Great South Run - October 2017

Challenge Information

The fast and flat course of the world's leading 10 mile running event takes you through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home of HMS Victory, past Spinnaker Tower, and finishes on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight.

Compassion Challenges have ten places to give away and are looking for general ballot runners to join the team.

DATE: 22 October 2017

DISTANCE: 10 miles

LOCATION: Southsea, Portsmouth, UK

AGE: 16 years old and over

FUNDRAISING TARGET: £500 or 2 children sponsored

Our Compassion Challenges team will be raising funds for mosquito nets at Compassion projects in Uganda. 

It costs just £4.50 to provide a child with an insecticide-treated net that could save their life.

Across the child development centres it works with, Compassion Uganda has observed that the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in registered children is malaria. In fact, Uganda has among the highest incidences of malaria in the world; approximately 70,000 to 100,000 children die of the disease annually.

The money raised will go towards providing 9,300 individuals across 20 centres in Bugiri, Busia, Iganga and Pallisa with PermaNets®, the insecticide-treated nets recommended by the Ugandan Ministry of Health.

Click here for more information about this initiative.


Interested in running the Great South Run as part of the Compassion Challenges team? Get in touch with us through or call Darren on 07788 262338.

Visit the race website for further event information.

Photo credit: Great Run/Peter Langdown.