A half marathon steeped in history - 10,000+ runners make this a must-do event with an atmosphere second to none.
The most recent addition to the Great Run Series, the Great Bristol Half Marathon comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989 and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a long-held tradition in the national running calendar.
Raising money for charity is a big part of the Great Bristol Half Marathon experience for many runners. You may be able to run for a charity by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.
If ever there was a city with a story to tell, it’s Bristol. Enveloped in the hills of South West England, it has a distinctive identity that outrivals anywhere else. Grounded in roots from centuries past, passionate locals and spirited fans have helped carve out its character ever since.
It’s not hard to see why writers, film directors, artists, actors, scientists, musicians and architects have sought inspiration here.
Famed for its passionate character and its maritime history, and for the acres of parkland and sustainable approach that earned it European Green Capital status, Bristol has created its own distinctive identity.
Year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy of every flavour in rejuvenated warehouses and behind secret doorways, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art, Bristol doesn’t just buzz, it thumps.
Compact enough to get around on foot, yet big enough to boast an exciting line-up of entertainment, Bristol has much to offer.
Your race entry includes special discounts for many of the local attractions!
The course starts and finishes in Bristol's historic Harbourside. The scenic, sea-level route takes runners past the Harbourside, out and back along the Portway, through the stunning Avon Gorge, and twice under Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, along Cumberland Road then around the old city before returning to Anchor Road.
Click here to view the route map.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
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There are 2 ways to secure your place in Great Bristol Half Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
Click here for the full selection of charity places.
Places are available direct from the event organiser - just pay your entry fee and you're in!
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