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Great Scottish Run

20000 participants · Sun 3rd Oct 2021 · Glasgow
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About this event

Experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest running event and achieve something great this autumn. This spectacular weekend of running is a celebration of sport that is suitable for the whole family and is televised live on the BBC. Join over 20,000 runners of all abilities in Glasgow & run past some of Glasgow’s finest venues and buildings.

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The Great Run Company is a United Kingdom events company specialising in the development, design, organisation and rights management of mass participation and televised sporting events. They most notably organise the Great North Run, Great South Run and Great Manchester Run annually.

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What's included:

  • live entertainment along the route
  • food and drink options to refuel
  • chip timing
  • bag drop
  • access to training plans to keep you on track
  • access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information
  • a shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
Half Marathon
8:00am Sun 3rd Oct 2021

Run 13.1mi

10K
8:00am Sun 3rd Oct 2021

Run 10km

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What people think
4.8
35 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
FamilyFamily friendly
Andrea
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Amazing atmosphere all the way round the route - another fab Great Scottish run. will definitely be back again in 2020.… read more
Craig
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great and surreal opportunity to run over the Kingston bridge. Really supportive crowds lining a majority of the route. Couple of long and energy sapping uphill but rewarding downhills thereafter. I'll be back next year!… read more
Allan
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Challenging for someone new to half Marathon. Almost as tough as GNR. Crowds were great especially along the finish. Easy to park up and get to/away from. Look forward to next year.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When will I receive my race pack for the Great Scottish Run?
Race packs are sent roughly 2 weeks before race day. These will contain your number and timing chip, and all the event information you need for race day.… read more
FAQ
Where can I find results for the Great Scottish Run?
Visit www.greatscottishrun.com and click on the results tab. If you can't find your result, email [email protected] full name, race number and the event in which you took part, and we can investigate for you.… read more
FAQ
How do I change to a slower wave?
If you would like to run in a slower wave then you do NOT need to change your race number. Simply assemble in the later wave you want to race in on the day. You don't need to notify the race of this change!… read more
Route description
Route description

10K

The Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10k is the perfect way to see the stunning Glasgow sights, which include The Hydro, Pacific Quay and the McLennan Arch. The course takes runners on a tour of the River Clyde, before heading back towards Glasgow Green for the big finish.

The 10k course is a shorter adaptation of the half marathon but shares many of the key landmarks with the longer route. Starting in George Square in the centre of the city, 10k runners will cross the River Clyde and pass iconic landmarks and buildings including The Hydro, The Finnieston Crane and Pacific Quay as they make their way toward the McLellan Arch and the finish line in Glasgow Green.

Runners cross the Clyde on four occasions using the Kingston Bridge, Clyde Arc, King George Bridge and Glasgow Bridge.
Aqua Pura water station at 6km
Entertainment along the course includes choir, bagpipers, drumming band, charity cheering points and our ‘Wall of Sound’.

Half Marathon

The course starts in George Square in the city centre, before taking runners past some of Glasgow’s finest venues and buildings. Runner cross over the River Clyde, as well as a taking a trip through Pollok Park and Bellahouston Park, before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green.

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.

Starting in George Square in the heart of the city centre. Runners cross the Clyde twice using the Kingston Bridge and Clyde Arc.
From the city centre streets to the peace of Pollok Park – every mile is different.
Aqua Pura will be available at regular points along the route. There will also be a run-through shower around 8 miles.
Entertainment along the route will include bagpipers, drumming bands, live music, charity cheering points and our ‘Wall of Sound’ zones.

