Simplyhealth Great South Run 2020

17 Oct 2021
United Kingdom


"Today, we confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Great South Run and the Junior & Mini Great South Run. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic mean it isn’t possible to stage the event as planned this year. We haven’t taken this decision lightly. Over the past few months, we’ve worked hard, and in close consultation with our medical teams, local authorities and key partners to try and find a way to run the Great South Run which both observes social distancing rules, and, crucially, doesn’t impact on our local NHS. But, as things stand, and even as the situation improves, it isn’t going to be possible to meet these goals with any certainty, and so, with just over two months to go we have concluded that the best course of action is to cancel. All entrants are able to roll their place into the next Great South Run, currently scheduled to take place on 17th October 2021, or alternatively receive a refund of entry fees. We know how disappointing this is, but we’re sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made. Thank you for your patience and continued support at this challenging time." (

The world's leading 10 mile running event returns to Portsmouth on Sunday 18 October 2020 (TBC) and entries are now open.

This fast and flat course starts and finishes on Southsea sea front, with beautiful views of the Solent. Participants are given special permission to run through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum.

Join 20,000 runners for an event that is steeped in history and sign up today!

Join our Team

WheelPower have a limited number of charity places in this flat 10 mile road race in Southsea, Portsmouth.


As this is a charity place, we are asking runners to raise money to help us make changes to the lives of those with disabilities. We hope to raise over £5,000 from our team of runners so that we can continue to provide the 1st class facilities and support that disabled people deserve.

To run for us you need to pay a registration fee of £25 and then get sponsored and train.

Support for you

Join our team and as well as the chance to help power life saving research, you’ll benefit from:

  • a WheelPower running vest
  • a fundraising pack to help you take your challenge to the finish line
  • fun tools and tips to help with your fundraising, including regular emails to keep you motivated
  • a friendly team here to support you 

Fundraising support

When you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome pack that has everything you need to know about fundraising, including fun ideas and helpful tips. We recommend you break your target down into manageable chunks and create a plan to help you reach your goals. Our friendly team also have some inspirational ideas that will to boost your fundraising.

Further information

If you would like any further information then please email

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