Great South Run
16 & 17 Oct 2021

The Run

The South coast’s biggest and best running event takes place in Portsmouth over a fast and flat 10 mile route. The Great South Run is part of an incredible weekend of running that also includes the 5k and Junior Mini Great South Run on Saturday (16th).

Entry £46
5k Entry £25

The Countdown is On

Join the return of the South coast’s best running event, famous for its buzzing atmosphere, iconic music and entertainment zones, and a route that takes runners past HMS Victory, Portsmouth’s historic dockyard and the glorious seafront finish.  Whether you do it for the challenge, to fundraise for charity, or simply for fun, Be Your Greatest with us in 2021, the year of the comeback!

This televised event is a popular one and numbers are limited, so get in quick to secure your place on the start line.

Great South Run entries are open to runners aged 14+ (5k) and 16+ (10 mile) on the day of the event.

If you’re an Elite Athlete, you can find out more about Elite entry here.

Book With Confidence

To keep runners safe there will be covid secure measures in place, but the thrill of running the world famous course and the unbeatable feeling of crossing the seafront finish line, will be even more special this year. 

  • All events will be staged with the full support from all key stakeholders, follow the latest government guidance and be compliant to the latest regulations.
  • We will continue to plan right up until the date of the event, and will communicate any changes or updates via email and here on the event page.

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.

If you have any queries, please see our FAQs which should answer any questions you have.

2021 Event Timetable

Saturday 16

5k and Junior and Mini Great South Run Timetable still to be confirmed

Sunday 17

Runners will be allocated an arrival time and a start time – this is included on your run number. Please aim to arrive on site 60 minutes before your start time. This will give you time to use the toilet and baggage facilities.

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Please note roads will close at 09:30 on Sunday which is earlier than usual, and there will be no access to the common past this time. Please use City Centre car parks if necessary.

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Great South Run
Merchandise

We’ve created a range of Great South Run merchandise for 2021, available to buy now from the Great Run shop.

Great South Run
EQUANS Business Challenge

If you and a group of colleagues want to take on a running event together, for charity, a fitness goal or perhaps just have fun as a team, why not enter a team into the EQUANS Business Challenge at the next Great South Run.

What Our
Runners Say

I truly believe it's all about believing in yourself. My only regret is I didn't do this event years ago.
They come out and give their support 100%
It was amazing to be a part of an event with so many others raising money for charity. The setting and atmosphere is always great!
Received amazing support throughout my training from Great Run.
Perfect event! Locals along the route are amazing!
Really well organised, so slick and great atmosphere despite weather!
So amazing - it makes me feel emotional thinking about how good the event was.
Best in the world. This event cannot get better.
The route was great, it was filled with supporters and the atmosphere was amazing!
Everything about the event is great and getting even better each year...
First class all round. Cannot fault.


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The Route

The fast and flat 10mile course is steeped in history, passing naval landmarks, cathedrals and castles. Experience Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, running past the incredible HMS Victory and complete your 10mile challenge at the seafront finish line.

Entry £46
5k Entry £25

The Route

Please note course may be subject to change.

10 Mile Start & Finish
10 Mile Route
5k Route

Make sure you know every section of your 10-mile run – here’s your essential run-through presented by Kris Temple.

 

The Reward

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 South 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.

Entry £46
5k Entry £25

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

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.

Exclusive Offers

Take advantage of some exclusive offers for Great South Run entrants.

CLIF Training Pack

Building on a successful partnership over the last two years we are delighted to announce the return of CLIF as our official sports nutrition partner…

Exclusive 15% Off!

Enter the code GR15 at checkout for an exclusive 15% off the entire Runderwear range - including our award-winning running underwear, socks and bras.

Electric Vehicle Charging Offer

GeniePoint are excited to offer an exclusive discount on the GeniePoint public network to all runners. As a Great Run Series runner, you can register…

15% off Caring Range

GET 15% OFF our caring range with the code RUNNER15 at checkout on NURSEM.CO.UK Offer valid 13th August to 30th October 2021. Offer cannot be…

SWR Rewards

As a way to say, well done, please have access to SWR Rewards. Sourced by us and local to you, you’ll find incredible days out,…

Make It Personal

Why not celebrate your run with a personalised iTAB medal attachment? Your iTAB will be engraved with your name and finish time and fits perfectly onto the ribbon of your Great South Run medal. Just £7.99 including postage and packing

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.

Entry £46
5k Entry £25

Great South Run Charities

You may be able to secure a charity entry by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.

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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When you run for the BHF, you run to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. You run for the people you love. You run for mums, for dads, for brothers, for sisters, for friends, for loved ones. You run to fund research that helps to keep families together. One life saving breakthrough at a time.

Champions like you have helped get them this far - heart transplants, clot busting drugs, genetic testing and so much more. So join the BHF, and fix your eyes on the finish line. Because together, you can beat heartbreak forever.

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With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen.

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Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy, your determination to help us find a cure. We know that training for a run isn’t easy. But we need you to beat that snooze button, beat the weather, beat the wall – beat everything that stands between you and the finish line.

Run for us and join the race to beat dementia.

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Join Team NSPCC at one of our fantastic Great Runs! We’ll be there for you every step of the way, from fundraising to cheering you along the course. Set your next Challenge - choose your distance and location and sign up today. By joining us, you'll be fighting for every childhood and changing lives. That's what we call a personal best.

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The Stroke Association are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible. There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes. We believe in life after stroke and rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. With your support, together we can conquer stroke. and prevent stroke.

Find out more

There are also charity places available with:

 

A Smile for a Child
Action Against Medical Accidents
Action Bladder Cancer UK
Addison’s Disease Self Help Group
Adopt South
Ben
Blesma
Carers Trust
Carers UK
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children on the Edge
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cure Leukaemia
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Different Strokes
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Encephalitis Society
Fanconi Hope
Fly Navy Heritage Trust
George’s Rockstars
Go Commando
Haemochromatosis UK
HEART
Homestart UK
Hounds for Heroes
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
The Lockton Charitable Trust
Lord’s Taverners
Mental Health UK
MHA
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Naomi House
No Limits
nurtureuk
Oarsome Chance
PKD Charity
The RAF Benevolent Fund
Royal British Legion Industries
Rowans Hospice
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Royal College of Surgeons
Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity
Run 4 Cancer
Sands
Shine
Solent Mind
Steps
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Charlie Gard Foundation
The Gurkha Welfare Trust
The Henry Allen Trust
The Mariposa Trust
The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education
The Royal Marines Charity
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
The Seafarers’ Charity
The WrightAid Foundation
UK Sepsis Trust
Wave 105 Cash for Kids
Wheelpower
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices
World Bicycle Relief

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Great South Run

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