The Great Bristol Run is back!

The Great Bristol Run is back!

Posted on: 29 Jul 2021

Following a forced two-year hiatus because of Covid-19, The Great Bristol Run will return on Sunday 19 September.


This year's event will be the first since 2019 and features an all-new route that passes by Bristol landmarks such as the SS Great Britain, Queen Square, and Castle Park.


Runners can choose between completing a distance of 10 km or a half marathon for fun, for charity, or for the challenge. 


In a statement, organisers said: "The moment we've been dreaming of for 2 years has finally arrived...The Great Bristol Run is back! Remember the buzz of the start line... The views along the Avon Gorge... The finish line moment?


"This year's event is going to be extra special, so don't miss out!"

2021's race is placing greater emphasis on inclusivity, with a 10 km race for people registered as severely sight impaired being held for the first time. As usual, there will also be a separate entry option open to elite athletes.


With Covid-19 related restrictions easing, crowds will be able to gather and watch the race, so expect the buzzing atmosphere the event has become famous for.


Along the route, there will also be music and entertainment stations providing the soundtrack to the run.


Organisers said in a statement that the feeling when crossing the finishing line in Millenium Square, "will be even more special this year."

Whilst restrictions have eased enough to allow spectators, there will be Covid secure measures in place on the day.


The 10km race is open to runners aged 15 and over on the day. The half marathon is open to those who are 17 and over. There are also options for families and businesses that want to run as a team.


The situation with Covid-19 is still fluid, and organisers will be planning right up to the day of the event, so make sure to keep an eye on any possible developments. 


You can find more info on the race and how to enter here.

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George Boyle



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