Great South Run

Great South Run

The Run

The South coast’s biggest and best running event takes place in Portsmouth over a fast and flat 10 mile route.

10 Mile Entry £48

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What Makes it Great?

  • £10 off your next great run if you refer a friend
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  • Fast and flat route with breathtaking sea views
  • Brand new entertainment zones and incredible support
  • Finishers' pack, bespoke medal and (optional) finisher t-shirt
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  • Access to Great Run training plans and support
  • Free Event Day Tracking App

The 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 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 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.

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)


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Event Timetable

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.

10 Mile waves

Great South Run waves start

10 Mile waves

Great South Run waves start

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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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Great South Run

The Route

The fast and flat course is steeped in history, passing naval landmarks, cathedrals and castles.

10 Mile Entry £48

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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).

Route Maps

Please note course may be subject to change.

10 Mile Route
5k Route
Charity Village

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


Great South Run

The Reward

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

10 Mile Entry £48

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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 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.

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

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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…

20% Off

Scholl are giving all Great Run runners an exclusive discount of 20% off our ultimate running bundles! Just enter code SUMMERFUN at checkout to redeem.

Win a Trip to the Cayman Islands Marathon 2023

Open only to entrants of the Great South Run 2022. Imagine running past stunning tropical scenery – white sand, turquoise waters and palm trees –…

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 on Saturday.

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