Great Bristol Run

Great Bristol Run

The Run

Good luck to everyone taking part in this year’s Great Bristol Run, we hope you have an amazing day. Entries are now closed, but if you’re keen to join us in 2023 you can sign up to our reminder service.

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2022 Event Guide

The Great Bristol Run event guide has all of the information and useful details you need for the big day, from getting to the start, to what to expect along the route. We highly recommend you take time to read through it to ensure you’re race ready.

Good Luck Bristol!

Good luck to all runners this weekend. Soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the on-course entertainment and celebrate as you cross the finish line! Don’t forget to come back and check out your official event photos and results from the day after the event.

If you want to stay up to date with the plans for next year, sign up to our 2023 Great Bristol Run reminder service.

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.

Your Run Number

Run numbers are being posted to entrants. Once you have your run number, you’re all set for race day, simply attach with safety pins and head for the start line. If your run number hasn’t arrived, don’t worry, you can visit the information point to collect a replacement. The information point will be located in Millennium Square and open on Saturday 23rd  from 10:00am to 16:00pm and from 08:00am on Sunday.

Please note: If you secure your entry after 10:00am on Friday 16 September your number must be collected from the information point. Your start time/wave colour will be allocated there. Those with the faster estimated running times will be allocated to the earlier waves.

Travel

When travelling to the event we suggest making use of the public transport options available on the day. Do leave plenty of time to get to the start line as there will be a number of road closures in place for the weekend. You can see a full list here.

You can plan your journey by public transport below. A regular Park & Ride service (Service no 903) will also operate from Long Ashton from 06:00am on Sunday, you can view the timetable here. If you are travelling by bike, Better By Bike will help you plan your route and find parking.

Event Timetable

Below is the Great Bristol Run timetable and wave start times. Please note, this may be subject to change and we will communicate your specific wave colour, assembly and start times on your run number.

General
09:20

Warm up

Wheelchair Race
09:25

10k Wheelchair race start

VI Race
09:28

VI Race start

Orange Wave
09:30

10k Start Wave 1

Green Wave
09:37

10k Start Wave 2

Pink Wave
09:44

10k Start Wave 3

General
10:20

Half Marathon warm up

Orange Wave
10:30

Half Marathon Wave 1

Green Wave
10:40

Half Marathon Wave 2

Pink Wave
10:50

Half Marathon Wave 3

General
09:20

Warm up

Wheelchair Race
09:25

10k Wheelchair race start

VI Race
09:28

VI Race start

Orange Wave
09:30

10k Start Wave 1

Green Wave
09:37

10k Start Wave 2

Pink Wave
09:44

10k Start Wave 3

General
10:20

Half Marathon warm up

Orange Wave
10:30

Half Marathon Wave 1

Green Wave
10:40

Half Marathon Wave 2

Pink Wave
10:50

Half Marathon Wave 3

Live Photos

Your official photos from the Great Bristol Run will be going LIVE from the moment you pass a Marathon Photos Live photographer, at various points along the course. Share your run number with your friends and family and they can register here to be notified as soon as your first photos are available online.

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What Our
Runners Say

Bristol, I love you so much and Great Run what a fantastic experience you gave me for my very first race, I will be back!
Very well organized event, Great Run do a fantastic job. Nice medal and goodie bag, well supported route. It’s a staple in the run calendar
A great experience that must be tried by anyone who likes to run! Fast & flat, its ideal for achieving that PB! Great views of the city
I’d definitely recommend this race to anyone looking to do a 10k race and get the feel for a ‘big’ running event
Loved everything about it, the support, course, medal. One of my favourite runs
Great Run organized a fantastic event that I will never forget. Can’t wait for next year
I truly believe it's all about believing in yourself. My only regret is I didn't do this event years ago


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The Route

The 10k and Half Marathon routes showcase some of Bristol’s best bits!

 

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The Course

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.

Route Maps

Please note: Route may be subject to change.

10k Route
HM Route
Start & Finish

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The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line!

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Exclusive Offers

Take advantage of exclusive offers for Great Bristol Run entrants.

20% discount

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What You Get

Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable. 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 Great Bristol Run medal, an exclusive 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.

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Run For Charity

If you are looking to run to raise money for a charity close to your heart or help to support a good cause there are hundreds of charity running places available to choose from.

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Start Fundraising

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
Charities

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other Charities

1625 Independent People
Ambassadors Football
AngelmanUK
Brigstowe
Bristol Mind
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Cleft
CMV Action
CUREUsher
English Heritage
Genesis Trust Bath
Go Commando
Hft
Home Start Uk
Horatio’s Garden
Horseworld
Macmillan Cancer Support
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
OTR Bristol
Ovacome
PAPYRUS
Soundwell Music Therapy Trust
Southmead Development Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust
The 401 Foundation
The Mariposa Trust
The Roses Theatre
The Royal Marines Charity
Winstons Wish
Women’s Aid
Wouldn’t Change a Thing
WWF UK
Young Lives vs Cancer

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Family Run

The day of running is not just for grown ups,
why not get your little people involved too in the Great Bristol Family Run?

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