Distances in this event
- Run 5km
- Run 10mi
- Run 2.5km
- Run 1.5km
- Run 2.5km
- Run 1.5km
Simplyhealth Great South Run routes
Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, before entering the Historic Dockyard. Here you’re granted permission to run past the Royal Navy’s current naval ships, and some of the most famous in the world – including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum.
After exiting the Dockyard you reach the halfway point on Winston Churchill Avenue, before making your way back towards Southsea Common, where you’ll complete the final two miles on the scenic seafront.
The course is steeped in history dating as far back as 1212 and features charity cheering points, boost zones, bands on the run and unrivalled support from local residents and spectators.
This fast and flat 5k course is perfect for beginner runners or those who are looking for a personal best across a shorter running route. Runners, joggers and walkers have the bonus of the scenic views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight as they start on Clarence Esplanade. They then head past Clarence Pier and Southsea Common before crossing the finish line close to the Pyramids Centre on the sea front.
Mini and Junior Course
Both the Junior and Mini routes start on Clarence Esplanade, opposite the Skate Park. From here, all the runners head west past the D-Day museum and Blue Reef Aquarium.
Mini runners then turn right into Serpentine Way while Junior runners head up to a turnaround point next to Mozzarella Joes. Both runs then head up Serpentine Way and down Lady’s Mile to reach Avenue De Caen. The kids then head for the finish back on Clarence Esplanade.
With a nautical themed fancy dress, it’s a fun way to get your kids excited about running and a chance to experience their own finish line moment and wear their medals with pride.
- Closed roads
- Finisher’s t-shirt
- Finisher’s medal
- 20000 participants
From the organizer
The Great Run Company are ranked #4 in the UK out of 506 organizers
Experience the south coasts best 10 mile event and celebrate everything that's great about Portsmouth. If you're looking for a PB, this flat and fast course is the perfect choice for your greatest victory.
If youre new to running, or ten miles isnt your thing, you can still be a part of the iconic Simplyhealth Great South Run weekend at this popular 5k. Soak up the atmosphere as you experience your own moment of victory when you cross the line.
Ahoy maties, get your kids ship shape for this popular childrens running event by the sea. With a nautical themed fancy dress, its a fun way to get your kids excited about running and a chance to experience their own finish line moment and wear their medals with pride.
Make it a Great day out for all the family in Portsmouth, the UK's best waterfront city
Frequently Asked Questions
Simplyhealth Great South Run weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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