Andrea
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Amazing atmosphere all the way round the route - another fab Great Scottish run. will definitely be back again in 2020.
Craig
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great and surreal opportunity to run over the Kingston bridge. Really supportive crowds lining a majority of the route. Couple of long and energy sapping uphill but rewarding downhills thereafter. I'll be back next year!
Allan
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Challenging for someone new to half Marathon. Almost as tough as GNR. Crowds were great especially along the finish. Easy to park up and get to/away from. Look forward to next year.
Ross
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Good course and atmosphere. There is a long time between the two races which means a bit of hanging around. Fortunately this year the weather was good for running
Barry
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
First time doing this and really enjoyed it, plenty support on route and some challenging parts. Hydration stations run well and finish area too.
Barbara
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2013
The event was well organised , but could be doing with more entertainment along the route as at one point there is about 3 miles of bordem also at points you have to cross over roads , the roads were opened back up to traffic to soon so had to be careful of roads , loads of goods in goodie bags and medals are the best ones I've seen so far
Irene
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
Started running in 2000 and have taken part in this run every year except a few years when injured or been on holiday.<br /> Great atmosphere<br />
David B
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
Have done the last two years after recovering from an accident and it has helped me massively and my family love the weekend away
Graeme H
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I enjoy doing this half marathon, done it few years! ,doesn't disappoint , thoroughly recommended 😉💪
Did the Half Marathon in 2017
I don't do 100 worlds all I need to say is keep up the fantastic work you make so welcome and fun for everyone
Yeolande
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
There is a wonderful festival feel to this event. The organisation and support round the course is epic the finish is fab with great atmosphere. Loved it.
Colin M.
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
Great yearly event for highlighting the various charities being run for, and for showing just how great, friendly and welcoming our fair city can be. This year is my 35th year taking part in the Glasgow event, and every year it just gets better and better. My wife and friends agree, that if I stopped gabbing and shouting out my Oggy Oggy Oggy's, I would probably complete the course in a faster time. No chance of that, I'll leave that to the speedier frontrunners. Good Luck to everyone taking part on the day :)
Elaine L
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Fantastic event for my first half marathon. Atmosphere is amazing and support really helps you through the tough parts. Great photo opportunities at the end too.
Carole G
Star
4.7
Did the 10K in 2018
Overall a good race but only one tiny criticism, the race timer was started then it was a good 10-15 minutes before I actually crossed the start line meaning my recorded race time was incorrect in the results. Other than that brilliant.
Margaret b
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I have done this run for5 years now. It's well organised .fantastic atmosphere well supported great Marshall. Just a good all round experience I always recommend it to othered
John M
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
This was my 1st ever 10k, and all the others I've done havent come close it it. Great atmosphere at the start and all through the course. Getting to run over the Kingston bridge was great too. Doing the half this year and can't wait!!!
Bill
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This will be my second successive year doing this event and the atmosphere is just electric which hopefully again, at 76 will keep my legs moving!!!
John t
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
What a great event , I run this every year , the atmosphere is amazing , my family come along and watch , they love the atmosphere aswell , I have only misse one event in the past 7 years due to injury but still went to Glasgow to watch the 10km and half marathon and cheer on friends
Marty W
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Loved it very friendly atmosphere and got a pb doing it again in 2019. Like a mini London marathon atmosphere, few hills but nothing to worry about
william
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Only my 2nd HM. It was amazing. Met so many new friends and we had a ball. Struggling runners were helped by other runners. Crowd and volunteers were truly inspiring. Loved it so much that I'm doing it again this year. Way to go Glasgow !
Susan mc
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
My first ever 1/2 marathon . In my area. Atmosphere was amazing! Loved the build up to the start! So exciting and gets you ready to go! Plenty of water stations on the route! A big thing for me is knowing what distance I’m at , there was post to mark distance every mile with great support to keep you going! Crossing that finish line was fab the support was great! I’m booked up again for this year! Well done Glasgow ! Can’t wait till the 29th!!! 😁
Sarah D
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
I have done this for the last 6 years and it’s an amazing day. Atmosphere is fantastic and it’s a great way for encouraging people to get active - whatever your fitness level. Brilliant course and brilliant day in Glasgow x
