Great Bristol Half Marathon (Bristol)

The Great Bristol Half Marathon is an annual road running event held on the streets of Bristol, usually in September and also featuring a 10K and family run. The event was first held in 1989 and in 2001 doubled up as the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, won by Haile Gebrselassie of Ethopia and Britain’s Paula Radcliffe.

How do I enter the Great Bristol Half Marathon?

Entry for the 2020 event cost £41. You can sign up for the event’s reminder service here to register your interest in entering this great event.

Great Bristol Half Marathon Course Details

The Great Bristol Half Marathon starts and finishes in Bristol’s Harbourside, through the spectacular Avon Gorge and under the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

How do I get to Bristol?

Airport: Bristol Airport is located south of the city, with airlines including easyJet, Flybmi, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI Airways serving many European destinations. The Airport Flyer Express bus service connects the city with the airport, with a journey time of approximately 35 minutes.

Thinking of flying to Bristol? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Coach: Bristol Coach Station is located in the city centre, with National Express having links to many destinations, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Bristol and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bristol Airport, Cardiff, Exeter, Falmouth, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, London, Sheffield and Taunton. You can search and book your tickets here.

Train: Bristol Temple Meads has services from a number of UK major cities, including London Paddington, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Thinking of catching a train to Bristol? Search and and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Where to Stay in Bristol

The ibis Bristol Centre is a fantastic location on the course, located directly on the start line.

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Bristol by clicking here.


Further Information

Great Bristol Half Marathon Official Website

Sports Tourist City Guide to Bristol

Last Updated on May 21, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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