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Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

Quick facts

Location Glasgow, United Kingdom

Distance Half marathon

Date 28 September, 2019

About Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

Disarmingly blending sophistication and earthiness, Scotland's biggest city has evolved over the last couple of decades to become one of Britain's most intriguing metropolises.

At first glance, the soberly handsome Victorian buildings, legacies of wealth generated from manufacturing and trade, suggest a staid sort of place. Very wrong. They are packed with stylish bars, top-notch restaurants, hedonistic clubs and one of Britain's best live music scenes. The place's sheer vitality is gloriously infectious: the combination of edgy urbanity and the residents' legendary friendliness is captivating. This is Glasgow, home of the Great Scottish Run.

The Great Scottish Run is a series of mass-participation road running events, held annually in the streets of Glasgow, Scotland in October. 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. 

The decision to take on 13.1 miles should not be taken lightly; it requires a good level of fitness and a dedication to training. The rewards for your hard work in the build-up however, are all worth it! The course will once again pass many of the iconic venues that feature in Scotland’s biggest city, including Nelson’s Monument, the Clyde Arc and the Finnieston Crane.

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Strathmore water and Lucozade Sport will be available at regular points along the route. There will also be a run-through shower around 8 miles.

Award Medals

All finishers will receive a finisher’s pack containing a medal, event T-shirt, a space blanket and a bottle of Lucozade Sport energy drink. Finisher’s packs are sorted by size, so please take the t-shirt size you asked for on your entry form.

Maximum Time

Cut off time is 3hrs.

Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run Route Map

Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run Route Map

Start:

George Square

George Square, George Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Finish:

Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The course will once again pass many of the iconic venues that feature in Scotland’s biggest city, including Nelson’s Monument, the Clyde Arc and the Finnieston Crane, The Hydro, Scott Monument, River Clyde, House For An Art Love, Bellahouston Park, Pacific Quay, Mclennan Arch, Curve Arc and Glasglow Green.

Overview

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.


Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run Trivia

  • 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

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.