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Distance 10 Miles
Price £41 per entry
Location Southsea, Portsmouth
Date 23 October 2016

Great South Run

Experience the iconic sights of the South coast on 23 October for the World's leading 10 mile running event, the Great South Run!

The fast and flat course takes you through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home of HMS Victory, past Spinnaker Tower, and finishes on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight.

The weekend also includes the Great South Run 5k and the Junior and Mini Great South Run, which are staged the day before the 10 mile event.



Timetable

Time Great South Run - Sunday 23 October
07:00 Car parking on Southsea Common and information point opens
07:30 Baggage room opens
09:00 Start assembly area open
10:15 Great South Run elite women’s race start
10:20 Fast-paced runners and ORANGE wave warm-up
10:35 Great South Run elite men and ORANGE wave start
10:38 WHITE wave warm-up
10:48 Start of WHITE wave
10:55 GREEN wave warm-up
11:05 Start of GREEN wave

*NB. All times are provisional and may be subject to change in the lead up to the event

The Course

COURSE MAP

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Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, before entering the Historic Dockyard. Here you’re granted permission to run past the Royal Navy’s current naval ships, and some of the most famous in the world – including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum.

After exiting the Dockyard you reach the halfway point on Winston Churchill Avenue, before making your way back towards Southsea Common, where you’ll complete the final two miles on the scenic seafront.

The course is steeped in history dating as far back as 1212 and features charity cheering points, boost zones, bands on the run and unrivalled support from local residents and spectators.

Watch the Great South Run course guide on YouTube

Course Map

Event location

With the perfect blend of historic and modern sights, there is something for everyone in Portsmouth and Southsea.

If you are looking for things to do in the popular waterfront city, why not take a trip up Spinnaker Tower? At 170 metres high you will experience beautiful views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, head for a walk around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and marvel at HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum, which houses Henry VIII’s flagship that sank in 1545.

For more ideas on things to do in Portsmouth you can go to: www.visitportsmouth.co.uk

About Portsmouth

Shop, eat and enjoy!  

Set against the stunning backdrop of Portsmouth Harbour, Gunwharf Quays offers a unique and memorable shopping experience. Discover over 90 premium retail outlet stores offering famous brand names with incredible savings all year round including Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Joules.  

And when it’s time to relax and unwind from all that shopping, Gunwharf Quays has over 30 restaurant, bars and cafes to enjoy including Jamie’s Italian, Wagamama and Loch Fyne.  

For more information on Gunwharf Quays and how to find us visit www.gunwharf-quays.com, or find us on Facebook.    

Elites

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Great South Run 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

We offer overall prize money and British only prize money. Prize money will only be awarded to elite athletes not athletes who run fast times from the mass start.

*British athletes can collect both prize structures.

OVERALL BRITISH ONLY
  Men Women   Men Women
1 $800.00 $800.00 1 $2000.00 $2000.00
2 $500.00 $500.00 2 $1500.00 $1500.00
3 $300.00 $300.00 3 $1000.00 $1000.00
      4 $750.00 $750.00
      5 $500.00 $500.00

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email andy.nixon@thegreatruncompany.com 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.

Prize Structure

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 Great South Run offers:

  • Oliver Sweeney

    10 Miles on your feet? It's time for a treat. Receive 15% off any purchase at Oliver Sweeney, from socks to shoes. Offer valid 23/10 - 31/10 at Oliver Sweeney Gunwharf Quays. Not valid on gift vouchers, repairs or Sweeney Tattoo.
    Unit 12, Central Square
    Gunwharf Quays
    Portsmouth
    Portsmouth
    PO1 3TW


  • wonderbra playtex shock absorber

    buy one get one half price on all shock absorber sports bra's from Friday 21st October - Sunday 23rd October inclusive
    unit 104 canalside
    gunwharf quays
    portsmouth
    portsmouth
    hampshire
    po1 3tz


  • The Southsea Brewing Co.

    Something exciting - watch this space or call in and ask us!
    The Southsea Brewing Company
    Casemate 7, Southsea Castle
    Clarence Esplanade
    Southsea
    Hampshire
    PO5 3PA


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