The University of Bristol Run Series
Whatever your running experience, we invite you to join us for one, two or all three of the virtual events in our Run Series in 2021. Be a part of our supportive running community of students, staff and alumni, and discover the positive impact that getting active can have on your everyday, this year.
How to take part
Follow the links below and sign-up for one, two or all events in the Run Series.
- Exclusive training plans for each event
- Access to information, advice and guidance to help you to the finish line, curated by our in-house experts on topics such as route planning, injury prevention, nutrition and sport psychology.
Cross the finish line
- Run your race between the event start and end dates, adding #BristolUniRun to your completed run in Strava
- For non-Strava users, send a screenshot of your completed run to firstname.lastname@example.org
Run Series medal
- During the online registration, you can purchase a Run Series performance tee and an exclusive Run Series medal.
- Each event has its own bespoke medal featuring some of Bristol’s iconic landmarks. Take part in all three events and interlock your medals to create one complete Run Series medal. Commit to the whole series and get all three medals for free!
Sign up to one, two or all three of our events below. All events in the Run Series are free to enter.
Virtual 5k run - 20 to 21 March 2021 (completed)
The virtual 5k run kicked off our 2021 Run Series over the 20 and 21 March.
Sign up- Virtual 10 k run - 8 to 16 May 2021
Build on your 5k training and sign up to complete a virtual 10k between the 8 and 16 May 2021
Sign up - Half Marathon - 18 to 26 September 2021
Take part in the half marathon, our 21.1 km Run Series finale, between the 18 and 26 of September 2021.
Sign-up - Junior 5k Mini-Series
We have introduced a 5k Mini-Series for our junior users aged 11-16 years who wish to take part. Run, jog or walk 3 5ks during each of the Run series event dates and receive a free 5k medal. Parent, carers, friends and family who wish to run alongside them can also sign up for the mini-series.
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 & Acupuncture.
Grab a #WeAreBristol performance t-shirt, supporting the Bristol Run Series, for £6 either through the University of Bristol Online Shop or during sign-up for any events in the Series.
Crafted from a lightweight Neoteric™ fabric that wicks sweat away from the skin to ensure you stay cool and dry, this T-shirt will take the heat off you whether you're working out or taking part in our Run Series.
Performance tees will be available for collection, restrictions permitting, and UK and International postage options are available at check out.
Faces of the Run Series
We'll be shining the light on individuals who have signed up to one, or more, of our virtual events in this series, and sharing what brought each to our virtual community this year. Get to know your fellow participants, and put a face to the Facebook profile, email address or Strava user you've only had the opportunity to meet in 2D - until now!
Meet Vicky Dickson - Business Development Officer
Meet Rushab Shah - Bristol SU Sport and Student Development Sabbatical Officer
Meet Tiegan Ball - Wellbeing Sports Liaison Officer, Bristol SU
Meet Brandon Dobson - Lead Activator for Sport, Exercise and Health
Meet Roy Kiruri - Bristol SU International Students Sabbatical Officer
Charities: Healthy Minds & NHS Charities
In 2020, when The Great Run Company had to make the decision cancel the Great Bristol 10k due to Covid-19, over £4,000 was raised for Healthy Minds and NHS Charities Together thanks to those of you who donated your registration fees rather than getting a refund.
From your feedback, the Bristol Run Series will continue to support both charities and you will be given the option to add a donation when you sign up to any of our Run Series events.
Our virtual 10k runners can still go the extra mile & combine their training with fundraising for the University of Bristol’s Healthy Minds programme. Support your own mental & physical wellbeing whilst raising funds to support the wellbeing of our students.
NHS Charities Together provides a forum for nationwide fundraising & advocacy campaigns; specialist advice & guidance; bespoke conferences & training opportunities, as well as access to online resources & support through exclusive member pages on our website.