AJ Bell Great South Run

EarlybirdPrice £39
StandardPrice £46
Start 10:35 am

The AJ Bell Great South Run is probably the world’s favourite 10 mile running event (plus there’s also a 5k option), 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.

AJ Bell Great South Run (10 mile) entries are open to runners aged  16+ on the day of the event.
Booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout.

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What Makes It Great?

£10 off your next great run if you refer a friend

Free Event Day Tracking App

Access to Great Run training plans and support

Access to exclusive discounts when you sign up to a Great Run event

Fast and flat route with breathtaking sea views

Finishers' pack, bespoke medal and (optional) finisher t-shirt

Run number personalised with your name

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2023 Runner Interviews

What makes it great? Here's what 2023 runners had to say about the AJ Bell Great South Run.

2023 Event Highlights

Take a look back at this year's highlights as 20,000 runners took on the iconic streets of Southsea, Portsmouth, to tackle the 10-mile challenge.

Route Flyover

Starting and finishing on the glorious seafront, the 10 mile event provides stunning running at every turn with breath-taking views of the Isle of Wight, passing iconic landmarks including the Historic Dockyard and Southsea Castle.

2023 Runner Interviews

What makes it great? Here's what 2023 runners had to say about the AJ Bell Great South Run.

2023 Event Highlights

Take a look back at this year's highlights as 20,000 runners took on the iconic streets of Southsea, Portsmouth, to tackle the 10-mile challenge.

Route Flyover

Starting and finishing on the glorious seafront, the 10 mile event provides stunning running at every turn with breath-taking views of the Isle of Wight, passing iconic landmarks including the Historic Dockyard and Southsea Castle.

Event Timetable: 20 October 2024

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

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The Course

10 Mile Route

Please note: course may be subject to change.

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 a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.

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

The Medal

A shiny new, Great South Run 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


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Join our team of everyday heroes raising millions for charity. Choose your worthy cause or be inspired below.

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Charity places go quickly, so snap up a spot early or see what’s still available. Your run makes such a difference.

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Get off to a flying fundraising start by setting up a page with Enthuse - and watch the money start rolling in.
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AJ Bell 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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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.

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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. Join Team BHF and help fund our ground breaking science.

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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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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.

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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.

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Through an inspiring range of grant-making, fundraising and volunteering programmes within the UK, Zurich Community Trust (ZCT) has one aim – helping to build a more inclusive and resilient society.

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Pompey in the Community support the lives of over 36,000 people of all ages every year, but we want to support more. The cost-of-living crisis has meant our services are becoming more integral to the lives of those we support. You will help us harness the motivational power of Portsmouth Football Club to enable and empower individuals to thrive, foster social integration and create a community where people can flourish and belong. 

Join Team Pompey in the Community to create lasting, positive change. 

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Other Charities

Action for A-T
Adopt South
Billington Foundation
Coeliac Uk
Cure Leukaemia
Encephalitis Society
Endometriosis South Coast
English Heritage
Friends Fighting Cancer
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Hampshire Cultural Trust
Headway – the brain injury association
Homestart North and West Gloucestershire
Hounds for Heroes
Jon Egging Trust
Mesothelioma UK
Military vs Cancer
Motor Neurone Disease Sales Ltd
Mountbatten Isle of Wight
Naomi House
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
National Eczema Society
No limits
Over the Wall
Pandas Foundation
Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association
PSC Support
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
Sheldon’s Shooting Stars
Simon Says
Solent Mind
St Catherine’s
St Wilfrid’s Hospice
The Laura Hyde Foundation
The Mariposa Trust
The Quilter Foundation
The Rainbow Centre
The Royal Marines Charity
Vasculitis UK

AJ Bell Junior & Mini
Great South Run

Make the AJ Bell Great South Run a family event and get the kids involved in the Junior or Mini events on Saturday.

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