AJ Bell Great South Run

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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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

Power of Running

We believe in the Power of Running. For Great Run series ambassador and elite athlete, Eilish McColgan, running has always been a part of her life, and the Great Run events have been a proud part of her journey.

Everyone who signs up for the AJ Bell Great South Run is a runner, regardless of finish time, and everyone has their reason for running. In our Power of Running campaign, we are bringing to life some of the amazing stories behind the tens of thousands of runners who line up on the start line each year. Tell us about your running story, and you could be featured in our campaign.

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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 approx. £20,000.

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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Secure a place with your chosen charity by visiting their website and signing up. Your run makes such a difference.

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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.

British Heart Foundation is the official charity of the AJ Bell Great Run series this year and we could not be more proud.

When you run for BHF, you can help us achieve our vision of a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. You run for the people you love. You run to help us fund lifesaving research and support people affected by heart and circulatory diseases. You run to help keep families together for longer.

It’s because of you, BHF-funded research is possible. Together, we can make the impossible possible. Thank you.

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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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Show your support for the 10,000 people a year diagnosed with leukaemia by joining Leukaemia Care, the UK’s leading leukaemia charity. By running for Leukaemia Care you are helping to ensure that everyone affected by a leukaemia diagnosis, receives the best possible information, advice, treatment and support.


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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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Run for Portsmouth Hospitals Charity and help support the local Hospital to enhance patient care and support staff wellbeing. From innovative medical equipment, to patient experience to research each £1 will make a massive difference locally. Come and join the team!

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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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Brighterway is an NHS Charity supporting patients and staff in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We fund a wide range of items that fall outside the main NHS Budget including equipment, facilities, activities and other benefits that enhance patient experience in physical and mental healthcare settings. Increasingly we are funding the creation and development of green and garden spaces which are delivering numerous wellbeing benefits. Brighterway is totally reliant on donations and fundraising so literally every penny counts.

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Other Charities

Action Bladder Cancer UK
Adopt South
Big Yellow Foundation
Billington Foundation
Brake – The Road Safety Charity
Coeliac Uk
Cure Leukaemia
Deafblind UK
Encephalitis International
Harry’s HAT
HIVE Portsmouth
Hospice UK
Hounds for Heroes
Jon Egging Trust
Military vs Cancer
Mountbatten Isle of Wight
MS Together
Naomi House
National Eczema Society
Neuroendocrine Cancer UK
Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundaiton
No Limits
Orchid – Fighting Male Cnacer
Over the Wall
Pandas Foundation
Parkinson’s UK
Pompey in the Community
Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association
R;pple Suicide Prevention Charity
Ripples of Compassion
Rowans Hospice
Royal Naval Association
Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity
Rugby Against Cancer
Safe Families
Seas Your Future
Service Dogs UK
Simon Says
Smile Train
Solent Mind
St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Support our Paras
The Mariposa Trust
The Rainbow Centre
Walking with the Wounded
Wellbeing of Women
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