On your marks, get set… run! The Great Bristol Run is 2 weeks away

Sophie Lake
| The Great Run Company
3rd September 2021
Member roleChamber member

The Great Bristol Run is just around the corner Today marks two weeks to go until the Great Bristol 10k and Great Bristol Half Marathon return to the city’s streets for an action-packed celebration of running on Sunday 19 September.

For the first time ever, the 10k and Half Marathon events will be taking place on the same day along with the Great Bristol Family Run, making it a very special date to note. The ENGIE Business Challenge is a key component of the Great Bristol Run which has become an annual fixture in the calendar. Bringing together the city’s thriving business community, the ENGIE Business Challenge provides an all-important team-building activity which encourages a healthy outlook for staff whilst raising money for incredible charities.

With a host of non-stop on-course entertainment and special guest appearances, the Great Bristol Run is an eagerly anticipated date in the diary. Here is a lowdown on everything you’ll experience at this year’s Great Bristol Run and why it is a date that your company will not want to miss.

This year’s new route showcases some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks as 10,000 runners will line the start line on Anchor Road to set off on a picturesque running tour of the city. Passing the stunning Queens Square, Prince Street Bridge, and the historic Castle Park you will see all the best bits of Bristol on your run! Famous for its buzzing atmosphere, Bristolian spirit will be in abundance to cheer you on all the way and see you across the finish line at Millennium Square. Renowned for being a fast and flat route, the Great Bristol Run offers a great opportunity for your team to achieve a mightily impressive time to earn the unbeatable bragging rights.

Be prepared to be entertained from start to finish as you are joined by local musicians across the region, a high-tempo Beats Boost zone, and the high-energy Hits Radio team providing motivation every step of the way. With our entertainment zones putting that extra spring into your run, the Great Bristol Run is set to be an experience you’ll likely never forget. 

The greatest reward in completing the challenge is the special sense of achievement as you cross the finish line on Anchor Road. If that’s not enough, you can also look forward to a shiny new medal, a snazzy finisher’s t-shirt and a finisher’s bag filled with goodies awaiting you at the end of your run! Join your colleagues after the race for an ice-cold pint and post-run meal, you’ll have definitely earnt a treat or two by then!

Whether you are doing it for the challenge, to fundraise for a charity, or simply for fun with your colleagues, take you place on the start line with your business and be a part of something really special.

Will you lace up your trainers and flex your muscles in the bid to become this year’s fastest company? To find out more about the ENGIE Business Challenge and to enter a team, visit: https://www.greatrun.org/engie-business-challenge/great-bristol-run/

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