For the first time ever you can take part in two of Bristol’s most prestigious sporting events – the Great Bristol 10k and Great Bristol Half Marathon – on the same day.
This exceptional route will treat you to the sights of Bristol’s Harbourside, before running alongside the Avon Gorge and twice passing under Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Whether you are running novice and fancy a challenge, or a seasoned competitor looking for your next personal best, sign up to this iconic Bristol race and help raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
Public entry is now open at the official race website. Get your own place today and join #TeamGrandAppeal or #TeamCotsForTots!
- To register for your place with Great Run click the ‘purchase ticket’ button in the header at the top of this page.
- Get in touch and let us know you’re using your place to fundraise by clicking the ‘already have a place?’ button.
- Set up a JustGiving page to kick-start your fundraising.
There’s no minimum sponsorship when you buy your own place, just raise as much as you can! Runners must be at least 15 years of age on race day.
- A charity running top
- Expert advice from our dedicated fundraising team
- Support in setting up an online fundraising page
- Additional fundraising materials
- Online and digital resources
- Pre-race virtual event
- A cheer squad to motivate you on race day
Buy your ticket on the Great Run Website, then register with us to let us know! You will receive a branded charity top and any fundraising materials that you might need, and we will also be on hand to support you in your fundraising journey.
As you are buying your own tickets for the event, there is no minimum fundraising pledge. We would however encourage and support you to raise as much as possible, both in order to help us to cover the costs of the resources you receive but also to raise the maximum amount for Bristol Children’s Hospital or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Once you have registered with us, you will be shown how to set up an online giving page.
We highly recommend creating a JustGiving page to share your story, pictures, the reason for your fundraising and any training updates with friends and family.
It’s a simple platform to use, for both yourself and your supporters. All donations made to your page are transferred to us automatically and it allows supporters to gift aid their donations.
You can create a page by clicking this link and selecting the ‘fundraise for us’ button. Choose ‘taking part in an event’ and search for Bristol 10k, it’s always good to start early!
Great Run have a ‘buying with confidence’ ticket policy which means that if the event is cancelled you will be given the option to either refund your ticket or roll it over to next year’s race – whichever you would prefer. In the event of the race being cancelled, you will receive an email from Great Run with instructions (be sure to check your junk mail) and also from us. Great Run handle all of the event day logistics. So, if you do have any questions or concerns regarding the event or your ticket, be sure to check out the FAQ on their website or contact them.
No, you don’t need to be fast! All running abilities are welcome from beginners to running experts. The starting time and wave allocation will be staggered depending on the estimated running time that you give when you signed up. Bristol 10k are under some pressure to open roads they have closed, so they do have a race sweep vehicle. This travels at a 17-minute mile pace. If you fall behind this vehicle you will be asked to complete the remainder of the course on the pavement. The finish area will remain open until the last entrant has crossed the finish line.
The exact route of Bristol 10k is yet to be confirmed but in previous years it has been a relatively flat route that loops twice around Bristol City Centre.
You need to be at least 17 years old to enter.
We will let you know where and when we are meeting and any rules on spectators as soon as further details are confirmed.
Becky, 2018 medal winner
“I am not a runner. In fact, I actively avoid it. But I set myself a New Year’s resolution and built myself up to a 10k! It was an amazing experience. I never thought I could do it.”