AJ Bell Great Bristol Run
What Makes it Great?
£10 off your next Great Run if you refer a friendFind Out More
Start & finish in the heart of the city
Brand new on course entertainment zones
Bespoke medal and (optional) t-shirt, finishers' pack and runner rewardsFind Out More
Access to free training plans and support
Free event day tracking app
Each year, thousands of runners push their perseverance and passion to the limit and take on the super-scenic 10k and half marathon routes at the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run. If stunning views, inspiring history and graffiti murals are your thing, then the Great Bristol Run is right up your street. But it’s not just the inspiring scenery that attracts runners from far and wide: the fast, flat course also makes this event perfect for those on the hunt for a new personal best – or just looking to get to the finish line!
Great Bristol Run entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) and 17+ (Half marathon) on the day of the event.
If you have any queries about Great Run events, see our FAQ section here.
Entry price Includes booking fee (£2 per entry)
Please note: this is a provisional timetable and is subject to change. We will communicate your specific wave colour,assembly and start time on your run number.
AJ Bell Great Bristol Run
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The 10k route starts in the city centre and takes runners past the vibrant waterfront before crossing on to Spike Island, through Wapping Wharf and a loop around the beautiful Queen Square which marks the half way point – runners then cross over into Redcliffe before rounding the historical Castle Park on a final section through Old City, before the grandstand finish on Anchor Road.
The Half marathon route takes runners past the vibrant waterfront and out along the beautiful and peaceful Avon Gorge passing under the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, before joining the 10k route at Spike Island.
What You Get
Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…
- A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
- A shiny new, special edition AJ Bell Great Bristol Run medal, an exclusive (optional) finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
- Official event day photos available to view and purchase on event day, so smile for the cameras!
- Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
- Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.
We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events for 2023. You can choose to forgo you finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Find out more here.
We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.
Official Online Fundraising Partner, Enthuse, supports each Great Run event with an official branded fundraising platform to provide the best experience for you and the charities you support.
Set up your page today to support your favourite cause!
Great Bristol Run
You may be able to secure a Great Bristol Run charity entry by agreeing to raise sponsorship money for one of our charities below.
Mind is delighted to be the official charity of the AJ Bell Great run series this year.
We’re Mind. We’re here to fight for mental health. We produce trusted information all about mental health problems. We support people through our helplines and online Side by Side community. We campaign with the government to get a better deal on mental health. And we speak out when something isn’t right, demanding mental health support respects our rights. There’s so much we do – and we couldn’t do it without you, so thank you.
Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.
The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let’s make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.
St Peter’s Hospice is the Bristol area’s only adult Hospice. We care for local patients with life-limiting illnesses and their family members. Our care is provided free of charge at the point of service, however, it costs over £20,000 a day to provide all the incredible services that we do, in people’s homes, at our Hospice in Brentry, and across the greater Bristol community. We rely on our retails shops, gifts in wills and local people to fundraise for us. Running for your Hospice is a great way to support! For more information, visit our website.
We recognise that it takes more than medicine to meet the needs of cancer patients and their loved ones. For over 40 years we have provided people in Bristol with free practical, emotional and social support they need to improve their quality of life and to manage the fear and uncertainty that a cancer diagnosis may bring. People with cancer are feeling more isolated and afraid than ever before but with your help we can be there for them. By running and fundraising for us, you can ensure our services keep going. Together we can change life with cancer. For good.
1625 Independent People
BRACE Dementia Research
Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire
Macmillan Cancer Support
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
RAF Benevolent Fund
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
The 401 Foundation
Young Lives vs Cancer