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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.


Please see below for the 2018 event day timetable:

Time Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k
07:30 Event village opens to public (baggage services, toilets and information point)
08:30 Start assembly area opens 
09:15 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k wheelchair race
09:17 Warm-up for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k starts
09:30 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (ORANGE WAVE)
09:43 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (WHITE WAVE)
09:56 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (GREEN WAVE)
10:07 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (PINK WAVE)
10:25 Presentations take place for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k
12:30 Assembly area opens for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Family Run
12:42 Warm-up for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Family Run starts
12:45 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Family Run

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Club Runners

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K must meet one of the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2016.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC, road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered elite free entry

Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

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.

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.


Club Discount

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.

The Great Run Club Challenge is open to UK athletics and running clubs affiliated to their home country athletics association.  Athletes must be registered club members (checks will be made).

Scoring: Four women + Four men.   Winner will be the team with the lowest combined finish time.   Clubs are encouraged to enter as many athletes as possible (athletes must indicate that they are a club member on the online entry form, drop down box).  The first 4 men and first 4 women will be counted

Position Club Team
1st  £400 + 8 entries into 2019 event
2nd  8 free entries into 2019 event


Great Club Challenge

Prize money is available for British athletes at this event 

Position Women  Men
1st  £200 + entry in 2019 event £200 + entry in 2019 event
2nd  £100 + entry in 2019 event £100 + entry in 2019 event
3rd  £50 + entry in 2019 event £50 + entry in 2019 event
4th  6 month Athletics Weekly Sub 6 month Athletics Weekly Sub
5th  6 month Athletics Weekly Sub 6 month Athletics Weekly Sub
Prize Money

Exclusive offer

As part of our partnership with Science in Sport everyone who enters the event will have the opportunity to claim a free introduction pack from Science in Sport containing 10 Isotonic Energy Gels.

Look out for the SiS link in your entry confirmation email to redeem this great offer, or if you have already entered an event you can contact for further details.

Exclusive offer

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

Great Runners Welcome Here

To find out how to take advantage of the free Great Runners Welcome Here offers linked to your event click here.

Your Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k offers:

  • Bristol Ferry Boats

    Participants travel for free, friends and family receive £1 discount off all fares upon presentation of the event app. Valid 13/5/18
    Bristol Community Ferry Boats Ltd
    44 The Grove
    City Centre
    City Centre