Introducing the Great Run Series

Are you a runner looking to make a difference in the world and challenge yourself at the same time? The Great Run Series is an exciting opportunity for fundraisers to participate in some of the most popular and well-known races in the UK while raising money for your favourite charity!

Breathing Matters has introduced The Great Run Series to our event portfolio for our fundraisers.  These include The Great Bristol Run, The Great Manchester Run, The Great Scottish Run and The Great South Run.  Each event offers a unique course and a challenging, yet rewarding, experience for runners of all levels.


The Great Bristol Run is a half marathon distance race that takes runners through the city centre, past some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks. The route is super-scenic and fairly flat with a mix of city streets and scenic parks, making it an ideal choice for both first-time runners and experienced athletes.

Date: 14th May 2023

Registration: By 4th May 2023

Cost: £50 / Minimum sponsorship: £275


The Great Manchester Run (21st May 2023) takes runners through the heart of the city, past some of its most famous sights, including Old Trafford and the Imperial War Museum. With a mostly flat route, it’s a great opportunity to set a personal best time. In true Mancunian style, it’s a party from start to finish, with a high-energy soundtrack, live music and entertainment zones at every turn.

Date: 21st May 2023

Registration: By 8th May 2023

Cost: £50 / Minimum sponsorship: £275


The Great Scottish Run is a half marathon or 10K race that takes runners through Glasgow’s city centre and along the banks of the River Clyde. And Scotland’s friendliest city always delivers on the support front too, with crowds turning out each year to cheer and high-five from beginning to end.

Date: 1st October 2023

Registration: By 1st September 2023

Cost for Half Marathon: £50 / Minimum sponsorship: £275

Cost for 10K: £30 / Minimum sponsorship £100


The Great South Run is a 10-mile race that takes runners through the historic city of Portsmouth, including a section along the seafront. With a relatively flat route and plenty of support from the crowds, it’s a great option for runners of all abilities. This is probably the world’s favourite 10-miler, with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed.

Date: 15th October 2023

Registration: By 15th September 2023

Cost: £50 / Minimum sponsorship: £275


So why not sign up for one of the Great Run Series events today and start making a difference? With training plans, fundraising tips, and plenty of support from fellow runners, you’ll have everything you need to make your race day a success. 

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