Race Ready Challenge

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Race Ready Challenge

The Great Run Solo Race Ready challenge is designed to guide you through your training, keep you motivated and get you in start-line shape.

Standard Entry £15.00
Price With Event Entry £12.50

Run Up To Race Day

The challenge is to complete 25 runs (or more) in the 8 weeks building up to your Great Run Series event.  The final run can be the event day itself (if you’re taking part) if you want to finish in style & with a round of applause! 

It costs £15 to join, however if you have an entry into a 2021 Great Run Series event the challenge price is discounted to £12.50.  Your entry fee includes a unique finishers medal, access to training plans & tips, and support throughout the challenge. 

Great Run Solo Run Ready is open to everyone – you do not need to be taking part in a Great Run Series event to join in.  

You can join any time from now until entries close 4 weeks into the challenge

Join the challenge and Be Your Greatest in 2021!

The Challenges

Complete 25 runs in 8 weeks

There is a Race Ready challenge for each Great Run Series Event (Excl. Great North Run). Each challenge starts 8 weeks before the event, and finishes on the event day.

Simply complete 25 runs at any pace or distance comfortable to you during the challenge period.

You have the option to use our online tracker to log your runs as you go – you can start logging runs from the challenge start date – or use your own tracking app or device to record your activity.

Once you have completed 25 runs (or more), come back and submit your results and confirm that you have completed the challenge to receive your medal.

To enter, simply select your challenge below and get ready to run up to race day! 


26 July to 19 Sept

Great Bristol Run Solo

Start running from 26 July.
Sign up before 23 August.
2 Aug to 26 Sept

Great Manchester Run Solo

Start running from 2 August.
Sign up before 30 August.

Your Challenge

Submit your results or log and track each run as you go

Enter your Great Run Solo Registration ID and date of birth to log in.

Your Great Run registration ID is the last seven digits of the unique reference number found in your entry confirmation email. e.g. if your reference is SON20S2878R3637354, enter 3637354. Help.

Training Kit

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The Challenge

Race Ready Challenge

How it works

1Enter your Great Run Ready challenge
2Start running on your challenge start date
3Keep track of your activity during the challenge
4Complete the challenge by your challenge deadline
5Submit your final results to receive your medal
Standard Entry £15.00
Price With Event Entry £12.50

The Reward

Race Ready Challenge

Complete the challenge and you’ll be rewarded with a very special medal. Now that’s worth running ( a long way) for! 

Standard Entry £15.00
Price With Event Entry £12.50

What You

The Great Run Solo Race Ready medal links and attaches to the Great Run Series 2021 medals to form….. 

Your challenge fee also includes access to our online run tracker to monitor your progress through training – accessible from the start of your challenge –  and support throughout the challenge.

Note: For international runners, there is an additional £3.50 charge to cover medal postage.

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