The Run

Great Bristol Run Solo

Get Race Ready! Great Bristol Run Solo will guide you through your event training, keep you motivated and get you in start-line shape.

Well Done!

Well done to everyone who completed the Great Bristol Run Solo challenge

The deadline to submit results has passed and medals will arrive within two weeks. Don’t forget to share your medal snaps with us on social media using #GreatBristolRunSolo.

Run Up To
Race Day

The challenge is to complete 25 runs (or more) in the 8 weeks building up to your Great Bristol Run.  The final run can be the event day itself (if you’re taking part) if you want to finish in style & with a round of applause!

It costs £15 to join, however if you have an entry into the 2021 Great Bristol Run the challenge price is discounted to £12.50.  Your entry fee includes a unique finishers medal, access to training plans & tips, and support throughout the challenge.

Great Bristol Run Solo is open to everyone – you do not need to be taking part in the Great Bristol Run to join in.

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The Challenge

Complete 25 runs in 8 weeks

Simply complete 25 runs (or more) at any pace or distance comfortable to you from 26 July to 19 September – the day of the Great Bristol Run.

You have the option to use our online tracker to log your runs as you go – you can start logging runs from the challenge start date – or use your own tracking app or device to record your activity.

Once you have completed 25 runs (or more), come back and submit your results and confirm that you have completed the challenge to receive your medal.

Run The

To provide added motivation we are rewarding participants for the total distance you run across the challenge. If you achieve a distance award you will receive a personalised digital finishers certificate to download and share.

There are three distance awards up for grabs:

  • 60 miles – Job’s a good ‘un
  • 100 miles – Gert lush effort
  • 150 miles – Bleedin’ ‘ell, that was a lot of running!

The Challenge

Great Bristol Run Solo

How it works

1 Enter Great Bristol Run Solo
2 Start Running on (or after) 26 July
3 Keep track of your activity during the challenge
4 Complete the challenge by 19 September
5 Submit your final results to receive your medal

Tracking Your

We recommend using a tracking app to log your running activity during your challenge – any tracking app or watch can be used. You also have the option of using our online tracker to log each run as you go, this is available here on the challenge page from the start of the challenge. You can log in and start tracking runs as soon as your challenge starts.

View our guide to tracking your runs and providing evidence for your Great Run Solo challenge.

The Reward

Great Bristol Run Solo

Complete the challenge and you’ll be rewarded with a very special Great Bristol Run Solo medal! Now that’s worth running ( a long way) for!

What You

The Great Bristol Run Solo medal is glorious on its own (pictured), but it’s been cleverly designed to combine with the Great Bristol Run medal to form a supercharged medal.

Your challenge fee also includes access to our online run tracker to monitor your progress through training – accessible from the start of your challenge – and support throughout the challenge.

Note: For international runners, there is an additional £3.50 charge to cover medal postage.

Challenge Extras

Over the course of the 8 weeks we will set additional tasks to keep you moving and motivated. From snapping a selfie at the top of your city’s biggest hill to running backwards for 1 minute, we’ll set you a series of challenge extras over the course of the 8 weeks to keep you on your toes!

Join the action on Strava and our social channels using #GreatRunSolo

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