Find out about running courses, groups, clubs and events for beginners, experienced runners and young people in Bristol.

Running is a great free activity for everyone. It's a fantastic way to spend time with friends and family, meet new people, explore new places and get out and visit some of our many parks and green spaces.

Measured routes

There are measured routes that can be walked, jogged or run in Bristol, including:

  • Eastville Park
  • Ashton Court
  • Horfield Common
  • Netham Park
  • Victoria Park

Parkrun and junior parkrun

These are free weekly timed runs organised by volunteers in our parks. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. You need to register on the parkrun website before taking part for the first time.

Find out about volunteering at a parkrun


These free 5km timed runs start every Saturday at 9am at Ashton Court and Eastville Park.

Junior parkrun

These free 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14 years take place on Sunday mornings.

See the junior parkrun locations below for times:

Running events

Bristol holds two annual events that are part of the national Great Run series:

  • Bristol 10k
  • Bristol Half Marathon

To find out more or to sign up for a race, visit the Great Run website.

Running Clubs

The main running clubs in Bristol are: