AJ Bell Great South Run
What Makes it Great?
£10 off your next great run if you refer a friendFind Out More
Fast and flat route with breathtaking sea views
Brand new entertainment zones and incredible support
Finishers' pack, bespoke medal and (optional) finisher t-shirtFind Out More
Access to Great Run training plans and support
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The AJ Bell Great South Run is probably the world’s favourite 10-miler, with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed. Portsmouth’s supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way round, with blaring music, cheers, high fives, fist bumps all part of the incredible AJ Bell Great South Run experience. Plus, there’s a medal, exclusive finisher t-shirt and bragging rights at the finish line. There’s a reason 99% of runners say they’d recommend it to a friend – lots of reasons, in fact.
If you’re not ready to take on a 10 mile distance, then the AJ Bell Great South 5k is the perfect way to experience amazing sea views and race day atmosphere along a shorter, fast and flat route. Find out more and enter here.
AJ Bell Great South Run (10 mile) entries are open to runners aged 16+ on the day of the event.
If you have any queries about Great Run events, see our FAQ section here.
Entry price Includes booking fee (£2 per entry).
Please note: this is a provisional timetable and may be subject to change. We will confirm your specific wave, assembly and start time on your run number.
Great South Run
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Starting and finishing on the glorious seafront, the route offers a run through history passing iconic landmarks including the Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory and Southsea Castle along with breath-taking views of the Isle of Wight. Signs will direct you to the assembly area on Avenue de Caen and to the start line on Clarence Esplanade (see start map for details).
Please note course may be subject to change.
Make sure you know every section of your 10-mile run – here’s your essential run-through presented by Kris Temple.
What You Get
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 AJ Bell Great South 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!
- A tracking app, and 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.
We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events for 2023. You can choose to forgo you 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 a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.
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!
AJ Bell Great South Run Charities
You may be able to secure a charity entry by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.
Mind is delighted to be the official charity of the AJ Bell Great run series this year.
We’re Mind. We’re here to fight for mental health. We produce trusted information all about mental health problems. We support people through our helplines and online Side by Side community. We campaign with the government to get a better deal on mental health. And we speak out when something isn’t right, demanding mental health support respects our rights. There’s so much we do – and we couldn’t do it without you, so thank you.
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.
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. Join Team BHF and help fund our ground breaking science.
By 2025, there will be 1 million people in the UK living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society are there for everyone living with dementia and their loves ones – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We campaign for change, fund life-changing research and give help and hope to those living with dementia. Join team Alzheimer’s Society today.
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.
At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don’t stop there. We’re going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one. We’re doing whatever it takes, but we couldn’t do what we do without you, thank you so much for your support.
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity raises funds to make a positive difference for patients, their families and the staff who support their care. We fundraise to help improve facilities, purchase equipment and support research and innovation.
We are the charity partner of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, and we work to support all wards and departments across Portsmouth Hospitals.
Any donation, no matter how large or small helps us to enhance patient care, and support staff wellbeing. Without support, we can’t continue to provide those extras which can make such a difference to our patients’ care and treatment.
Action for A-T
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Headway – the brain injury association
Hounds for Heroes
Jon Egging Trust
Military vs Cancer
Motor Neurone Disease Sales Ltd
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
National Eczema Society
Over the Wall
Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association
RAF Benevolent Fund
Red Foundation Emergency Dachshund Rescue & Rehoming Charity
Rethink Mental Illness
Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity
Safe Families for Children
St Wilfrid’s Hospice
The Mariposa Trust
The Quilter Foundation
The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education
The Royal Marines Charity