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Great Bristol Half Marathon

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Take part in one of Bristol’s most iconic sporting events!

Be a part of an action-packed weekend full of running on Sunday 11 May 2025.

Before entering the city centre, the course will take you under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside.

Experience the spirit of Bristol with cheering crowds, music and a vibrant atmosphere. Sign up now.

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 ‘tickets‘ button at the top of this page.
  • Get in touch and let us know you’re using your place to fundraise.
  • Set up an Enthuse or 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 17 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 and register with us to let us know. You will receive a branded charity top, any fundraising materials that you might need, and we will also be on hand to support you.

As you are buying your own tickets in the event, there is no minimum fundraising pledge. We would however encourage and support you to raise as much as possible, both in order 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 or an Enthuse page to share your story, pictures, the reason for your fundraising and any training updates with friends and family.

They are simple platforms 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.

Create a page and selecting the ‘fundraise for us’ button. Choose ‘taking part in an event’ and search for Great Bristol Half Marathon. It’s always good to start your page 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, check out their FAQ 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. Great Bristol Half Marathon is under some pressure to open roads that are 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 the Great Bristol Half Marathon is yet to be confirmed but in previous years it has been a relatively flat route that loops twice around Bristol City Centre.

That really depends on how much running you have done before. Generally, our supporters tend to train for about 12 weeks if they can already run 5k, or a bit longer if they can’t yet. We have a great half marathon training plan. Just ask us for it when you sign up.

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.

You can find lots of information about the Great Bristol Half Marathon on the Great Bristol Run website and a handy FAQ too.

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