrs)
4- Rupert Street (Open 24 hrs)
5- Cabot Circus (Car park open 24 Hrs, shopping open 11am until 5pm)
6-Nelson St (Open 24 hrs)


Road closures

Due to road closures there will be a number of alterations to bus services within the city. Signs at bus stops will indicate the nearest alternative. Please visit for more information.

Please be aware that due to the football match taking place at Ashton Gate on Sunday 7 May, some of the normal services may be affected.

Take a look at their website for full details on travel options around the Football Club >

Bus services


Bristol Airport will be operating as normal but you may need to allow extra time for your journey and take an alternative route. 


Train services will be operating as normal, however please allow additional time to get to and from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. We also recommend checking with national rail enquires should there be any engineering works taking place that may delay your journey.  

Airport & Trains

We strongly recommend that you use the Park and Ride service available, however should you need to travel to the event by car please see the below information regarding city centre car parks or take a look at the car park map.

Please note: that due to road closures your usual route to the car park may not be possible. The following central multi story car parks will be open and accessible to the public on Sunday 7 May 2017:

1 – Trenchard Street
Entrance from Lodge Street and Trenchard Street
Open 24 hrs 

2 – West End 
Entrance from Jacobs Wells Rd and Triangle South
Open 24 hrs 

3- St James Barton 
Open 24 hrs

4- Rupert Street
Open 24 Hrs

5- Cabot Circus
Car Park open 24 Hrs
Shopping Open 11am until 5pm

6-Nelson St
Open 24 hrs

7- NCP Queen Charlotte St
Open 24 hours

By car