Distance: 10K
Date: 05.05.2019
Minimum age: 15 years old and over
Entry Price: £30 per entry

Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k

If you’re already entered, read on for all the information you’ll need for the big day.
Your run number will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before and we’ll be in touch by email to keep you up to date with everything you need to know.
In the meantime if you have any questions just get in touch with our customer services team, who will be happy to help.


The Course

Starting on Anchor Road near Millennium Square and Bristol Cathedral it runs parallel to the historic Bristol Harbour before continuing along Avon Gorge and taking in the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. The return route takes in Spike Island and the Cumberland Basin before passing the soaring Gothic St Mary Redcliffe, finishing on Anchor Road close to the start line so that runners can meet up with family and friends and make the most of the bars, restaurants and attractions at the Harbourside.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Timetable

Please see below for the 2019 event day timetable:

Time Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k
07:30 Event village opens to public (baggage services, toilets and information point)
08:30 Start assembly area opens 
09:15 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k wheelchair race
09:17 Warm-up for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k starts
09:30 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (ORANGE WAVE)
09:41 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (WHITE WAVE)
09:53 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (RED UNIVERSITY WAVE)
09:58 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (GREEN WAVE)
10:05 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k (PINK WAVE)
10:25 Presentations take place for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k
12:30 Assembly area opens for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Family Run
12:42 Warm-up for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Family Run starts
12:45 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Family Run

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Event Location

If ever there was a city with a story to tell, it’s Bristol.  Enveloped in the hills of South West England, it has a distinctive identity that outrivals anywhere else. Grounded in roots from centuries past, passionate locals and spirited fans have helped carve out its character ever since.

It’s not hard to see why writers, film directors, artists, actors, scientists, musicians and architects have sought inspiration here.

Famed for its passionate character and its maritime history, and for the acres of parkland and sustainable approach that earned it European Green Capital status, Bristol has created its own distinctive identity.

Year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy of every flavour in rejuvenated warehouses and behind secret doorways, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art, Bristol doesn’t just buzz, it thumps.

Compact enough to get around on foot, yet big enough to boast an exciting line-up of entertainment, Bristol has much to offer.

About Bristol

Club Runners

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K must meet one of the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2016.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC, road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered elite free entry

Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email elite@greatrun.org with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Criteria for Elite Entry

A 15% bulk purchase discount is available for booking for 20 places or more. A nominated representative of the club will be set up as an ‘administrator’ and will be granted access to the Great Run Token Management System.

Payment can be made by BACS, credit/debit card, or by cheque. Great Run Customer Services will be able to advise on the details of each payment option.

Once full payment has been received the entry ‘tokens’ will be released and the club administrator will be able to log onto the Great Run Token Management System and forward individual club colleagues an entry token via email. Each and every runner must click on the link and complete the online entry process in order to secure their entry. Receipt of the token email does not constitute a completed entry.

If athlete names are not yet confirmed, block bookings can be paid for in advance and tokens can be forwarded to individuals at a later date. Additional entries can be brought in multiples of 5 or more.

A benefit of this Token Management System is that you are able to actively manage your places up to four weeks before the event date. If a runner registers via an entry token but is subsequently unable to run, you can cancel their entry token and re-issue it to a replacement runner.  Please note this will only be possible up until the mail out of race packs has started.

The discount offer will close six weeks prior to the event date, or sooner if the event capacity is reached. After this point, and if the event is still open for entry, club runners will still be able to enter the race by paying the standard entry price.  Any tokens already bought can still be used up until the event entry deadline.

Discount management

The Great Run Club Challenge is open to UK athletics and running clubs affiliated to their home country athletics association.  Athletes must be registered club members (checks will be made).

Scoring: Four women + Four men.   Winner will be the team with the lowest combined finish time.   Clubs are encouraged to enter as many athletes as possible (athletes must indicate that they are a club member on the online entry form, drop down box).  The first 4 men and first 4 women will be counted

Prize money is yet to be confirmed for 2019.

Great Club Challenge

Prize money is available for British athletes at this event. Prize money is yet to be confirmed for 2019.

 

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