Junior & Mini Great South Run

  • Date:
    Saturday 19th October 2024
  • Location:
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Experience the atmosphere of the Great South Run with this event!

The Junior & Mini Great South Run events are back in 2024!

It’s not just grown-up runners who love to be by the seaside – mini and junior runners love it, too!

Give younger athletes a taste of that big event buzz with an entry into the AJ Bell Mini (3-8) or Junior (9-15) Great South Run and kickstart a lifelong love of being active.

With crazy costumes, music and so much more, you’re guaranteed a fantastic day out, plenty of sea air and an unforgettable finish line feeling.

Happening on the day before the Great South Run, on top of lots of high fives and cheering supporters and an incredible sense of achievement, all runners will get:

  • A shiny medal to show to all of your friends and a t-shirt to run in
  • Spot prizes for best fancy dress
  • Edible treats when you cross the finish line
  • A safe, secure and fun filled route
  • Bragging rights of being part of the biggest and best kids running events.

See the highlights video from last year's event here.

And have a look at the route maps here

For these events sign up directly with the event organisers via their webpage and then please let us know by completing this short form.

Would your child like to take part?

Date: Saturday, 19th October 2024
Location: Portsmouth
Registration fee: Mini & Junior entry £19 payable direct to the event organisers. 
Minimum sponsorship pledge: There's no minimum sponsorship - just raise whatever you can!

Please note that Shine does not have any charity places in the Junior & Mini Great South Runs - it's necessary to sign up with the organisers to get places.

When your child joins #TeamShine you will receive:

  • Shine T shirt (child sizes are in ages up to 14, adults XS-XXL)
  • Access to fundraising resources, tips and advice
  • Ongoing support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target


Please read the information on the organiser's website here.

More information

Mini entrants (3-8 yrs) must run with a parent, each child should be entered into the event. When you receive your child's race number there will be an adult race bib with it. If both parents wish to run with their child, then you can collect another adult bib on the day from the event's Information Point.

Junior entrants do not need to be accompanied by an adult although this can be requested upon entry if required, each child should be entered into the event.

For more info about the event please click here and see the FAQs here.

If you have any questions for our Fundraising Team, get in touch by completing our enquiry form

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