Great South Run 2018: This is how much money this year’s winners will get

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There's less than two weeks to go until this year's Great South Run gets underway and a slew of runners make tackle the tough run to the finish line.

Tens of thousands of people are set to take part in the event, which will take place across the weekend of Saturday 20 October and Sunday 21 October.

How much would you get if you won the Great South Run?

How much would you get if you won the Great South Run?

The 10-mile Great South Run route will meander its way from South Parade in Portsmouth, taking in the historic dockyard, the naval base and residential streets, before finishing the final mile along the seafront.

Read more: Here’s the route for this year’s Great South Run

As well as the 10 mile run, there will also be a 5k distance, Junior and Mini runs, as well as a canine run.

The event is open to people of all ages and ability, whether you're taking part to try and win or simply to complete the course, or raise some funds for charity.

Read more: 10 reasons why you should sign up for this year’s Great South Run

If you are in it to win it, there are prizes up for grabs for the fastest five male and female competitors.

The prize pots for men and women are both equal in amount and are as follows:

1st place - £1,500

2nd place - £1,250

3rd place - £750

4th place - £500

5th place - £300

Entry for the race is currently still open, but with not long to go, those wanting to take part will need to be quick.

To enter the race, you will need to register on the Great South Run's website here.