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Great Bristol 10K

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Featuring breathtaking views of Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, this flat and fast 10k run is the perfect event to kick off your summer racing calendar.

Review summary

23 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Carol w
"Great atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed, holding pens were a bit disorganised. ....."


Cat H
"I’ve done the Great Bristol 10k twice now and will do it again. I love it...."


Hannah H
"Great race, my first in almost 6 years. Incredible atmosphere and the crowds..."
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How to enter the Great Bristol 10K

  1. 10k Wheelchair Race

    Run 10km
    Event passed
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    Event passed
  3. Family Run

    Run 1mi
    Event passed

Great Bristol 10K routes

Starting on Anchor Road near Millennium Square and Bristol Cathedral it runs parallel to the historic Bristol Harbour before continuing along Avon Gorge and taking in the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. The return route takes in Spike Island and the Cumberland Basin before heading along Prince Street and the Centre, finally finishing on Anchor Road close to the start line so that runners can meet up with family and friends and make the most of the bars, restaurants and attractions at the Harbourside.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Exclusive medal and t-shirt
  • Goodie-filled finisher’s pack
  • Timing chip for accurate results
  • Free training and advice
  • Security of closed roads
Raceday Logistics

07:30 - Event village opens to public (baggage services, toilets and information point)
08:30 - Start assembly area opens
09:15 - START of the Great Bristol 10K wheelchair race
09:17 - Warm-up for the Great Bristol 10K starts
09:30 - START of the Great Bristol 10K (ORANGE WAVE)
09:43 - START of the Great Bristol 10K (WHITE WAVE)
09:56 - START of the Great Bristol 10K (GREEN WAVE)
10:07 - START of the Great Bristol 10K (PINK WAVE)
10:25 - Presentations take place for the Great Bristol 10K
12:30 - Assembly area opens for the Great Bristol Family Run
12:42 - Warm-up for the Great Bristol Family Run starts
12:45 - START of the Great Bristol Family Run

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Great Bristol 10k family-friendly?
Yes! There is a Mini and Junior Event for the Great Bristol 10k, where parents can run with their children if they want. Adult bibs are sent out in the Mini race pack or can be collected on race day
What do I need to bring to the Great Bristol 10k?
Race packs for the Great Bristol 10k will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before race day. This will include your Race Number and Timing Chip which must be worn on the day.
At what time does the Great Bristol 10k start?
Your start time will depend on the wave you have been assigned to, as marked out by the colour of your race number. Exact start times for each wave will be confirmed in your race pack and on the event website in the build up to race day.
Is this a good run for beginners?
This run is great for all abilities.
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Great Bristol 10K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

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The Great Run Company are ranked #10 in the UK out of 274 organizers

The Great Run Company is a United Kingdom events company specialising in the development, design, organisation and rights management of mass participation and televised sporting events. They most notably organise the Great North Run, Great South Run and Great Manchester Run annually.

Great Bristol 10K reviews (23)

4.9 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 10k Wheelchair Race in 2019

    A great experience that must be tried by anyone who likes to run! Fast & flat, it's ideal for achieving that p.b.! Great views of the city as we pass under Brunel's world famous Suspension Bridge and then back along the Portway and back in towards the centre from the other side of the river. One of my favourite 10k courses and I look forward to returning next year. But not before experiencing the Bristol half next month!
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    N Long

    Did the 10k in 2019

    This was my first 10k. The support from the crowds really helped. I ran another 10k a week later with hardly any support and really struggled. They keep you going at all times.
    It was well organised, and the massage tent afterwards was most welcome as my legs nearly gave up.
    Stewards were brilliant and the overall atmosphere was amazing.
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    Lee c

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Great run done it twice and looking forward to next year highly recomended for new runners really flat with i coulple of small inclines
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    Hannah H

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Great race, my first in almost 6 years. Incredible atmosphere and the crowds really keep you going. Thought the Portway section would be a bit boring, but it was actually my favourite part. Can't wait to run it again next year
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    Richard W

    Did the 10k in 2018

    I've been doing the Bristol 10k most years since 2011 (unless it clashes with a triathlon). One my favourite events to participate in!!! Very well organised and with so many people it has to be!!! Always recommending others to give it a go!
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    Cat H

    Did the 10k in 2019

    I’ve done the Great Bristol 10k twice now and will do it again. I love it. Great atmosphere, wonderful organisation and people. Can’t wait for next year!
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    Melanie V

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Overall I enjoyed the Bristol 10K. Only thing I thought could've been better was ensuring everyone got to fo a warm up, not just the first wave of runners. Loved the atmosphere and the various types of music around the course.
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    Deborah B

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Great atmosphere, nice flat run, fab places to eat afterwards, will enter next year . Have run the 10k at Bristol twice now.
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    Carol w

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Great atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed, holding pens were a bit disorganised. .. but did not affect it
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    the event was extremely well organised with helpers spaced around to answer any questions or problems i had. i really enjoyed my first experience of the 10k and had a really great time. the route was very well planned and a great route and i dont really have any advice for others apart from to just enjoy yourself!!

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