The Great Scottish Run 2013

6th October 2013

Location:  Starts at George Square.

Entry:  £20 for 10k, and £25 for half-marathon

On Sunday the 6th of October 2013, thousands of runners will take to the streets of Glasgow for Scotland’s largest mass participation sporting event: the annual 10k and half-marathon road races.

Last year saw a record 23,386 runners take to the streets of Glasgow for the 10k and half-marathon races.  In an event that drew competitors from as far afield as Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil and Austria, the 10k winner was Murray Strain of Hunters Bog Trotters, who recorded a time of 30:57.  The half marathon was won by Kenyan Joseph Birech who finished in just over 1 hour and 1 minute.

Race route

Maps for this years races will be released nearer the time, with changes to the course this year making the run faster and keeping it interesting.

Generally though, the races start at George Square and normally heads down to the SECC, then over the Kingston Bridge.  After the Kingston Bridge, the courses separate, and the half marathon heads over to Bellahouston Park, then to Pollok Country Park and then back towards Glasgow Green, where both runs end.

How to enter

If you would like to take part, please visit the Great Scottish Run website where you can download the entry form.

Discounts are available for combined entry to the Great Scottish Run and Womens 10k.

Entry fees include all race administration costs, souvenir race t-shirt, finishers medal, personalised race certificate, ChampionChip timing unit, race number and finishers goody bag!

Running for a charity?

If you would like to run for charity and don’t already have acharity in mind, there are more than 50 charities listed on the Great Scottish Run website for you to choose from.

Junior run

The junior run will take place the day before the Great Scottish Run.  There are 2 events for juniors: either a 1.5k or 3k run through Glasgow Green.  The junior events are for children aged between 9-17 years.  For more information including training advice, visit the Junior Great Scottish Run website.

Road closures

Because of the run, there will definitely be quite a few road closures and diversions on race day.  For full information about these, visit the Great Scottish Run website as all road closures etc. will be listed nearer the time.