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Experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest running event and achieve something great this autumn. This weekend of running is a celebration of running that is suitable for the whole family. Join over 20,000 runners of all abilities experience the finest Scottish welcome and run through the streets and green parks of Glasgow. Brought to you by the people behind the Great North Run, the world's biggest half marathon.
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Junior - Saturday, Mini - Saturday, Toddler Dash, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sat 30th Sep 2023 - Sun 1st Oct 2023
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4.7
(38 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
George Square, Glasgow, UK
Start times
Sat 30th Sep 2023
Junior - Saturday:
TBC |
Mini - Saturday:
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Toddler Dash:
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Sun 1st Oct 2023
Half Marathon - Sunday:
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10k - Sunday:
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Event summary
Here are the distances available for AJ Bell Great Scottish Run 2023
Half Marathon - Sunday
Distance
13.1mi
£39
10k - Sunday
Distance
10km
£32
Junior - Saturday
Distance
2.5km
£13
Mini - Saturday
Distance
1.5km
£13
Route information
10k
The 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. 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.
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What's included
  • Bespoke finishers medal
  • Exclusive finishers t-shirt
  • Finishers goodie bag
  • Free training plan
  • Oncourse music entertainment zones to keep you motivated
  • Incredible crowd support
  • Access to local Runner Reward offers
  • Pre-race training advice and motivation
  • 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
  • Oncourse hydration stations
  • Post event finisher village with activations and giveaways
  • Chip-timed results
  • Closed roads
  • Marked and marshalled route
  • Full medical support
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How to get there
George Square, Glasgow, UK
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Public Transport
Due to the number of participants, it is advised that you use public transport.
Event day logistics
Saturday
10:00 Junior race starts
11:30 Mini race starts
Sunday
08:30 10k assembly open
09:15 10k warm-up
09:30 10k Fast Pace and Purple wave start
09:36 10k Green wave start
09:43 10k Pink wave start
10:35 Half Marathon warm-up
10:50 Half Marathon elite athletes, fast paced, and Purple wave start
11:00 Half Marathon Green wave start
11:16 Half Marathon Pink wave start
*All timings are subject to change, and confirmed start times will be released closer to the event date and communicated to all entrants by Great Run.
Start Times
Your start time and wave allocation will be based on your estimated finish time when you enter. You can determine what wave you are in by looking at your race number, which you will receive in your race pack.
Age Requirements
Great Scottish Run entries are open to runners aged 15 & over for the 10k and, and 17 & over for the Half Marathon.
The Junior Race for children aged 9 - 15. The Mini race is for children aged 3 - 8, all Mini entrants must run with a parent. .
Race Pack
Race numbers will be included in your race pack which will be sent to entrants approximately 2 weeks before the event. This will include your timing chip, wave colour, arrival time, and approximate start time.
Once you have received your race pack, you must read all the information as this is important preparation and will make sure you enjoy your day.
Bag Drop
A self-service bag drop will be available for all runners on event day. All runners need to fill out their bag label (which is detached from their race number) and attach it to their bag before dropping it off. There will be security staff present but the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for lost/stolen items.
Live Photos
Your official race photos from the run will go LIVE the moment you pass a MarathonPhotos.Live photographer at points around the course.
Share your race number with family and friends and they can register to be notified as soon as your photos are online, as well as track your progress around the course.
Results
Results will be published hereExternalLink after the event.
Environmental Levy
Glasgow City Council’s Environmental Levy of £1 will be added to each 10K and Half Marathon entry. This additional charge per person applies to major events like festivals, mass participation events and concerts held in the city's parks. The levy supports the maintenance and development of the city parks and open spaces ensuring the green spaces and the people who use them benefit.
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4.7
38 reviews
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1.0
Did the race in 2022
Entered January and I'm faced with a double trip into Glasgow as my race pack has not arrived. This and the fact texts were sent out in error cancelling entry has made this year a complete farce. Will not be entering again
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4.7
Did the race in 2019
Amazing atmosphere all the way round the route - another fab Great Scottish run. will definitely be back again in 2020.
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4.7
Did the race 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!
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4.3
Did the race 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.
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5.0
Did the race 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
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5.0
Did the race 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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4.0
Did the race 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
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5.0
Did the race 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
David B
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5.0
Did the race 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
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4.7
Did the race in 2018
I enjoy doing this half marathon, done it few years! ,doesn't disappoint , thoroughly recommended 😉💪
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