The Run

Great South Run Solo

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

Well Done!

Well done to all Great South Run Solo Finishers

The deadline to submit your final results has passed. Medals will be soon be on the way…
Don’t forget to share your medal pics with us on social media using #GreatSouthRunSolo.

Run The Distance

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 – Cushty
  • 100 miles – Tickety-boo
  • 150 miles – Proper chuffed

The Challenge

Great South Run Solo

How it works

1 Enter Great South Run Solo
2 Start running on (or after) 23 August
3 Keep track of your activity during the challenge
4 Complete the challenge by 17 October
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 South Run Solo

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

What You

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

Train & prepare

Whether you’re training for your first event or have your eye on a half marathon PB we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Browse our training advice, learn how to get the most out of your running or download a training plan.

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