Great Bristol Run 2022: How to enter half marathon, family run and 10k routes as final countdown begins

The final countdown to the much-loved Bristol event is on - but there’s still time to enter on all three routes

One of Bristol’s largest sporting events is just a few days away - but there’s still time to dust off your running shoes and book a place if you fancy being part of the action.

The Great Bristol Run 2022 returns this Sunday (September 25) and promises to be an action-packed day that will see hundreds of runners dash across Bristol while taking in the city’s most iconic landmarks.

Thousands of spectators are also expected to descend on the event to cheer on loved ones, with a large number of road closures planned along major roads such as Anchor Road and The Portway.

Despite its popularity, the event hasn’t yet sold out, with places still available on the event’s family, 10k and half marathon routes waiting to be snapped up- here’s how.

This year’s event will also host the second annual Visually Impaired (VI) Runners 10k Challenge – currently the UK’s only dedicated race for blind and partially sighted runners.

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How much does it cost to enter the family run, 10k run and half marathon?

There are a number of options available if you’re looking to take part:

  • It costs £12 to enter the family run (one mile)
  • It costs £34 to enter the 10k run (10km)
  • It costs £44 to enter the half marathon (13.1 miles)
The Great Bristol Half Marathon route takes runners through the city centre

What time do the family, 10k and half marathon runs start?

The timings on Sunday, September 25 are as follows:

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  • 9am: Family run start
  • 9.20am: Warm up 
  • 9.25am: 10k Wheelchair race start
  • 9.28am: Visually Impaired 10k race start 
  • 9.30am: 10k start Wave 1
  • 9.37am: 10k start Wave 2 
  • 9.44am: 10k start Wave 3
  • 10.20am: Half marathon warm up 
  • 10.30am: Half marathon start Wave 1 
  • 10.40am: Half marathon start Wave 2
  • 10.50am: Half marathon start Wave 3

What’s included when I sign up to the Great Bristol Run 2022?

Runners will receive an exclusive finishers medal, t-shirt and goodie bag for taking part.

You’ll also get access to pre-race training and motivation as well as chip-timed results and access to the Great Run app which allows your loved ones to track your progress.

Pictured are runners in the Great Bristol Run dashing under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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Runners are invited to a post-event ‘finisher village’ with further giveaways, and can take advantage of local Runner Reward offers, too.

How do I book a spot on the Great Bristol Run 2022?

Those wishing to enter can book their place online using the Great Bristol Run website.

According to the website and at the time of writing, 570 places have been booked so far this week, so don’t miss out if you’re keen to take part.

More information is available on the Great Bristol Run website and the website’s support FAQ.