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Distance Marathon & half marathon
Price Half Marathon - £36 per entry, Marathon - Run for charity
Location Stirling
Date 29 April 2018
Age 17+ for half marathon; 18+ for marathon

Stirling Scottish Marathon

General entries for the Stirling Scottish Marathon are now closed. 

If you're looking for a running challenge in 2018, then why not head to Stirling in the heart of Scotland and take part in the brand new Stirling Scottish Half Marathon or run for an amazing charity in the Stirling Scottish Marathon 

Both events take place on Sunday 29 April and offer runners of all abilities the opportunity to experience the choice of two truly stunning running routes through the Scottish countryside.

Stirling, known as the Gateway to the Highlands, is less than an hour from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park... So why not enjoy a weekend away and experience that finish line feeling at Scotland's newest half marathon and marathon events?

 

 


Stirling Scottish Half Marathon

New to 2018... The Stirling Scottish Half Marathon!

If taking on the full marathon distance seems too daunting, why not take on the marathon's little brother event instead?

The Stirling Scottish Half Marathon will take place alongside the Stirling Scottish Marathon on Sunday 29 April and is only £36 per entry.

The route starts in the city of Stirling on Millennium Way (A84), a stone's throw from the iconic Stirling Castle, and takes runners on a 13.1 mile tour through the city and out towards the Ochil Hills. With stunning views, rolling countryside and a fantastic finish line on King's Park Road the half marathon distance is the perfect option to build up your long distance running.

As soon as you cross that finish line you'll be rewarded with that all-important medal, as well as a goodie-filled finisher's pack and exclusive event technical t-shirt.

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Stirling Scottish Half Marathon

Timetable

Sunday 29 April 2018

Please see below for the event day timetable:

Time  
08:30 Start of the Stirling Scottish Marathon (Millennium Way, A84)
09:30 Start of the Stirling Scottish Half Marathon (Millennium Way, A84)

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

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Half Marathon course map

New to 2018... The Stirling Scottish Half Marathon!

If taking on the full marathon distance seems too daunting, why not take on the marathon's little brother event instead?

The Stirling Scottish Half Marathon will take place alongside the Stirling Scottish Marathon on Sunday 29 April and is only £36 per entry.

The route starts in the city of Stirling on Millennium Way (A84), a stone's throw from the iconic Stirling Castle, and takes runners on a 13.1 mile tour through the city and out towards the Ochil Hills. With stunning views, rolling countryside and a fantastic finish line on King's Park Road the half marathon distance is the perfect option to build up your long distance running.

As soon as you cross that finish line you'll be rewarded with that all-important medal, as well as a goodie-filled finisher's pack and exclusive event technical t-shirt.

 

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Marathon course map

The 2018 Stirling Scottish Marathon features a brand new route with a city centre start and finish - no loops, no underpasses, and no shuttle buses!

Starting in the city centre near to the imposing Stirling Castle, runners will make their way along the A84, passing Blair Drummond Safari Park on their way towards Doune.

Crossing the historic Bridge of Teith, the route continues through Doune and on to Dunblane. 

The route then follows the old A9, entering Bridge of Allan, then on to the University of Stirling where runners will complete a circuit of the campus, rejoining Airthrey Road, passing the historic Wallace Monument.

A new part of the course will take in a long, scenic section along Hillfoots Road through Blairlogie, close to Tullibody, before returning to Stirling via the Springkerse area, along the riverside and in to the city centre, finishing on King's Park Road, alongside King's Park.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Transport and travel

Getting to the Stirling Scottish Marathon

With experience of providing travel and accommodation services for both runners and spectators to Great Run events since 1999, our Official Travel Partner, Nirvana Europe, can assist your journey to the Stirling Scottish Marathon.

As well as offering accommodation in Stirling to suit all budgets, Nirvana provide unique travel package services to ensure a stress-free event experience.

