Please note

Sadly the Great Run Company has taken the decision to cancel the Great Bristol 10K this year due to the coronavirus emergency.  However, we know you've all been training hard and we want to continue to support our #WeAreBristol community of runners, so we've come up with a few possible options for next steps.  Please let us know which you'd support by selecting from the options in this super short poll.

Bristol 10K 2020

Get up, get together, get active

We're teaming up again with the Great Run Company and Bristol SU to participate in the Great Bristol 10K on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Never run before? No worries! The Great Bristol 10K is for everyone, from complete beginners to elite athletes. Taking part is a great way to get active and support your physical and mental health. Social running is a great way to boost your mood.

We are offering discounted entry for students, staff and alumni when you sign up via this page, a free limited edition performance t-shirt (RRP £19.99) to wear during the run, and exclusive access to our couch-to-10k package:

Let's do this together

Sign up with friends and colleagues to make the most of a package of activities and resources, all of which are included in the cost of your entry fee.

The package:

  • Join one of our social running groups to support your 10K journey and meet people from across the University and SU, including students and staff. You can choose a run group aimed at your ability, led by a friendly, England Athletics Certified Run Leader. 
  • Get access to a selection of Training Plans online to help you prepare for race day.
  • Explore inspiring case studies from our community, describing personal journeys where exercise has brought real benefits to the lives of our students, staff and alumni.
  • Join our social media community to connect, share training experiences, advice and top tips.

Show your support

If you’re not taking part, we need you too! Come and cheer on your friends and colleagues at the official University Cheer Points along the 10K harbourside route. Sunday 3 May will see local communities come together, from all backgrounds and running abilities, to take part. Explore our beautiful city, take in iconic landmarks along the route and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling harbourside during the race.

Healthy Minds

Our 10k runners can go the extra mile and combine their training with fundraising for the University of Bristol’s Healthy Minds programme. Support your own mental and physical wellbeing whilst raising funds to support the wellbeing of our students. 

Physical activity has been proven to boost mood and reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and depression, and this idea is at the heart of Healthy Minds: it utilises the proven benefits of exercise to support Bristol students affected by mental health difficulties.   

When you sign up to be one of our 10k fundraisers, you’ll gain access to an online community and receive regular fundraising tips and support from our 10k team. It’s easy to find out more and get started – just go to our campaign page on JustGiving and click ‘start fundraising’. Thank you for supporting student mental health!

B:Active Healthy Minds

Improving mental health through activity

Any questions?

Read our FAQs

Not found the answer? Contact sports-events@bristol.ac.uk

Facebook group

Join our group on Facebook for updates and tips

Running groups

Led by England Athletics qualified student and staff volunteers

T-shirt sizes

S – 36-38 inch chest

M – 38-40 inch chest

L – 40-42 inch chest

XL – 42-44 inch chest‌

2XL - 44-46 inch chest

3XL - 46-48 inch chest

Purchase a t-shirt

Those not eligible for discounted entry can still purchase a t-shirt to wear during the run and take part in our University red wave!

T-shirt collection

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