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Review summary

4.8
28 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

B

Bill B
"This will be my second successive year doing this event and the atmosphere is..."

Y

Yeolande D
"There is a wonderful festival feel to this event. The organisation and support..."

D

David B
"Have done the last two years after recovering from an accident and it has..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £35
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    £28
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  3. Junior Run (9-15)

    Run 3km
    £9
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  4. Family Run (3-8 with accompanying adult)

    Run 1mi
    £9
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Event details

  • Road
  • Flat
  • Closed roads
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 21000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotlands 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 15,000 runners of all abilities in Glasgow & run past some of Glasgows finest venues and buildings.

Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run route

Course Maps
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What’s Included
  • live entertainment along the route
  • water stations and run through shower
  • t-shirt
  • chip timing
  • bag drop
Course Details

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.

Raceday Logistics
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
09:00 - 16:00 Information Point open in George Square (see Important Note section above)

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
07:30 Glasgow Subway System Open
07:45 First trains operating on Glasgow subway system
08:00 Information Point open in George Square
Toilets and site facilities open on Glasgow Green
09:30 10k warm-up starts
09:38 Simplyhealth Great Scottish Run elite wheelchair race (10k)
09:45 Simplyhealth Great Scottish Run 10k start (fast paced runners & white wave)
09:55 10k green wave start
10:05 10k Jog Scotland wave and pink wave starts
11:15 Half-marathon warm-up starts
11:30 Simplyhealth Great Scottish Run half-marathon start (elite athletes, fast paced runners & white wave)
11:40 Half-marathon green wave start
11:50 Half-marathon pink wave start
12:55 Elite presentations at Glasgow Green
Kit List

Suitable running clothing

Spectators

Spectators are welcome!

FAQs

Is there a bag drop?
Yes

What is the age limit?

The age limit depends on which distance you are looking to enter:

You must be no older than 5 to take part in the toddler dash (With accompanied adult(s))
You must be between the ages of 3-8 to take part in the Family Mile (With accompanied adult(s))
You must be between the ages of 9-15 to take part in the Junior event (With accompanied adult(s))
You must be 15 years or over on the day of the event to enter the 10K event
You must be 17 years or over on the day of the event to enter the half marathon

When will I receive my race pack?
The race packs are sent out approximately two weeks prior to the event. Your pack will contain your race number and timing chip.

Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run reviews (28)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • D

    David B

    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
  • G

    Graeme H

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I enjoy doing this half marathon, done it few years! ,doesn't disappoint , thoroughly recommended 😉💪
  • J

    J sinclair

    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
  • 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.
  • C

    Colin M

    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 :)
  • E

    Elaine L

    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.
  • C

    Carole G

    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.
  • M

    Margaret b

    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
  • J

    John M

    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!!!
  • 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!!!

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