To view all of Nirvana’s travel and accommodation options, please visit www.nirvanaeurope.com or email greatrun@nirvanaeurope.com

Alternatively if you wish to speak to a member of the Nirvana team, please call 0191 2571750.

Nirvana

... from £155 per room per night

Nirvana can provide you with accommodation to suit all budgets and all within close proximity of the event venue. 

With the added benefit of ensuring an early athlete-friendly breakfast on race day, luggage storage and post-race showers (subject to availability), Nirvana have everything covered for you. 

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Accommodation

... from £185 per person

This service provides the perfect solution for runners and spectators who live outside of Stirling and the surrounding areas, and require more time to travel to and from the event.

Itinerary: - Coach travel to Stirling on Saturday 28 April 2018 - Overnight accommodation at Stirling Court Hotel - Breakfast included - Coach straight back from the finish area to your original collection point. 

The service operates from the following locations; Aberdeen  I  Newcastle  I  Manchester 

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Coach, sleep and run

... from £29 per person

This service provides the perfect solution for those who prefer to experience the Stirling Scottish Marathon all in one day, eliminating the need for overnight accommodation. 

Offering both runners and spectators the chance to travel to the event venue on the morning of the marathon & then travel straight back afterwards from the following locations; Glasgow (Glasgow City Chambers)  I  Edinburgh (Newcraighall Park & Ride).

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Coach and run

... from just £228 per person

This service provides an all-encompassing travel and accommodation solution for runners and spectators, ensuring you arrive at the Stirling Scottish Marathon in style.

Itinerary: - Flight to Glasgow on Saturday 28 April 2018 - Overnight accommodation at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport - Breakfast included - Coach travel to Stirling on Sunday 29 April 2018 - Coach straight back from the finish area to Glasgow Airport - Return flight on Sunday 29 April 2018.

The service operates from the following UK & Ireland airports; London Heathrow I London Gatwick I Bristol I Belfast I Dublin I Birmingham I Southampton

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Merchandise

Training tops

Get your very own Stirling Scottish Marathon training top that includes moisture management fabrics, ergonomic flat seams designed to provide a comfortable fit while out on those long training runs, a unique Stirling Scottish Marathon design, and Great Run reflective graphics on the chest, sleeve and back to improve visibility while running in the dark.

The RRP for this specification of running top is normally £29.99, but as a Great Run customer, you can get it for only £20.

Your training top will be sent to you no later than 28 days after purchase, subject to availability. Postage and packaging is also included in the price of the top.

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Merchandise

Exclusive offer

As part of our partnership with Science in Sport everyone who enters the event will have the opportunity to claim a free introduction pack from Science in Sport containing 10 Isotonic Energy Gels.

Look out for the SiS link in your entry confirmation email to redeem this great offer, or if you have already entered an event you can contact support@scienceinsport.com for further details.

Exclusive offer

How to enter

Half Marathon

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Price: £36 per entry
Stirling Scottish Half Marathon (17 years old and over)

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Marathon

Open to Charities
Price: Run for charity
Stirling Scottish Marathon (18 years old and over)

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Elite and Club Runners

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Stirling Scottish Marathon must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2016.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC, road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered elite free entry

Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email elite@greatrun.org with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Prize money is available for Britsth athletes at this event 

Club prizes are given to the top three teams, scoring is based on the combined total running time of the first two men and first two women in each club. Club Athletes must be registered and part of a club afilliated to Scottish Athletics.  

Position Women  Men
1st  £1,000 + entry in 2019 event £1,000 + entry in 2019 event
2nd  £500 + entry in 2019 event £500 + entry in 2019 event
3rd  £250 + entry in 2019 event £250 + entry in 2019 event
4th  £200 £200
5th  £100 £100
V35 £50 £50
V45 £50 £50
V50 £50 £50
1st Club Team £650 (total prize for team)  
2nd Club Team £450 (total prize for team)  
3rd Club Team £300 (total prize for team)