Great South Run

Great South Run

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 20th October. Over 20,000 people will enjoy exciting 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. The route will also take runners past some of Portsmouth’s best scenery, including the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Seafront and through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (past Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory).

The event has grown into a packed weekend of sport to suit all ages and abilities. Saturday plays host to the Great South Run 5k, which welcomes those just getting into running or who feel the 10 mile route is now a little too much. Additionally, there are two children’s races – the Junior (2.5k) and Mini (1.5k). Children aged 3-8 are encouraged to try the Mini, whilst the Junior is ideal for anyone aged 9-15. As with the grown-up races, all finishers will be given a commemorative t-shirt and the all-important medal. This year will also see the return of the Canine Run, a 2.5km run for dog owners to take with their beloved pets!

It doesn’t matter how you run, why you run, or how fast you run, join us for a run through history:

Best South Run View Point!

Why not watch your loved ones race from 100 metres up with a view of it all? Great South Run participants will receive 20%* off general admission at Spinnaker Tower too!

*20% discount will be applied on proof of participation in the Great South Run such as your race number. Maximum party of 4 people per Great South Run participant. Valid until 20th November 2019.

Things to do in Portsmouth…

Portsmouth Pass

The Portsmouth Pass is your ticket to all the biggest and best attractions the city has to offer. With this one pass, you get entry to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, The D-Day Story, and an annual ticket for The Mary Rose and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.