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 and in-person events designed to get you active, irrespective of where you are in the world! Open to all, the series aims to increase your activity while creating a sense of community #WeAreBristol. You don't need to be an experienced runner to take part. You'll get access to our support hub which will include training plans, videos and blogs!

Bristol Run Series 2024

This year the series includes three pathways, each containing three events to be completed - in-person or virtually! Whether you're a seasoned marathon runner or just getting started, there's a pathway to suit you. Which pathway will you choose?

In-person and virtual events across the three pathways will take place from February to July 2024.

Images shows three runners with text beneath each of them, outlining the Bristol Run Series pathway distances. The pathways read 'let's get started' (2.5K, 5K, 10K), 'keep me moving' (5K, 10K and half marathon) and 'time to dare' (10K, half marathon and full marathon). An stamp overlapping the photos of the runners reads 'run virtually or in-person.

Event schedule

The event schedule is now live. Look at the events in your chosen pathway and make sure to add the dates to your diary.

Sign up for the Bristol Run Series 2024

Registration for the 2024 Run Series is open. There is still time to sign up to take part in our final event, the virtual marathon. 

Register your interest for the next Bristol Run Series

For early access to information about the next Bristol Run Series, register your interest via this link. Get yourself on the list to find out first!

How to take part

  1. Choose a pathway that best suits your level of experience and sign up
  2. You can run your pathway distances either:
    • virtually within the virtual event window
    • in-person at one of our series events
    • or a mix of both
  3. After your run, share your results with us to show that you've finished
  4. Once you've completed the three events in your pathway, you'll receive your free BRS 2024 finishers medal! Or instead of claiming your medal, you can ask us to donate the cost of the medal to the University of Bristol's Healthy Minds programme.

Find your results

Check out your results from the Unviersity of Bristol 5K and 10K events that took place on Sunday 17 March 2024.

Healthy Minds

We're proud to support and promote the Healthy Minds programme, that supports students who face mental health difficulities.

The programme takes positive steps to improve the way students feel through a varied and socially engaging programme of physical activity. Students are referred by either the Student Counselling Service or the Mental Health Advisory Service, where they then work with an activity mentor to develop new skills, interests, and to find ways to help them feel better and stay well into the future.

The programme is free for students thanks to the generosity of Bristol’s donor community. We've now supported over 500 students in improving their wellbeing, with a 100% improvement rate.

Fundraise for Healthy Minds

Would you like to further challenge yourself while training and running? We are proud to support the Healthy Minds programme and are pleased to offer the opportunity to any Bristol Run Series participants to fundraise for this impactful programme supporting students who experience mental health difficulties.  

If you would like to fundraise for Healthy Minds during the Bristol Run Series, create your own fundraising page on the University’s Crowdfunding Platform with the template provided, explaining why this an important cause to you and start sharing it with your networks. Read the Fundraising Guide for detailed information on how to get started! 

If you have any questions, please contact  

Feedback and engagement

The team delivering the Bristol Run Series are passionate about using physical activity to improve both physical and mental wellbeing. Read about Viet-Anh who participated in the Run Series 2023 and understand how running postively impacted his mental health. 

Sports Medicine Clinic

The Sports Medicine Clinic now offers a runners' massage service, alongside regular physiotherapy and osteopathy services.

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