Great South 5K

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Simplyhealth Great South 5k. Entries for next year’s event, on Saturday 17 October 2020, are now open.

Your run number

The run numbers will start to arrive with participants approx. 2 weeks prior to the event weekend. They are posted to the address that you entered when you registered for the event. 

We are unable to send run numbers outside of the UK as we cannot guarantee their safe delivery. We will make them available for collection from our information marquee. 

This is your unique number, so only you must wear it on the day. 

Your timing chip is attached to the back of your run number, do not remove or cover the chip (with a jacket, bum bag etc.) as this will affect the accuracy of your time. 

The chip will automatically record the time, so you don’t need to do anything. Your chip doesn’t need to be returned at the end of the run. 

You don’t need to register on the day, once you’ve filled in the back of the run number and attached it to your front (with safety pins) you are good to go, you can go straight to the start assembly area for your start time.



Please see below for the 2019 event day timetable for reference, the 2020 timetable is TBC:

Time Simplyhealth Great South 5K
07:30 Southsea Common Car Park opens
08:00 Event Site and Information Point open
10:30 START of Simplyhealth Great South Run 5K

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

The Course


This fast and flat 5k course is perfect for beginner runners or those who are looking for a personal best across a shorter running route. Runners, joggers and walkers have the bonus of the scenic views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight as they start on Clarence Esplanade.They then head past Clarence Pier and Southsea Common before crossing the finish line close to the Pyramids Centre on the sea front.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

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