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Charity entries for the Great South Run

The following charities have a limited amount of guaranteed running places for the Great South Run, these are usually allocated on a first come first served basis.

Many charity running places include extras such as a running vest, fundraising packs and hospitality or massage after the race. So if you are looking for an entry to the Great South Run why not contact them and help raise money for charity at the same time.

Don't leave this until the last minute though as most charity running places are filled very quickly. Good luck running the Great South Run and have fun.


    Autism Hampshire, great South Run at Portsmouth

    Autism Hampshire gives direct support to people with autism all over Hampshire, they are looking for volunteers to join their team of runners in this year's Great South Run. So if you are thinking about taking part then why not sign up and raise some much needed money and awareness to help support children, families and individuals to cope with the affects autism in your local area.

    The race is designed for all abilities and has a fantastic atmosphere with live music to keep you going to the finish line. You never know, you may see yourself on Channel 5 which will be providing live coverage on the day!

    If you would like to sign up and run in aid of Autism Hampshire then please contact Hannah in fundraising on 01489 880 881 Ext. 204 or email:


    Cystic Fibrosis Trust charity running places for the Great South Run

    Help us improve care and research into this life-threatening, inherited disease and join us in this fantastic fundraiser which is not only fun but rewarding for all!

    We promise all of our runners loads of support and encouragement along the way including:
    Team CF t-shirt
    Comprehensive fundraising pack
    Invite to our online interactive Training Zone
    Team newsletters
    Team e-newsletters
    Post-run hospitality complete with masseurs

    Own Place or need one of ours, just contact us via the details below or visit our website!
    CONTACT: Soosie Rhodes
    Tel: 0300 373 1100


    Guaranteed running places for the Great South Rub, Portsmouth.

    Begin your amazing journey and go for Guide Dogs in the Great South Run. Guide Dogs are passionate about making your race day the best it can be. We will provide you with your own supporter care representative, online fundraising page, technical 'Saucony' running top, full support pack, and a huge team of extra noisy cheerers on race day. By choosing to go for Guide Dogs in the Great South Run, you'll be helping to ensure that we can continue transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted people. We simply couldn't do this without your support, so we're truly grateful for all of your continued support.
    Contact our events team today and register your place.
    Call 0845 600 6787 or email


    Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, Great South Run, Portsmouth

    Join our team. Be Unstoppable.
    Take part in the BUPA Great South Run and help raise money for life saving research into blood cancers. The team here at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research will support you before, during and after your big day. As soon as you've signed up, we will be in touch to ensure you get the most out of your challenge. We support all of our runners with a fundraising pack with sponsor forms, a fundraising guide, your Unstoppable wristband and many other useful hints and tips. We will stay in touch as you build up to your big day and can help you with training guides and of course you'll get one of our bright yellow breathable t-shirts made by Adidas. On the day our Unstoppable team will be there to cheer you on, and then come and recover in our post-race marquee. Enjoy some food and drink and celebrate your achievement with other runners.
    Contact us on: 0207 504 2298
    Visit our website.


    Meningitis UK charity places in the Great South Run

    Meningitis UK is looking for fantastic people to join our Meningitis Musketeers Team for this year's Great South Run! Full support will be given and everyone who participates will receive a free running vest or T-shirt, and a handy information pack including hints and tips on how to prepare for the event in Portsmouth. Anyone who has already secured an independent place can choose to run for Meningitis UK and we would love for participants to become part of our Meningitis Musketeers team.

    Meningitis UK has a single focus - to find a vaccine to wipe out all forms of meningitis. Tragically, meningitis and meningococcal septicemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year and kill more children under five than any other infectious disease. Our Search 4 A Vaccine Campaign aims to raise £7 million to fund research into stamp out all forms of meningitis and associated diseases. Everyone who runs for Meningitis UK will be part of the Meningitis Musketeers team, with the motto 'All 4 One and One 4 All' - to highlight the devastating fact that meningitis can kill in under four hours and the importance of our Search 4 A Vaccine Campaign.

    If you would like to take part and help us achieve our vision, please contact Emma King on 0117 303 3345 or email for a sponsorship pack.

