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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.

Timing chips

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.

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

Travel information

Top tips 
Plan your travel well in advance of the event and aim to arrive at the start around one hour before you are due to run. This will ensure you have plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the facilities, relax and properly prepare for the run. 

Glasgow is well serviced by public transport and we strongly recommend that you make use of the excellent public transport network. We have worked closely with the relevant agencies to ensure that the services are running as fast as they can, however we still recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey as it may take slightly longer than normal.  For more information on air, bus, trains and subway services to the city please visit: www.travelinscotland.com.

By train
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By car 
Free parking is available at Albion Road Car park (next to Ibrox) – only a 5 minute walk to the start line and outside of the road closures.  It will operate on a 1st come 1st served basis.

Please be aware there are numerous road closures in place for the Morrisons Great Women’s 10K Glasgow and these will be different to previous years.  Diversions will be out in place but we recommend you use public transport where at all possible.

Subway
The SPT Subway will open early on the morning of the run especially for you! All stations will open from 07:20 with first trains leaving from 07:30.  Your entry into the Morrisons Great Women’s 10K Glasgow gets your 2 free return tickets on the SPT Subway (valid on Sunday 17 May 2015 only).  Please tear the voucher off your run number and exchange it for your tickets at the station ticket office on the morning of the run.  Take the subway to Shields Road or Buchanan Bus Station and use the shuttle bus service to get you to the start line.  

Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus service will be in operation at the Great Women’s 10K Glasgow.  The shuttle bus, operating from two locations, will take runners and their spectators to the start.

•    Buchanan Bus Station
•    Shields Road Subway

Buses will start at 07:30 with the last bus leaving both locations at 09:30.  Return buses will pick up from Dumbreck Road (close to Fleurs Avenue) starting at 10:30, with the last bus leaving Dumbreck Road at 13:30. You are advised to allow 1 hour for this journey as there is a high demand for this service and queues are expected.

If you prefer to walk from Shields Road, it will take you approximately 25 minutes to walk

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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