Great South Run

Last updated: 05 January 2023

Be part of the Great South Run in 2023.

With its flat route and breath-taking views, the 10-mile run is perfect for both beginners and experienced runners! 

Starting and finishing on the glorious seafront, the route offers a run through history passing iconic landmarks including the Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory and Southsea Castle along with breath-taking views of the Isle of Wight.

The run takes place just 6 miles from QA Hospital, so why not support a local cause?

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust provides health services to 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, you can help us to enhance care for people in your local community.

By joining team Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, you will receive a free charity t-shirt, support from our charity team and the chance to meet like-minded runners in our charity gazebo! 

When: 15th October 2023

Where: Portsmouth

Registration fee: £25

Minimum sponsorship: £150*



By fundraising, you're helping to enhance patient care, and support staff wellbeing. Without your support, we can't continue to provide those extras which can make such a difference to our patients' care and treatment. 

Setting up your fundraising page

The easiest way to collect online donations is through Justgiving, please click here to set up your page.


Sign up here


*80% of the minimum sponsorship amount must be paid 2 weeks before the event. The remaining 20% must be received two weeks after the event.


Jade Severs, a former patient at Queen Alexandra Hospital, took part in 2022, her first Great South Run since her cancer diagnosis in 2018.

The Havant resident was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in April 2018 after visiting the A&E Department at QA Hospital with severe stomach pain.

“I didn’t have any signs or symptoms prior to the stomach pain.” Said Jade. “After some scans, they discovered my bowel was blocked with a tumour. I had a subtotal colectomy in May 2018 and began 12 cycles of chemotherapy in the July. I finished chemotherapy in February 2019 and slowly began to build up my strength again through running. I was able to run 10k by December of that year, which felt like a huge achievement.

“I spent many days at QA Hospital and the care I received was amazing. After my treatment I knew I wanted to raise funds for the hospital, and I promised I would give something back as a way of saying thank you.” said Jade.

Jade smashed her target of £500, and ended up raising over £1,000 for the Colorectal Fund.

Read her full story here.