Sat 14 Oct 2023 Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Great South Run Weekend | Junior

The Junior RACES, part of the Great South Run weekend, are a brilliant introduction to running events for kids.

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  • Sat 14 Oct 2023
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth




Age 9-15

  • 2.5 km road running


Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great South Run this year and celebrate everything that’s incredible about Portsmouth.

Starting and finishing on the glorious seafront, the event provides stunning running at every turn with breathtaking views of the Isle of Wight. The route offers a run through history passing iconic landmarks including the Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory and Southsea Castle.

It’s a run for everyone, from locals to celebrated athletes, whether it’s your first 10K or your 50th half marathon. Portsmouth comes alive on Great South Run weekend - it’s an event day experience like no other!


  • World's most famous 10-mile run

    The south coast's biggest and best running event for many years.

  • Stunning coastal route

    Views over the Isle of Wight plus iconic landmarks such as the historic dockyard, HMS Victory and Southsea Castle.

  • Famous entertainment zones

    Every mile you'll be inspired and motivated by the party atmosphere.

  • Incredible weekend of running

    Including a 10 mile, 5K, Junior and Mini races and cheering supporters!

This event is part of Great South Run Weekend.

Event details

  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

Saturday events

  • 5K, Junior and Mini races

Sunday events

  • 10 Mile

Team challenge

If you and a group of colleagues, friends or team members fancy taking on a running event together, why not enter the Great South Run Team Challenge? It’s a great opportunity for businesses to encourage a healthy outlook for team members or staff, engage in all-important team building and focus on charity fundraising. So gather your colleagues, enter your team, and join the start line!

How does it work?

  • Enter a team of colleagues into the Great South Run
  • Your team must have a minimum of 4 people (16 years of age or over on race day)
  • There is no maximum number of team members
  • The finishing times of the fastest 4 members of your team will be used to calculate the overall team time
  • The winning team will receive a Great Run Team Challenge trophy
  • 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive a Team Challenge engraved plaque
  • Special prize will be awarded to the largest team for each event


Why enter a team?

  • It encourages a healthy outlook for team members or staff, and it offers excellent team building opportunities
  • It’s a great opportunity to focus on charity fundraising and supporting good causes
  • It’s all inclusive – the challenge is open to everyone, with no limits on team size, age or gender
  • It’s a great day out! The start line atmosphere, the entertainment and support on course, and the finish line celebrations provide truly special memories
  • The experience of running a Great Run event is unrivalled – running through the heart of each city, with tens of thousands of runners and even more supporters, music and entertainment from start to finish and a lively event village for post-event celebrations
  • Each team member will receive a shiny new medal, exclusive finishers t-shirt, and a finisher’s bag filled with goodies


  • Bag storage
  • Coast
  • Entertainment
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free


  • Public transport links

Sustainability Policy

The Great Run Company is in the process of updating its Sustainability Strategy in light of their collaborative approach and recent survey. Work to minimise the environmental impacts of their events will continue throughout this process, with particular focus on:

  • Reducing plastic
  • Reducing waste
  • Cutting carbon emissions
  • Responsible procurement


In addition, they are striving to improve performance even further by making sure that sustainability is embedded at the heart of the organisation and culture.

What's included

  • Medal


  • A shiny medal to show to all of your friends
  • Spot prizes for best fancy dress
  • Edible treats when you cross the finish line
  • A safe, secure and fun filled route
  • Bragging rights of being part of one of the biggest and best kids running events


  • Age 9-15
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Each child should be entered into the event.
  • Junior (9-15 yrs) entrants do not need to be accompanied by an adult although this can be requested upon entry if required.

Entry fees

Junior entry fee


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Age 16 & over

  • 10 miles road running
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Age 14 & over

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 14 Oct
  • #4 of 4
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth




Age 3-8

  • 1.2 km road running