Jackie m
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
Love this run - it’s fun, scenic and a fantastic atmosphere from start to finish! Walkers, runners no matter your ability you are cheered and made welcome along the way!
Mark M
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Amazing course with fantastic tour through the city and surrounding areas and nothing repeated. Not completely flat but no major hills or awkward areas so suitable for all. Start and finish close to each other and in city centre so perfect for spectators to watch you start and finish with plenty to do in between and great area to finish in. Doing my fourth run this year.
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Had an amazing day and came away with a PB, crowds were phenominal, Oh and theres a helicopter in the air for the TV which keeps you going haha
MHAIRI N
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I signed up for the event last year for it to be my first and well last half marathon, but it gave the motivation and buzz to sign up for a further 3 Alloa, Stirling and Edinburgh and also signed up right away after the Glasgow event last year! Never in my wildest dream would I have thought I would have done all this but I have and well I am loving it!!
Brian Y
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2013
This was my first Half Marathon and I was glad it was in my home city. It is well organised and is well supported through the course. My advice do the training to get you round for your time and enjoy it. Don’t forget to smile at the line.
Alan
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I have been coming and running here for a lot of years, the organisation and the support has been getting better every year although I'm getting slower, if you wear headphones my advice is take them of and enjoy the crowds and atmosphere
Jeff
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
With only one significant hill at the start it's great course to get a half marathon or 10k PB.<br />Well supported with pipers at each mile marker for the half marathon.<br />Starting in George Square before running through the Parks of Glasgow and finishing on Glasgow Green.
Linda S
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It was very well organised and it was no hassle at all to get everything sent overseas beforehand to where I lived. The goodie bag was great, with very useful vouchers and gifts.
Rab
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
Being the ripe old age of 60 and entering my first 10K along with 3 gentlemen of the same age and of different proportions it was quite nerve racking and more than a hint of apprehension, but the organisers and the crowds were absolutely fantastic along with the entertainment all along the route. Every time you felt a little tired or began to flag there was encouragement from all the crowd at the side of the road calling your name and offering encouragement. As it turned out we all finished the course some with better times than others but the main incentive was to raise money for Charities and with donations of £4,500 pledged for Heads Up Cancer there was no way we were going to fail. Enjoyed it that much am signing up to do it all again in 2019.
Peter
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2018
A lovely event which has a different start & finish point which makes the most of a tight uphill city centre staggered start with the open expanse of the finish line. Organisation has been perfected over the years to afford a seamless transition between the segregated start times so that everybody is involved but not chaotically confused & lost. Built upon inclusivity & community spirit, marshalls are helpful & crowd very supportive.
Maureen
Star
3.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I did like the previous course as done this race and women's 10k since 2007 and over the years the atmosphere has dwindled and so have the finishing bags so not as good value
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Fantastic event,very well organised,people so friendly helping and encouraging each other during run, fantastic support along route,and great party atmosphere in city after. Great event.
Michael E
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Fantastic event , atmosphere from the spectators was awesome but unfortunately fly out on holiday same day ;(
4.8
35 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
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Spectators

Spectators are welcome!

How to get there

62 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2, UK

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George Square, Glasgow. G2 1AL

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When will I receive my race pack for the Great Scottish Run?
Race packs are sent roughly 2 weeks before race day. These will contain your number and timing chip, and all the event information you need for race day.
FAQ
Where can I find results for the Great Scottish Run?
Visit www.greatscottishrun.com and click on the results tab. If you can't find your result, email [email protected] full name, race number and the event in which you took part, and we can investigate for you.
FAQ
How do I change to a slower wave?
If you would like to run in a slower wave then you do NOT need to change your race number. Simply assemble in the later wave you want to race in on the day. You don't need to notify the race of this change!
FAQ
What do I get when I finish the race?
All 10k and half finishers get a finisher's pack, with medal, t-shirt and other goodies. Please take the t-shirt size you asked for in entry?
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