Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon


Organiser's Description

Achieve your half marathon goal this Autumn while enjoying the best of Bristol. Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must-do event, with an atmosphere second to none. The scenic sea-level course starts and finishes in Bristol's historic Harbourside, taking runners out and back through the stunning Avon Gorge, around the old city, and twice under Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. (Start times tbc)


  • Half marathon
    £40 BOOK

Bristol Harbourside

09.15: Start of Half Marathon wheelchair and visually impaired event

09.30: Start of Half Marathon Orange wave

09.38: Start of Half Marathon White wave

09.46: Start of Half Marathon Green wave

09.54: Start of Half Marathon Pink wave

Park & Ride pick-ups start at 7am from Long Ashton and Brislington. Runners will be dropped off as close as possible to the Event Village. Brislington Park and Ride is located on the A4 Bath Road, postcode: BS4 5LR; Long Ashton Park and Ride is located just off the A370 travelling into Bristol from the North, postcode: BS3 2HB.

For local bus services check out; due to road closures there will be a number of alterations to the regular timetable.

Due to engineering work there will be no trains calling at Bristol Parkway; roadworks are currently underway around Temple Meads and you may need to leave additional time for your journey when travelling in the area.

Ferries will be running throughout the event

Should you need to travel by car, central multi story car parks will be open and accessible but you should be aware of road closures

The course will take runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside before entering the city centre.

With an electric atmosphere and music at 10 points along the course as well a cheer point from Children's Hospice South West, your journey to the finish line will be truly special!

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Brilliant event - organised, flat and fun!

This was my first time doing this event and my 7th half marathon. The organisation was brilliant with a great spectator village - my wife and kids came along and had a great time whilst waiting for me to finish.
No registration needed - just put number on and turn up. Very helpful and efficient. The course was great... flat with the very occasional small rise. Definitely a PB course. Although the sharp turns in the final 3-4 miles do hit the legs quite hard.

Will definitely be returning to do this again!

Neil Smith / Sep 16, 2019

Bristol HM

Nice half marthon out and back along portway then in to city for the last 4 miles.

Graham Kirk / Sep 16, 2019

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