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Morrisons Great Women's 10K

The UK's biggest women-only running event sees the streets of Glasgow welcome nearly 10,000 ladies to the soundtrack of drummers and pipers as they run through Scotland's largest city.

The atmosphere on the course is electric, as women of all ages and sporting abilities pull on their trainers to run, walk or jog around the south side of the city.

Get your ladies together for a trip to Glasgow to enjoy a day of fun, exercise and achievement.

The Course

The course starts on Nithsdale Road with the early stages of the run heading through leafy Pollokshields. The wide roads through the first 3km of the course provide plenty of space for running and a great opportunity for spectators to show their support.

At around 6km you will meet the only hill, and although it is a little testing -- fear not – you’re over half way!

After Pollok Park, the icing on the cake is the fantastic finish on Mosspark Boulevard where runners, joggers and walkers will be cheered on by hundreds of supporters along the final straight.

Course Map

Assembling at the start

The start area is along Nithsdale Road and will be split into 3 coloured waves – White, Green & Pink. (These correspond to your coloured run number). Please follow the signage to the start, access gates into each assembly area will be managed to make sure the correct colour run numbers enter the correct assembly area. Please follow the start map.

White Wave Runners – use Torridon Avenue
Green Wave Runners – use Dargarvel Avenue
Pink Wave Runners - Join Nithsdale Road directly from Dumbreck Road

The assembly areas themselves have been measured and barriered to cater for the number of runners taking part. However, it will get busy so use all available space within the assembly areas.

The wave system will be used at the start. This will see each coloured wave set off in pulses. This measured control is to help regulate the flow of runners through the narrow sections of the course. Please be patient when waiting to start your run.

Remember that your timing chips provide a totally accurate time for your run and will not be activated until you cross the start line and when you finish.

Running with friends or family

If you want to run with a friend but have been issued different coloured run numbers, organisers ask that you follow a simple rule – runners can move down a zone (away from the start line) but cannot move up a zone (or towards the start line). For example, a runner wearing a GREEN run number can move back into the PINK assembly area but not forward in to the WHITE assembly area.

Baggage drop off

Due to the large number of entries we cannot provide changing facilities at the Start or Finish area so please arrive changed and ready to run. We advise that you leave any baggage with friends/family or use the baggage drop off facility located within Bellahouston Park, close to the finish, which will be open from 08:00

An A-Z board system will be in use. Place your bag under the letter board that corresponds to the first letter of your surname. If you plan on using the baggage drop off facility, please tear off the baggage tag attached to your event number, fill in your details and securely attach it to your bag. You will need to show your run number to gain entry and must use the baggage label attached to your run number (simply tear it off along the perforations) to attach to your bag. You will have to show a steward that your run number and baggage label match before being allowed to remove your bag from the baggage area.

Important note – we strongly recommended that you do not leave any valuables within your baggage. We cannot accept any responsibility for the security of any items left in the baggage area.

Toilets

There will be toilets adjacent to the start assembly area on Melfort Avenue, Dargarvel Avenue and Torridon Avenue. There will also be toilets in and around the finish area and event village in Bellahouston Park. It is inevitable that these toilets will be busy immediately before the start of the run so please allow some extra time.

Missing persons

There will be a missing persons point located in Bellahouston Park. In the event that you come across a missing person please contact the nearest event steward, official or police officer.

The Start

THE FINISH

When you cross the finish line please don’t stop immediately, keep moving and follow the instructions from the Great Run Marshals who will direct you to the chip collection area.

Chip collection

Please remove your own timing chip, a sharp tug will see it easily removed. If for any reason you are unable to remove your chip there will be marshals on hand to assist. Please discard used chips in the bags/containers provided.

Aqua Pura

Next on the agenda is a well-earned drink of water! Please keep moving through the secondary finish system where marshals will hand you a bottle of Aqua Pura water. There is plenty of water available but please only take 1 bottle as there will be lots of runners coming in behind you!

Finisher’s pack

Finishers' packs will be sorted by T-shirt size. Please take a pack with the T-shirt size you specified when you entered the event. Your finisher’s pack is well-earned so enjoy the goodies inside, including a bottle of Lucozade Lite and that all-important souvenir medal.

Meeting friends and family

Agree on a meeting place away from the Finish area in advance or use the ‘Meeting Point’ banners in Bellahouston Park, which are marked from A- Z. For example, John Smith’s family/friends would wait for him in the by the sign that shows the letter “S”.

Refreshments

There will be a variety of concessions onsite in Bellahouston Park so spectators can grab a hot cup of tea before cheering you across the finish line If you are eating and drinking in the streets, please dispose of any rubbish in the litter bins provided.

Race results

All results will be available at greatrun.org as soon as possible following the event close.

Official photographs

Our official photographers will be at the event to capture all of the action. Visit greatrun.org after the run to see if there are any snaps of you.

The Finish

Event location

Scotland's biggest city has a population of over 2.3 million people and boasts a vibrant city centre with a selection of popular bars, restaurants and shops.

Many would say Glasgow is an architect’s dream, with a host of beautiful buildings and structures both old and new; many of which are associated with the works and legacy of Charles Rennie Macintosh.

Known for its friendly atmosphere, Glasgow is a great place to come to enjoy a taste of everything Scottish – whether it’s a spot of skiing at Snow Factor, a walk along the Firth of Clyde or a trip to the nearby nature reserves, the city and surrounding areas are well worth a visit.

For more ideas on things to do in Glasgow you can go to: www.visitscotland.com.

About Glasgow

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Travel

Accommodation

Glasgow has won numerous accolades such as Commonwealth Games Host City, European Capital of Culture and UK City of Architecture and design.

The city is now a well-established as a top tourist destination offering extensive shopping, Art Nouveau and contemporary architecture as well as world class museums and galleries.

For further more information on visiting Glasgow visit www.peoplemakeglasgow.com

Accommodation

Timetable

Please see below for the 2015 event day timetable:

TimeMorrisons Great Women's 10K
08:00Baggage & Information point open (located in Bellahouston Park)
09:15Start Assembly Area Open
09:45Warm-up
10:00Elite Women & White Wave start
10:09Green Wave start
10:18Pink Wave start
10:29First woman across the finish line (approximately)

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

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