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Simplyhealth Great Bristol Run

Run 13.1mi

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Round out the summer running season with this half marathon through the heart of Bristol. The course sees runners wind along the scenic Avon Gorge and past Clifton Suspension Bridge, all the while being supported by cheering crowds and music. Come for the finisher's medal and goody bag.

Review summary

4.8
13 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Sarah T
"This was my first major event with such a large number of runners, and I really..."

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Maria C
"I have done three Bristol 10k races. Love it ❤️❤️❤️ and definitely going to do..."

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Simon H
"Great race..crowd support almost all the way round. Live bands on the..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £40
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Event details

  • Road
  • Closed roads
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Race packs are posted
  • 10000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Achieve your half marathon goal this autumn while enjoying the best of Bristol. This run with a view takes you past the iconic Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge. Are you up for the challenge?

Simplyhealth Great Bristol Run route

Course Maps
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What’s Included
  • Chip timing
  • closed roads
  • finisher's t-shirt
  • goodie bag
Course Details

The course will take runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside before entering the city centre.

With an electric atmosphere and music at 10 points along the course as well a cheer point from Children’s Hospice South West,  your journey to the finish line will be truly special!

Raceday Logistics

07:30 Event village opens to public (baggage, toilets and information point)

08:30 Start assembly area opens

09:15 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon wheelchair and visually impaired event

09:16 Warm-up for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

09:30 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (ORANGE WAVE)

09:38 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (WHITE WAVE)

09:46 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (GREEN WAVE)

09:54 START of the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon (PINK WAVE)

11:00 Presentations for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

Kit List

Bring your normal running kit!

Spectators

All spectators welcome

Volunteers

No volunteers required

FAQs

How old do I have to be to take part?

The minimum age for this race is 17

Can I enter the Elite race?

Check the Bristol Half website to find the qualifying time for elite runners. Other standards considered:

    Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
    Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC, road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered elite free entry

Are there bag drop facilities?

yes.

Simplyhealth Great Bristol Run reviews (13)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Lou

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Brilliant event in a brilliant city - I run it every year! Super well organised, amazing crowd support and an awesome route. It's such an amazing atmosphere running back into the City and hearing the booming music down the home stretch. Can't wait for 2019!
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    Mo Farooq

    Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    This was one of 4 10k races I ran within May 2016. The Bristol 10k offered stunning scenery as you run along the river Avon. It was a hot Sunday morning so the volunteers were well on top with keeping things cool with water (mind the pun). A challenging course too with uphill early on to keep runners on their toes. The atmosphere was awesome too with plenty turning out in Bristol to cheer the thousands marching on. Would love to do this race again next year to push for another PB and another super medal & goody bag.
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    Emma C

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    This race has become a tradition for me and my mum. It was our first 10k and we loved it so much we keep coming back.
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    Louise M

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Good communication through email with training schedules for range of abilities sent at appropriate time. Race pack informative with useful details and timings and facilities mapped out. Spacious event village in central location with parking and public transport options near by. Well supported at turn around at extreme end of course as well as in city centre. Live music and samba band lift you when you need it. Families cheering and handing out sweets. Well managed after finish to guide you through to collect goody bag with medal, t-shirt and vouchers for local beer and food voucher for Waggamamas. I have completed the course every year since 2011 and intend to keep coming back!
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    Deb G

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Despite awful weather at the start this was a great event. The start was well managed so that you were spread out sufficiently to be able to avoid weaving round others or being held up, which was great compared to somewhere like Cardiff Half. Superb organisation all round, great on course support, and lots of iconic Bristol scenery. Loved it!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I have done three Bristol 10k races. Love it ❤️❤️❤️ and definitely going to do a few more. Also, planning to sign for Bristol Half Marathon 2020 🤞Great atmosphere and scenery, well organised, supportive and friendly crowd, love each of my medals 🥇
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    Martin P

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Great organisation and a lovely course. Cant fault the support out on the course, particularly around the city.
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    Lynn

    Did the Half Marathon in 2017

    Done this run 2 years a go, enjoyed the run but was very disappointed with the park and ride to the event !! All ok going, as they dropped us off , but when we went to be picked up after the event,we waited ages for a bus then was told it picks as up somewhere else in the town !! Was not told about this at the time, couldn’t find it in town asking everybody, couldn’t even get a taxi back to the car park , ended up walking back which took as ages as we didn’t know where we were going ; just what you need after running a Half marathon , have not done this run again just because of Lack of communication
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    Simon H

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Great race..crowd support almost all the way round. Live bands on the route..top quality t shirt and medal. Add to this a goody bag with vouchers for meal at Wagga mammas and Nandos😀👍. Plus i did a PB ..great day all round
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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    This was my first major event with such a large number of runners, and I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere throughout the course was great. I booked my place late and had to pick up my pack the day before but this was easy to do. I had been worried about entering such a big event, but my advice to anyone thinking about it is definitely to go for it!

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