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Distance Half Marathon
Price £35 (early bird)
Location Bristol
Date 23 September 2018
Age 17 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

Congratulations to all our 2017 finishers, you were amazing! Click here to check your results and for those interested in comparing their Great Run performance with others, check out your Great For You score. 

The 2018 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon is now open, don't miss the early bird offer!

For a limited time only, you'll be able to get your half marathon entry for only £35, so SIGN UP NOW  to secure your place on the start line!

The 2018 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon will return in it’s third year as part of the Great Run Series.

The event comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989 and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a long-held tradition in the national running calendar.

Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must do event with an atmosphere second to none.


Special offer

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Discount information

Up to a 35% discounts available for 2 weeks until midnight on Saturday 30 September.
After this time you can still purchase your photos, at normal prices.

Special offer

The Course

The course will take runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside before entering the city centre.

With an electric atmosphere and music at 10 points along the course as well a cheer point from Children's Hospice South West,  your journey to the finish line will be truly special! 

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Elites

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 37.00
10 mile 51.00 62.00
Half M 69.00 82.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.47.00

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 free elite entry.
Entry Criteria

Club discount

We’re delighted to offer a 20% 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 Half Marathon the discounted entry price is £32 per entry.

If your club would like to take up this offer please contact info@greatrun.org 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 state 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. 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.

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