Simplyhealth Great South Run

Join 20,000 runners in the highlight running event for Portsmouth

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Be part of the story with the 30th Simplyhealth Great South Run – the world’s leading 10 mile run will take place in Portsmouth on Sunday 20 October. Over 20,000 people will enjoy the new on-course experiences in celebration of the 30th staging of the event.

The course is steeped in history - dating as far back as 1212 - and features charity cheering points, boost zones, bands on the run and unrivalled support from local residents and spectators. There’s even a Finisher’s Village for spectators and participants to rehydrate, refuel and soak up the big event atmosphere.

The event has grown into a packed weekend of sport, which also includes the Simplyhealth Great South 5k, the Junior & Mini Great South Run and the Simplyhealth Canine Run. These events take place on Saturday 19 October.

This year you can save 30% on Advance Tickets to Portsmouth for the Great South Run! Take advantage of this great offer with the journey planner on this page.

It doesn’t matter how you run, why you run, or how fast you run, you're invited to join thousands of others for a run through history: greatrun.org/south

Two women holding their medals at the Great South Run

Trains to the Great South Run

There are 3 stations located within proximity of the start & finish of the event on Clarence Esplanade. Portsmouth Harbour (1.5 miles) Portsmouth & Southsea (1.5 miles), and Fratton (1.8 miles) are all within walking distance.

When to get to the Great South Run

You should aim to be in Portsmouth by 08:00 to give you the most time to get assembly area.

  • 09:00
    Start assembly area opens
  • 10:15
    Start of first running wave

Other Great Run events

There are other Simplyhealth Great Run Series events that take place within our network – the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon takes place on 15 September 2019 and Ultra London takes place on 5 October 2019.

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