Varsity Bristol 10K 2019

Get up, get together, get active

We've teamed up with the Great Run Company, Bristol SU, UWE Bristol and Ashfords LLP to participate in the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K on Sunday 5 May 2019, part of the popular Varsity series. 

Never run before? No worries! The Great Bristol 10K is for everyone, from complete beginners to elite athletes. Taking part is a great way to get active and support your physical and mental health. Social running is a great way to boost your mood.

Thanks to funding & support from both Sport England & our sponsors Ashfords LLP we are offering heavily discounted entry for students and staff when you sign up via this page, a limited edition t-shirt to wear during the run, and exclusive access to our couch-to-10k package:

Let's do this together

Sign up with friends and colleagues to make the most of a package of activities and resources, all of which are included in the cost of your entry fee.

The package:

  • Join one of our social running groups to support your 10K journey and meet people from across the University and SU, including students and staff. You can choose a run group aimed at your ability, led by a friendly, England Athletics Certified Run Leader. 
  • Get access to a selection of Training Plans online to help you prepare for race day.
  • Explore inspiring case studies from our community, describing personal journeys where exercise has brought real benefits to the lives of our students, staff and alumni.
  • New to running? Join in with the 5K fun run on Sunday 24 March 2019, a great first test of your fitness and support to your training.
  • Join our social media community to connect, share training experiences, advice and top tips.

Show your support

If you’re not taking part, we need you too! Come and cheer on your friends and colleagues at the official University Cheer Points along the 10K harbourside route. Sunday 5 May will see local communities come together, from all backgrounds and running abilities, to take part. Explore our beautiful city, take in iconic landmarks along the route and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling harbourside during the race.

Statement from our main sponsor

Ashfords LLP is a leading national provider of legal and professional services. We are committed to the communities in which we operate and our corporate social responsibility programme sponsors a wide range of local events and initiatives each year. The Bristol Varsity Series provides sporting activity for 5,000 students, staff and Bristol’s community in the name of fun, rivalry and friendship. We are delighted to be sponsoring the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol in the exciting new partnership with the Simplyhealth Bristol 10k; alongside once again, the historic Boat Race held within Bristol’s Harbourside. [Peter Barton, Partner at Ashfords LLP]

Healthy Minds

The Healthy Minds programme helps University of Bristol students affected by mental ill health to get more active and maintain this behaviour in a supported, friendly environment. The three-month user-led programme includes sessions with a mentor, a tailored plan and support for future health maintenance, as well as access to a range of classes, clubs and sporting opportunities. The programme has yielded clinically significant improvements in wellbeing, positively impacting on more than 150 students over the past two years. You can choose to raise money for Healthy Minds by running the Great Bristol 10k, find out more on the JustGiving page.

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Running groups led by qualified student and staff volunteers


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T-Shirt collection dates

2nd April - Living Room, Senate House

3rd April - Living Room, Senate House

4th April - Living Room, Senate House

2nd May - Living Room, Senate House

T-Shirt sizes

S – 36-38 inch chest

M – 38-40 inch chest

L – 40-42 inch chest

XL – 42-44 inch chest‌