Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

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 need any help just get in touch with our customer services team.


The course

The course will take runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside before entering the city centre.

With an electric atmosphere and music at 10 points along the course as well a cheer point from Children's Hospice South West,  your journey to the finish line will be truly special! 

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Timetable

Please see below for the 2018 event day timetable:

Time  
07:30 Event village opens to public (baggage, toilets and information point)
08:30 Start assembly area opens 
09:15 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon wheelchair event
09:16 Warm-up for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon
09:30 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (ORANGE WAVE)
09:38 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (WHITE WAVE)
09:46 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (GREEN WAVE)
09:54 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (PINK WAVE)
11:00 Presentations for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

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

Elites

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon must meet 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.

Elite Entry Criteria

Prize money is available for Britsth athletes at this event 

Position Women  Men
1st  £200 + entry in 2019 event £200 + entry in 2019 event
2nd  £100 + entry in 2019 event £100 + entry in 2019 event
3rd  £50 + entry in 2019 event £50 + entry in 2019 event
4th  6 month Athletics Weekly Sub 6 month Athletics Weekly Sub
5th  6 month Athletics Weekly Sub 6 month Athletics Weekly Sub

 

Prize Structure

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

Position Club Team
1st  £400 + 8 entries into 2019 event
2nd  8 free entries into 2019 event

 

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