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Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

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Tickets £9–£35, Charity places available

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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.

Review summary

4.8
35 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
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Irene W
"Started running in 2000 and have taken part in this run every year except a few..."

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Barbara M
"The event was well organised , but could be doing with more entertainment..."

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Barry D
"First time doing this and really enjoyed it, plenty support on route and some..."
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How to enter the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

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  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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    £35
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  2. 10K

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

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

    Run 1mi
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    £9
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Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run routes

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.

Event Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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!
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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Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run weather forecast

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Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run reviews (35)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

Family-friendly

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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.
    Great atmosphere
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    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
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    Graeme H

    Did the Half Marathon in 2018

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