Über Great Scottish Run Half-Marathon & 10K
The Great Scottish Run is a series of mass-participation road running events, held annually in the streets of Glasgow, Scotland in October.The Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run half marathon welcomes thousands of runners to the city of Glasgow every year. The course starts in the centre of the city, in George Square, and from there takes runners past a selection of Glasgow’s finest venues and buildings. As well as crossing over the River Clyde, runners will take a trip through Pollok Park and Bellahouston Park, before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green.
The event began as a full marathon in 1979, but later changed to a weekend of shorter events. The weekend now includes short events for children, a 10K roadrace, and a half marathon. The 2013 event, which was sponsored by the Bank of Scotland, featured over 30,000 competitors. It is the largest mass-participation sporting event in Scotland.Starting from George Square in the centre of town, the race the leads to Glasgow Green, taking in the Kingston Bridge over the River Clyde, through Pollok Park and many other Glasgow landmarks.