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The Great South Run returns on Sunday October 18 in 2020!
Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the 10-mile route takes runners through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, before entering the Historic Dockyard. Here participants are granted permission to run past the Royal Navy’s current naval ships, and some of the most famous in the world – including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum.
After exiting the Dockyard runners reach the halfway point on Winston Churchill Avenue, before making their way back towards Southsea Common, where the final two miles are on the scenic seafront.
The course is steeped in history dating as far back as 1212 and features charity cheering points, boost zones, bands on the run and unrivalled support from local residents and spectators.
The Great South 5k plus the Junior & Mini Great South Run events take place the day before.