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.


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Great South Run

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.



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:

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

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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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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