Great South Run
15 & 16 Oct 2022

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 Great South 5k and Junior Mini Great South Run on Saturday.

5k Entry £25
10 Mile Entry £46

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Run Your City

Celebrate everything that’s incredible about Portsmouth with us in 2022 and RUN YOUR CITY. 

Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great South Run this year, the world’s most famous 10-mile run for over 30 years.  Starting and finishing on the glorious seafront, the event provides stunning running at every turn with breathtaking views of the Isle of Wight.  The route offers a run through history passing iconic landmarks including the Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory and Southsea Castle. 

With entertainment zones that celebrate local character, incredible crowd support, and rocking music at every mile, it’s a party atmosphere from start to finish.  It’s a run for everyone, from locals to celebrated athletes, whether it’s your first event or your 50th.  An inclusive celebration of running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping.  Portsmouth comes alive on Great South 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 event village.  It’s an event day experience like no other.  

 

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

If you have any queries about Great Run events, see our FAQ section here.

 

British Heart Foundation GSR

Great South Run
Merchandise

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

What Our
Runners Say

Amazing run through a historic city, great support from the enthusiastic spectators, great finish line
An awesome event with such history – amazing to see people who have run every single year still doing the full 10-miles! The course if fantastic
The course scenery, location and atmosphere are spectacular. If travelling to the event I would recommend having a long weekend
I love this event. It is one of my annual races now. The route it flat with a nice sea view at the start and end of the course
I have done the Great South Run three times. I love this race and would recommend it. My children have also done the Junior race. Lovely run, lovely views
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!


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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.

5k Entry £25
10 Mile Entry £46

Enter on our official booking partner

The Route

Please note course may be subject to change.

Start & Finish Map
10 Mile Route
5k Route

The Course

Prepare to be entertained from start to finish by a host of live music and local legends, our very own Beats Boost zone and the high-energy Wave 105 crew. Also on route, you will pass the brand-new Thank You Zone which will recognise the incredible efforts, throughout the pandemic, of our NHS heroes, fundraisers, teachers, supermarket workers, care home carers, sports coaches, mental health guardians, and many more.

With 10 entertainment zones and 3 charity cheering squads, we’ll have you bopping, clapping, singing, and running from start to finish.

This year, courtesy of our Official Hydration Partner, Highland Spring, there will be 2 Highland Spring Hydration Stations water stations available out on the course to keep you hydrated as you go.

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

 

What3Words

Exact race day locations can be really hard to describe, especially when it comes to different start areas and places without traditional addresses – like the bag drop, water stations and the finishers’ village. That’s why we’re using what3words (find our how to use what3words here).

Your Great South Run what3word locations

Location for Assembly Zone is: sheets.pads.proven

Location for Start Line is: locals.pest.losses

Location for Baggage Drop is: senses.wage.number

Location for Information Point is: tables.latest.gravy

Location for Finish Line is: menu.tests.lost

Location for Charity Village is: across.groups.person

Location for the Meeting Point is: joined.dart.served

Location for Medical point is: venues.menu.movies

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.

5k Entry £25
10 Mile Entry £46

Enter on our official booking partner

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.

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

Exclusive Offers

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

20% discount

We’re delighted to bring you a 20% discount from Gym+Coffee, the Official Activewear Partner of the Great Run Series. To redeem, simply use the code…

CLIF Bar Prize Draw

CLIF Bar® is offering two lucky winners of each 2022 Great Run Series event a bundle of CLIF nutrition. Each winner will receive 2 x…

60% off your first box

Get ready for your race by cooking delicious meals with HelloFresh. Discover 37 different recipes every week, from Calorie Smart dishes and quick 20-minute dinners…

15% off

Runderwear – the UK’s No.1 seamless underwear and bra brand – are giving all Great Run runners an exclusive 15% off*! Just enter code GR15 at checkout to redeem…

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.

5k Entry £25
10 Mile Entry £46

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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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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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The NSPCC are the Uk’s leading children’s charity and we are passionate about the work we do. We want to answer every call, reach every child when they need help, and keep adapting to whatever challenge is thrown at us.

Around 90 per cent of our income comes from our supporters – people like you, who decide to take a stand and help protect children. Join the team today and together we can help keep children safe.

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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.

Find Out More

Other Charities

3 Million Steps
A Smile for a Child
Action Bladder Cancer UK
Action for A-T
Action for Carers Surrey
Addisons Disease Self Help Group
Adoption UK
Alopecia UK
AMEND
Autism Hampshire
Ben – The Motor And Allied Trades Benevolent Fund
Beyond Bea Charity
brainstrust
Brake – The Road Safety Charity
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Children on the Edge
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Church Army
CUREUsher
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Debra
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Emily’s Star
Encephalitis Society
Go Commando
HEART
Help Musicians
Home Instead Charities UK
Home-Start Portsmouth
Home Start Uk
Hospice UK
Hounds for Heroes
Independent Age
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Jon Egging Trust
Lockton Charitable Trust
London Nightline
MHA
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Mountbatten Isle of Wight
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Naomi House
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
National Tremor Foundation
Niamh’s Next Step
No Limits
Oasis Community Housing
Pets as Therapy
Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association
PTSD UK
Red Foundation Emergency Dachshund Rescue & Rehoming Charity
Royal College of Surgeons
Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity
Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
RSPCA
Simon Says
Solent Mind
Steps
Stroke Association
Target Ovarian Cancer
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Mariposa Trust
The Mintridge Foundation
The Quilter Foundation
The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education
The Rowans Hospice
The Royal Marines Charity
Tough Enough to Care
UK Sepsis Trust Limited
Vasculitis UK
Wetwheels Solent CIC
Wheelpower
Wouldn’t Change a Thing
Zurich Community Trust

Junior & Mini
Great South Run

Make the Great South Run a family event and get the kids involved in the Junior or Mini Great South Run.

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