The University of Bristol Run Series

Run, jog or walk your way to the finish line and be part of the #WeAreBristol community.

What is the Bristol Run Series?

The Bristol Run Series comprises a number of virtual events, which take place between February - May, and is designed to get you active, irrespective of where you are in the world!

It's free to sign up for, and if you complete the whole series, you'll receive a full wooden stackable medal set free of charge, for being awesome! If you choose only to participate in selected virtual events, you can still purchase your respective medal(s) via the online shop.

How to take part:

Whether you want to take part in the whole series or just one event, you can register via the sign up form below. Remember you can use your in-person events towards completing the whole series and achieve your free set of medals! 

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

Sign up to the Bristol Run Series here:

Bristol Run Series - Sign up form

Complete this form to sign up for the 2023 Run Series. Then, if you would like to register for an in-person event, explore our Event Schedule.

Healthy Minds

We are also proud to support and promote the Healthy Minds programme. The Healthy Minds programme supports students experiencing mental health difficulties. They are referred by either the Student Counselling Service or the Mental Health Advisory Service. Students then work with activity mentors from the Fitness Team to develop a bespoke programme to improve their mental health, including accessible, social and inclusive classes, gym-based activity and social activity.

The programme is free for students thanks to the generosity of Bristol’s donor community, and participants have reported a wellbeing improvement of 49% following completion.

Visit the Healthy Minds programme for more information.

Training and community support:

Feedback and engagement:

The team delivering the Bristol Run Series are passionate about using physical activity to improve both physical and mental wellbeing. This ethos is encourporated at the heart of our programme, and analysis of feedback from 2022 highlighted that 93% of participants felt that the Bristol Run Series had a definite or very probable positive impact on their mental wellbeing, with 80% suggesting that there was a definite or very probably positive impact on their physcal wellbeing. 

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

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.

Our Partners:

All three run series partner logos in one mini slider - GRC, Winter warmer, maverick

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