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The Great South Run 2020


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The world's premier 10-mile running event is returning to Portsmouth in October 2020.

The Great South Run is a flat, fast course along paved routes for the entire duration - which means it's perfect for setting a new personal best. The route will also take runners past some of Portsmouth's best scenery, including the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Seafront and through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (past Nelson's flagship HMS Victory).

It's not all about the big event, though. There are a number of other races taking part across the weekend, to suit all ages and abilities.

Saturday plays host to the Great South Run 5k, which welcomes those just getting into running or who feel the 10 mile route is now a little too much. It's a great entry into distance running - and there's not a hill in sight! Additionally, there are two children's races - the Junior (2.5k) and Mini (1.5k). Children aged 3-8 are encouraged to try the Mini, whilst the Junior is ideal for anyone aged 9-15. As with the grown-up races, all finishers will be given a commemorative t-shirt and the all-important medal.

This year will also see the return of the Canine Run, a 2.5km run for dog owners to take with their beloved pets!

Date Adult Child
18th October  FREE Entry FREE Entry

Getting Here

South parade

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Take the Hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea, HoverBus to Portsmouth The Hard Interchange and a South Western Railway service to Winchester. 





Run Itinerary
  • 07:00 Car parking on Southsea Common and information point opens
  • 07:30 Baggage room opens
  • 09:00 Start assembly area open
  • 10:15 Great South Run elite women’s race start
  • 10:20 Fast-paced runners and Orange wave warm-up
  • 10:35 Great South Run elite men and Orange wave start
  • 10:38 White wave warm-up
  • 10:48 Start of White wave
  • 10:55 Green wave warm-up
  • 11:05 Start of Green wave