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.
In order to simplify your running experience we have brought in run number timing chips for 2015. These are already attached to the back of your run number and eliminate the need for attaching and removing chips on your trainer or ankle. Please DO NOT remove this from the run number as doing so will prevent you getting an accurate time for your run. You don’t need to do anything to activate this chip, just leave it attached and it will automatically scan when you cross the start and finish line to give you your finishing time. Your timing chips do not need to be returned at the end of the run.
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.
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.
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.