Great Bristol Run
Bristol’s much-loved running event will return to the city’s streets on 25 September 2022.
The Great Bristol Run is an action-packed day of running, with the 10k and Half Marathon events taking place on the same day, along with the Great Bristol Family Run.
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Run Your City
Celebrate everything that’s incredible about Bristol with us in 2022 and RUN YOUR CITY.
Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great Bristol Run this year, one of the UK’s biggest and best running events since 1989.
Starting and finishing in the heart of the city, the route offers stunning running at every turn, taking in some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks including the mesmorising Clifton Suspension Bridge and vibrant waterfront.
It’s a run for everyone, of all ages and abilities, whether it’s your first 10k or your 50th half marathon. An inclusive celebration of running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping. The city comes alive on Great Bristol Run weekend.
We support you from the get-go with training plans & advice, race day prep and motivation every step of the way. We roar you across the finish line and applaud your success in the Millennium Square event village. It’s quite simply the best in the South West.
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.
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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.
Please note course may be subject to change.
The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great Bristol Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.
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What You Get
Before the event
We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…
- Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip
- Access to training plans to keep you on track
- Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors
- Support and advice all the way up to event day
- Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving
- A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey
On Event Day
Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…
- Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route
- Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)
- Closed roads offering a safe running environment
- Food and drink options to refuel
- A shiny new medal*, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
- Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance
- A huge round of applause as you cross the finish
*2021 medals pictured
After the Event
Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…
- Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, 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.
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You may be able to secure a Great Bristol Run charity entry by agreeing to raise sponsorship money for one of our charities below.
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.
Every 15 minutes a child comes into care in the UK. Many will have suffered neglect or abuse; all will experience trauma and loss. Home for Good has an ambitious vision to find a home for every child, where they will be loved, nurtured, and enabled to thrive. We seek to inspire people into welcoming a vulnerable child into their family; to step forward to foster, adopt or become a supported lodgings host. We then journey with them every step of the way – from inspiration right through to post-placement. This involves equipping the local community to offer the wraparound support that they need. Join us in finding a home for every child that needs one.
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
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Genesis Trust Bath
Home Start Uk
Macmillan Cancer Support
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
Soundwell Music Therapy Trust
Southmead Development Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust
The 401 Foundation
The Mariposa Trust
The Roses Theatre
The Royal Marines Charity
Wouldn’t Change a Thing
Young Lives vs Cancer