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Be Your Greatest at Great Bristol Run!

AJ Bell Great Bristol Run bounces back in just 12 weeks...

With an iconic suspension bridge at its core, Bristol will again provide a spectacular backdrop to the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run Half Marathon and 10K that returns to the famous maritime city on Sunday 19th May, 2024 – giving you just under 12 weeks to get on board!

Of course, Clifton Suspension Bridge isn't the only thing that has put Bristol on the map. So too have its brilliant citizens. For example, will you sweat like the stand-up comedian Lee Evans; breathe heavily like the original Darth Vader body actor David Prowse, or walk tall like the actor and comedian Stephen Merchant – all born in Bristol?

Bristol comes alive when the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run rolls into the city and this year’s events promise to be bigger and better than ever. Take a look at last year's event video to get a feel for the incredible atmosphere...did you spot Darth Vader?.....

Often described as the best running event in the South West, the half marathon follows the Portway through the Avon Gorge and out towards the stunning Clifton Suspension Bridge. Runners in both main events will experience some of Bristol’s most memorable landmarks including the historic Harbourside, Castle Park, Avon Gorge, and Queen Square. If superb views, inspiring history, and graffiti murals are your thing then Great Bristol Run is right up your street (Banksy is another famous former Bristolian).

From the start line excitement to the rocking on-course music zones, and an event village that feels more like an after-party, the buzzing atmosphere continues with post-event celebrations in the après-run zone in Millennium Square.

It’s not all about adults, though. The popular Family Run for kids aged 3+ takes place on the same day and offers high-energy fun from beginning to end. With crazy costumes, high-fives, roaring crowd support, and special medals for finishers, the kids take centre stage and enjoy the big event experience.

Sign up now and you could receive £10 off your next Great Run if you refer a friend; free training plans, tips and support up to the event; free event day tracking app and exclusive discounts with Great Run Rewards. It's all explained on the Great Bristol Run website.

Whether you’re just beginning your running journey, or conquering your 50th half marathon, this is a run for everyone, of all ages and abilities. So, whether your motivation is to hit a fitness goal, to do something incredible for charity, to hear thousands of people cheering you on, to be your greatest or simply to run for fun, enter now and experience it all for yourself.

Entries are still available at the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run website here.

Previous results and reports at the runABC South race listing here.

Image courtesy The Great Run Company

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