People taking part in the Great South Run, going past the War Memorial on Southsea Seafront

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The world's premier 10-mile event returns to Southsea seafront in October 2024 - with a 5k event taking place on Saturday before the main event kicks off on Sunday. Entries to the race are now available.

The AJ Bell Great South Run is a flat, fast course along paved routes for the entire duration - which means it's perfect for setting a new personal best. 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).

It's not all about the big event, though. There are a number of other races taking part across the weekend, 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. It's a great entry into distance running - and there's not a hill in sight!

On top of all this, a number of high-profile guests descend on Southsea for the event. Celebrity participants have, in previous years, included Hugh Dennis and Iwan Thomas. There's also a number of famous faces pulling the starting trigger for both events, with previous guests including CBBC's Radzi and Team GB Olympian Lizzie Yarnold.

Anticipated event timings:
08:00 Information Point opens
09:30 Assembly Zone opens for fast paced club runners and orange wave
10:00 Start of the Great South Run fast-paced runners and orange wave
10:00 Assembly Zone opens for white wave
10:30 Start of the Great South Run white wave
10:30 Assembly Zone opens for green wave
11:00 Start of the Great South Run green wave

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Early bird 5k£20.00 per ticket
Early bird entry£37.00 per ticket

Prices subject to change. See the Great Run website for information and to book your place.

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Map & Directions

Great South Run Weekend

Type:Run / Rally

Southsea Seafront, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3ST

Opening Times

AJ Bell Great South Run Weekend (19 Oct 2024 - 20 Oct 2024)

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