The Great Scottish Run 2016
When: 2nd October 2016
Location: George Square
Join Scotland’s biggest annual running event, along with nearly 30,000 others at the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow this October!
On Sunday the 2nd of October 2016, 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 almost 30,000 runners take to the streets of Glasgow for the 10k and half-marathon races, passing some of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks including the Clyde Arc and Finnieston Crane.
In an event that drew competitors from as far afield as Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil and Austria, the half marathon was won by South African Moses Kipsiro who finished in just 62 minutes and 18 seconds. The women’s half marathon was won by Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat with a time of 68 minutes and 21 seconds, retaining her Great Scottish Run title from 2014.
The 10k winner was Ben Stevenson of Falkirk Victoria Harriers, who recorded a time of 31 minutes and 6 seconds. The women’s title was clinched by Jenny Bannerman of Inverness Harriers in a fantastic 35 minutes and 41 seconds.
Maps for this years races are available on the Great Scottish Run website. The races start at George Square and head up St Vincent St, turning down past the Hydro and the SECC and over the Kingston Bridge. After the Kingston Bridge, the courses separate, and the half marathon heads over to Pollok Country Park, through Bellahouston Park and then back towards Glasgow Green via Pacific Quay and along the Clyde, where both runs end.
How to enter
If you would like to take part, visit the Great Scottish Run website where you can download the entry form.
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 a charity in mind, there are more than 50 charities listed on the Great Scottish Run website for you to choose from.
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.
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 where all road closures etc. will be listed nearer the time.