  • MIND

    MIND the mental health charity, Great South Run places

    Join Mind in the Bupa Great South Run!
    We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure everyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. We're looking for a fantastic team of people, whether experienced runners or first timers to join us for this fantastic event. By being part of the Mind team, you'll receive
    Fundraising and training advice to help you achieve your goals
    Your own personalised running vest
    Cheers along the route
    A post-race party for the whole team, including friends & family
    Huge thanks for helping to change lives

    Running feels great. Especially when you know you'll be raising funds for a brilliant cause at the same time.

    Register online:
    Send us an email:
    Call us: 020 8215 2232


    Multiple Sclerosis Society, Great South Run

    Want to get fit this autumn? Want to run for a reason? Well if so, join the MS Society at this year's Great South Run. We have a limited number of places in this year's races on a first come first served basis.

    As an MS Superstar you will receive:
    Professional training from former Olympic Gold Champion Sally Gunnell
    MS Superstars running vest
    Regular eNewsletters
    Cheering packs for your supporters
    Race day hospitality

    Sign up today on our website for a guaranteed place or contact or 0845 481 1577 for more information


    NSPCC charity runners for the Great South Run

    Run this 10 mile coastal race and fight for every childhood.

    Abuse changes childhoods. But so can we. Join our Simplyhealth Great South Run team and help us fight for every childhood.

    This 10 mile race takes runners on a tour of Portsmouth, including the historic dockyard and Southsea coast. Fast, flat and fun, it's the perfect race for beginners and experienced runners alike.

    Every mile you run and every penny you raise will mean that when a child needs us, we're there. Together we can rebuild children's lives and prevent abuse from ruining anymore.

    Use code SUMMER to register for just £5 -

  • Rowans Hospice

    Great South Run Portsmouth, Charity Places

    Do you want to run for Charity? Rowans Hospice Charity still has places available for the Great South Run on 17 October 2021 - we'd love you to join our team and run for Rowans!

    Rowans Hospice Charity is renowned for high quality palliative and specialist end of life care for those affected by life limiting illness across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. The Charity's reliance on voluntary donations remains critical in the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic and we are calling upon the local community for help to raise vital and much-needed funds. All funds raised through the Great South Run will be supporting the future of local Hospice care.

    Call our Income Generation team today on 02392 250 001 for more information or visit our website to register now. We look forward to seeing you there!


    Help Scope help disabled people. Great South Run, Southsea

    Secure your place in the Bupa Great South Run.
    Join us in Britain's biggest and most popular 10-mile road race through the historic naval port of Portsmouth and help disabled people live the lives they choose.
    We ask our runners to pledge to raise £120 in support of Scope. In return you'll receive a technical Scope running vest, huge support on the day, training and fundraising tips and a fantastic post-race reception!

    Join us now or call our Events Team on 0207 619 7270


    Stroke Association running places for the Great South Run

    Stroke Association is urging Southerners to "Act FAST" and sign up for a Gold Bond place in the BUPA Great South Run.
    Alessandra Arnott from Stroke Association said: "By signing up to Bupa Great South Run, you will have the chance to join one of the biggest events of the year, enjoy a festival atmosphere with live music and entertainment and improve your fitness at the same time. You will also pledge to raise money to help provide vital support to one in six of us who will have a stroke."
    For more information or to download an entry form, visit the event page, email or call 0117 911 471.


    Wetwheels Solent Charity, Great South Run, Portsmouth

    Run for Barrier-Free Boating and join the Wetwheels Solent team!

    Wetwheels Solent provide active, inclusive powerboat adventures that are open to all disabled people in our community - even people with profound, multiple and severe conditions or impairments who are often excluded from outdoor leisure activities. By joining the Wetwheels Solent team, you will help ensure all disabled people are able to access the Blue Health benefits of time spent on the open sea, including increased confidence, improved physical and mental wellbeing, and broadened horizons.

    Wetwheels Solent has entries available for the 2022 Great South Run. All they ask for is a £20 registration fee and a fundraising target of £150. They're also interested in hearing from runners who already have their own place.

    Contact Rowena for more details: or 02392 819366