The University of Bristol Run Series

Whatever your running experience, we invite you for one, two, three or all four of the virtual events in the University of Bristol Run Series 2022. 

My advice? If you think you hate running, find yourself a running partner, put some great music on, plan a route, and take it really slow! Like me, you might just be surprised at how enjoyable running can actually be!

Brandon, Run Series 2021

How to take part:

  1. Register online for your chosen event(s)
  2. Choose which day between the start and end dates you're going to complete your event
  3. Ready, set, GO! Track yourself using an app or fitness watch
  4. Send a screenshot of your completed event to

Training and community support:

  • Visit our support hub for training plans and guidance from our team of experts to help you to the finish line
  • Join the conversation in our Run Series community group on Facebook
  • Join the University of Bristol Strava club
  • Share your training by tagging us on Instagram and Twitter and using #BristolUniRun #WeAreBristol

Bristol Run Series - Register

There are a range of in-person and virtual events to choose from for this year's Run Series. Discounted entry is available.

Bristol Run Series - Past events

Past event listings for this year's Bristol Run Series.

Sports Medicine Clinic

To help avoid or treat any injuries you may sustain during your training, we'd recommend getting in touch with our Sports Medicine Clinic, where we offer Physiotherapy, Sports massage, Osteopathy & Acupuncture.

Run Series T-Shirts

A‌dd a #WeAreBristol performance t-shirt for £8.00 during the event registration process, or purchase one at any time via the University of Bristol online shop. Crafted from a lightweight Neoteric™ fabric, our t-shirts wick sweat away from the skin to ensure you stay cool and dry during your training and events.

Performance tees are available for contact-free click and collect (dates to be confrimed) or UK and International deliveryPlease note that UK & International postage and packaging fees need to be purchased as a separate product in your shopping basket - it cannot be added during checkout.

Run Series Medals

Bespoke Run Series medals have been created for each event in the 2022 events, featuring Bristol's iconic landmarks. Medals are available to purchase during the event registration process for individual events, or at any time via the University of Bristol online shop.

Alternatively register and complete the Whole Series and get all four medals for free!

Run series 2022 - medals banner

Charities: Healthy Minds & NHS Charities Together

In 2021 the Bristol Run Series a combined total of £1,829 was raised by our community for charities Healthy Minds and NHS Charities Together. 

“We are so thankful to the University of Bristol for its amazing fundraising and donations through the Great Bristol 10k and Bristol Run Series. The support from the public, spanning both this year’s events and those who chose to donate their registration fees for last year, will help the NHS go further than would otherwise be possible. And with increasing pressures on the service, we need to continue to be there for NHS staff as they were there for us. The money raised will go towards supporting NHS staff, volunteers and patients both practically and emotionally, now and in the longer term as the NHS recovers from the most challenging time in its history.”

Ellie Orton OBE, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together

With thanks to our funding providers

University of Bristol Alumni & Friends

University of Bristol Staff Engagement

"Physical activity is a strong protective factor for mental health, and in recognition of this, the University has agreed to contribute to the cost of the Bristol Run Series 2022 as part of supporting our wellbeing agenda.
Running can be a lone activity, or you can find community in training. At the university you can connect with others in real life with staff running clubs, and online via the University of Bristol Strava group and Runner's Facebook community.
Keep an eye out this term for opportunities to get active, connect with colleagues, or both, in the run up to Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 (9-15 May)."

Read about Dominic's (staff) Run Series experience: Dominic Freda - Bristol Run Series: Couch to 5k to Half Marathon

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