AJ Bell Great Bristol Run

10k (SOLD OUT)
StandardPrice £34
Half Marathon (SOLD OUT)
StandardPrice £44
Start 9:30 am

This year’s event is officially a sell-out! Both distances are now completely full, and we can’t wait to see everyone on the start line. If you missed out this year, you can sign up to the reminder for the 2025 event below.

There are still a limited number of charity places available, but you’ll need to be quick as they’re going fast. Browse the list of charities below.

Loved by Bristolians and beyond, the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run is known as the best in the South West – and for good reason. Each year, thousands of runners push their perseverance and passion to the limit and take on Bristol’s super-scenic 10k and half marathon routes. If stunning views, inspiring history and graffiti murals are your thing, then the Great Bristol Run is right up your street. Starting in the heart of the city, runners will pass some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and hear the incredible local support all along the route, before a grandstand finish in Millennium Square. But it’s not just the inspiring scenery that attracts runners from far and wide: the fast, flat course also makes this running event perfect for those on the hunt for a new personal best – or just looking to get to the finish line!

In partnership with VI Runners Bristol we are excited to stage the VI Runners 10K Challenge at the event again in 2024, for people registered as severely sight impaired (previously “blind”). Full details can be found on the information page here.

AJ Bell Great Bristol Run entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) and 17+ (Half marathon) on the day of the event.  A booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout. 

2025 Reminder

Sign up below for updates and we’ll notify you when 2025 entries open. We’ll also provide you with useful running information and guidance, special offers, training advice, top tips, and exclusive Great Run Series event updates (you can unsubscribe at any time).

Event Guide

The big day is nearly here, and we want to help you with any event day questions so you can focus on the important things: soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying your run.

All the info you need is in the guide, so we recommend having a read though it to make sure you’re prepared. And do check back on this page regularly for any event updates.


Brooks Shoe Finder

Event Timetable: 19 May 2024

Please note: this is a provisional timetable and is subject to change.

Mascot Race
Family Run start
10k Wheelchair Wave
Visually Impaired Challenge Wave
10k Fast Paced and Orange Wave
10k Green Wave
10k Pink Wave
Half Marathon Orange Wave
Half Marathon Green Wave
Half Marathon Pink Wave

Training Advice

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Bristol Running Routes By Bristol Runners

The true beauty of running in a city as amazing as Bristol is that it gives you the best excuse possible to get outside your door and explore the surrounding areas. If you are getting fed up with plodding your same old route, we’ve teamed up with our on-the-ground running… Read More.

Choosing A Bristol Running Club

With Great Bristol Half Marathon approaching, could joining a running club help with your pace? Read More.

Running pace: what’s ‘good’, what’s ‘bad’ and does it even matter?

“What pace should I be running at?” “What’s a good running pace?” “What’s the average time for a half marathon?” If you’ve ever typed these words into Google wondering whether your pace is ‘good enough’, you’re not alone. Even if you started running purely as a way of feeling fitter… Read More.

How to train for a half marathon

Congratulations – you’ve taken a big step and committed to a half marathon. You’re in good company – half marathons are a popular distance event, and make a perfect next goal to aim for after hitting your 10k stride. There’s no doubt that running 13.1 miles is a challenge, so… Read More.

How long does it take to train for a 10k?

If you’ve signed up for a 10k, huge congratulations. 10ks are the most popular event distance in the UK and make a great step up challenge-wise from a 5k. If you haven’t been well and truly bitten by the running bug, you soon will be…! One of the most daunting… Read More.

Power of Running

We believe in the Power of Running. For Great Run series ambassador and elite athlete, Eilish McColgan, running has always been a part of her life, and the Great Run events have been a proud part of her journey.

Everyone who signs up for the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run is a runner, regardless of finish time, and everyone has their reason for running. In our Power of Running campaign, we are bringing to life some of the amazing stories behind the tens of thousands of runners who line up on the start line each year. Tell us about your running story, and you could be featured in our campaign.

The Course

10k Route
HM Route

Please note: course may be subject to change.

Road Closures

There will be a rolling programme of road closures on event day starting from Anchor Road at 4am. Please click on the link below to view a map with details of the route, road closures and diversions by zone. Roads will be reopened in phases once each section is clear of runners, litter, and event infrastructure. All roads should be reopened by 5pm.

For traffic queries, information about road closures and alternative routes please email travelbristol@greatrun.org.

2024 Finisher Medals


What You Get

We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events. You can choose to forgo a 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 approx. £20,000.

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the forseeable, but you’ll also get:

The Medal

A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies.

The Photos

Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!

The App

Event day tracking and results ready to view on the app shortly after you cross the finish line.

The Discounts

Access to exclusive runners only discounts and offers via the Great Run Rewards platform.

Run for Charity


Choose a charity

Join our team of everyday heroes raising millions for charity. Choose your worthy cause from the list below.
List of Charities

Sign up for a slot

Secure a place with your chosen charity by visiting their website and signing up. Your run makes such a difference.

Start fundraising

Once you’ve secured your place, start fundraising by setting up a page with Enthuse – and watch the money roll in.
Start Fundraising

Fundraising tips

We like to think we know a little about raising money for good causes – let us share our top tips with you.
Get Fundraising Tips

Great Bristol Run

British Heart Foundation is the official charity of the AJ Bell Great Run series this year and we could not be more proud.

When you run for BHF, you can help us achieve our vision of a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. You run for the people you love. You run to help us fund lifesaving research and support people affected by heart and circulatory diseases. You run to help keep families together for longer.

It’s because of you, BHF-funded research is possible. Together, we can make the impossible possible. Thank you.

Find Out More

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

Other Charities

1625 Independent People
Action Tutoring
AidBox Community
Big Yellow Foundation
BRACE Dementia Research
Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire
Coeliac UK
Crisis (Wales)
Cure Leukaemia
Love Running
Missing Link
OTR Bristol
Pandas Foundation
Ripples of Compassion
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Safe Families for Children
Spear Bristol
St Mary Redcliffe Primary School PTFA
Star Scheme
Step Together
Team Mikayla
The Oddballs Foundation
The Robins Foundation
Tree Aid
Women’s Aid
Young Bristol

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