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Great South Run Weekend


Type:Run / Rally

Southsea Seafront, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3ST
Great South Runners


The world's premier 10-mile running event is returning to Portsmouth in October 2019.

The 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! 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!

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 and welcoming the kids as they pass the final bend of the Junior and Mini events.

Provisional timings for the full run are as follows:

07:00 Car parking on Southsea Common and information point opens
07:30 Baggage room opens
09:00 Start assembly area open
10:15 Great South Run elite women’s race start
10:20 Fast-paced runners and Orange wave warm-up
10:35 Great South Run elite men and Orange wave start
10:38 White wave warm-up
10:48 Start of White wave
10:55 Green wave warm-up
11:05 Start of Green wave

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Great South Run£42.00 per ticket
Great South Run 5k£21.00 per ticket
Great South Run Junior£15.00 per ticket
Great South Run Mini£14.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking is provided on Southsea Common during the event. Take the M275 into the city then follow the yellow signs.

Please note, there will be road closures across the city during the weekend to accommodate the race. Please check ahead and plan your route accordingly, leaving extra time for hold ups.

Opening Times

Great South Run Weekend (19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019)

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