Simplyhealth Great South Run

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.



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The Course

Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, before entering the Historic Dockyard. Here you’re granted permission to run past the Royal Navy’s current naval ships, and some of the most famous in the world – including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum.

After exiting the Dockyard you reach the halfway point on Winston Churchill Avenue, before making your way back towards Southsea Common, where you’ll complete the final two miles on the scenic seafront.

The course is steeped in history dating as far back as 1212 and features charity cheering points, boost zones, bands on the run and unrivalled support from local residents and spectators.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Timetable

Time Simplyhealth Great South Run timetable - Sunday 21 October
07:00 Car parking on Southsea Common and information point opens
07:30 Baggage room opens
09:00 Start assembly area open
10:15 Simplyhealth Great South Run elite women’s race start
10:19 Start of wave for fast self-propelled wheelchairs and visually impaired runners
10:35 Simplyhealth Great South Run elite men and ORANGE wave start
10:52 Start of WHITE wave
11:09 Start of GREEN wave

*NB. All times are provisional and may be subject to change in the lead up to the event

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Simplyhealth is supporting you every step of the way. From expert training, nutrition and injury prevention advice on Simplyhealth train and prepare; through to our new stretch zone at the finish line and beyond, to post-event recovery.


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Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!

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