Bupa Great South Run | Action Medical Research

Bupa Great South Run

Why not take on the challenge of the world's leading 10-mile race - the Bupa Great South Run?

If you're new to running, looking for that next challenge in 2010, have done a few 10k runs and now looking for that next step or indeed looking to beat that PB, then this run is for you!  Join us in this prestigious event and experience the sights and sounds of Portsmouth and its historic naval dockyard.

To be part of the Take Action running team for this event all we ask from you is a £10 (non-refundable) registration fee and a commitment to raise a minimum of £100 for Action Medical Research.

In return we will provide you with a high spec Action Medical Research running vest, training advice - written with the help of former London Marathon winner Mike Gratton, as well as advice on how to make the most of your fundraising efforts.

Also you will receive:

  • motivating newsletters packed full of advice
  • dedicated members of staff who can help answer any questions or worries you have
  • access to fundraising materials to make your life easier
  • Paddington costume for an added challenge!
  • personal online account packed full of useful information and an online sponsorship account
  • discussion forum so you can talk to your fellow runners

Raise and bank £200 one month before your run and receive an iPod Shuffle!  

Already an own place runner?

If you have successfully gained an own place you can still be part of our team and receive all the same benefits, plus there will be no minimum fundraising target.

For more information e-mail us at running@action.org.uk

Why choose Action?


When Jo was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery 29 weeks into her pregnancy, nobody knew what the outcome would be for mother or baby. Thankfully, Jo and husband Will are now the proud parents of Samuel, who survived being born at just 30 weeks.

To give Samuel’s tiny lungs the best possible chance to develop, doctors injected Jo with steroids for two days ahead of the operation.

“For my family it was a hugely stressful time,” Jo says. “No-one knew what would happen to the baby. I was in a lot of pain so they were very concerned for me, too.”

Read more about Sam’s story here.

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