Great South Run
The next Great South Run is scheduled for 17th October 2021.
Sadly we can’t run together this weekend, the date the Great South Run was scheduled to take place, but we can still mark the occasion of what would have been the 31st Great South Run...
Each year more than 20,000 people line up for the Great South Run, 1,000 budding running stars of the future compete in the Junior & Mini event, hundreds take on the Saturday 5k, many do the Saturday 5k and Sunday 10 mile double… and in recent years 100 barking mad dogs & their owners set off on the Canine Run.
The Great South Run means so many different things to so many people; for most it’s a personal challenge, for thousands it’s a chance to fundraise for good causes, for some it’s an annual fixture in the calendar.
We’ll be back bigger & better, but we hope you can still join us in some way this weekend.
5 ways to celebrate Great South Run Weekend
Your usual Great South Run routine obviously isn’t possible this year but fear not, we’ve thought of 5 ways that you can still celebrate the Great South Run weekend:
Add your song to our Spotify playlist - Help us create the ultimate Great South Run playlist (or Pompey Playlist if you will). Add your favourite tunes to our playlist and listen on your next run. Add a song here.
Wear your old finisher’s t-shirt - Dig out a Great South Run finisher’s t-shirt from the past and wear it with pride as you run this weekend. Bonus points for any retro numbers from the 90s & 2000s!
Take a selfie with your GSR medal collection - Snap a selfie with your Great South Run finisher’s medal(s) from years gone by.
Run a 5k on Saturday or 10 miles on Sunday - Recreate a little bit of the Great South Run magic by running your own 5k or 10 mile route this weekend. Kudos to anyone who does the double! Please adhere to local alert level guidelines.
Look back on the good times - We’ve created a selection of highlights from across the years and stories of inspirational runners to help you relive some of the golden moments.
The Great South Run wouldn’t be the same without all of the amazing charity fundraisers, world beating athletes, and of course the fancy dress. We’ve delved into the archives to find stories of very special people who have achieved inspirational feats at the Great South Run:
Highlights from across the years
Watch our highlights videos from 2011 to 2019 to remember all the good times and special memories:
We’ve created a bumper gallery with Great South Run images from across the years! Can you spot yourself? View the gallery on Facebook here.
Please also share your favourite pictures, videos and stories with us on social media using #GreatSouthRun.
Finally a huge good luck to all of the Great South Run Solo participants who are finishing their challenge this weekend. 1,889 people took on the 25 runs in 48 day challenge, with all profits going to the NHS. It’s been a long month of running, but your virtual finish line (and very special medal) awaits!
With a flat course this seemed an ideal opportunity to take on such a challenge.
It was amazing to be a part of an event with so many others raising money for charity. The setting and atmosphere in Portsmouth and Southsea at the time of the event is always great!
A lot of us had never ran 10 miles before so it was a challenge, but thinking of Matthew kept us all going and the support on course was just incredible.
The run was the culmination of a great year: I lost weight, married my beautiful partner who has been so inspirational to me and ran my first 10 miles in an amazing location.