With only two days to go, thousands of women are gearing up and making their final preparations to take on the Simplyhealth Great Women's Run.

On Sunday 4 June, the west of the city will be a hive of activity for Glasgow's biggest women's only running event with 5,000 people expected to be on the start line.

Scotland's premier all female running event will see ladies of all ages and abilities take on the 10k city centre course, with many fundraising for various charities.

After heading out from Kelvin Way the route takes in a number of the city's iconic buildings such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow University, the Riverside Museum and the SSE Hydro, while crossing the River Clyde twice, firstly by Bell's Bridge and then back across the Clyde Arc.

Runners will be motivated by the cheering crowds and entertainment on route including nine bands on the run.

Drummers and bagpipers, dance troupes, comedy shows and the Capital FM Scotland's sound stage will entertain participants on the route before they pass through the historic, wrought iron gates of Kelvingrove Park as they head for the finish line.

Once in the Park, the party atmosphere will continue in the Event Village with numerous exhibitor stands, including a post run massage service, charity stalls and local caterers offering a range of food and drink.

Caroline Coleman, MD of Simplyhealth Professionals said: “It's fantastic to see so many inspirational women coming together and joining us in our ambition to get #millionsmoving.

“The number of female runners across the UK has nearly doubled, rising from 1.3 million in 2006 to 2.2 million in 2016; that's amazing as movement brings to many benefits to everyday health, improving both physical and mental wellbeing.”

For the first time, the Simplyhealth Great Women's Run will also feature a 3km course that is perfect for those who want to be a part of a great day in the city but don't feel ready to take on the 10k distance.

The 3k is ideal for beginner runners and will also have a special mummies-n-buggies wave so that mums can take part with their newest family members.

In a first for this year, the Simplyhealth Great Women's Run will feature six ambassadors – known as the Super Six.

These six women, Lisa Northcote, Clare Farquhar, Liz Craig, Eilidh Reid, Sarah Miller and Lorna Stevens, entered the event with a different story and reason, but are united by one passion for running.

Their progress from beginner to a 10k runner has been documented by their own personal video diaries and written blogs to inspire others to join them on their running challenge.

Free WiFi will be available to all runners and spectators at the start and finish areas, allowing runners to upload their start and finish line selfies and tell their friends and family how they did on the day.

Entry to the Simplyhealth Great Women's Run is still available, subject to availability, by visiting Run4It on Bothwell Street on Saturday 3 June between 9.30am and 4.00pm.