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Distance Marathon
Price £55 per entry
Location Stirling
Date 21 May 2017
Age 18 years old and over

Stirling Scottish Marathon

The first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon is now full!

General and charity entries for the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon are now closed.

Stirling Scottish Marathon

Start line: Blair Drummond Safari Park
Half-way point: The University of Stirling
Finish line: City Park (underneath the stunning Stirling Castle)

Supported by Scottish Athletics, Stirling Council and The University of Stirling, the event, which is on 21 May 2017, is set in the spectacular and historic setting of Stirlingshire. Starting out with an undulating first five miles, the remainder of the course is set to be fast and suitable for all abilities and will provide an awe-inspiring experience for accomplished and first-time marathoners alike.

With the legendary Liz McColgan and Zola Budd already signed up to take part, you will be rubbing shoulders with Olympic royalty too!

Don't forget, we also have the Great Stirling 5k taking place on the morning of Sunday 21 May and the Thistles Great Stirling Family Run, which takes place around The University of Stirling campus on Saturday 20 May.

The Course

Starting west of the city at Blair Drummond Safari Park, the route will wind through the stunning Stirlingshire countryside and pass landmarks including Doune Castle, the National Wallace Monument and Bridge of Allan before enjoying a fantastic circuit of support in the City Centre and finally finishing beneath the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle.

It will be a unique marathon experience unlike any other!

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Transport and travel

Getting to the start

As the start area is at Blair Drummond Safari Park, and the main road in and out will be closed as part of the marathon course, there will be no parking or drop-off access to the start. All runners taking part will need to make use of the free shuttle buses that will be running from various collection points around Stirling.

Please note: no spectators will be allowed at the start area due to the road closures in place, so we recommend that they find a good spot at the finish line where they can enjoy the entertainment, refreshments and food concessions as they wait to cheer you across the line.

There are 5 different collection points, as follows:

Collection point

Collection times

Castleview Park and Ride

06:10, 06:20, 06:30, 06:40, 06:50, 07:00, 07:10, 07:20

Castleview Business Park

06:40, 07:10, 07:40

Old School - Raploch Road

07:00, 07:30, 08:00


07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30

Springkerse Park and Ride (via Stirling Bus Station 10 minutes after)

06:40, 07:05, 07:30, 07:55


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

The buses will transport runners to the start, meaning once you cross that finish line, your car won't be too far away! There will also be a number of free shuttle buses available at the finish for both runners and spectators, back to the park and ride points.



Shuttle buses

Getting to the Stirling Scottish Marathon

Our travel partners, Nirvana, would like to help you plan your journey to the start line in May. They have a selection of hotels and event day transfers available.

Nirvana offer:

  • Comprehensive Stirling Scottish Marathon travel packages, which aim to meet your individual needs and requirements;
  • A convenient train and flight booking service, taking into consideration your preferred departure station or airport and costs;
  • Athlete-friendly catering (including early breakfast on the morning of the Stirling Scottish Marathon);
  • Experienced event staff on hand to assist you throughout your stay;
  • Transfer options from Edinburgh and Glasgow to the startline

Event day transfers

From Edinburgh to the start line:

  • £29 (this includes travel to and from Stirling)
  • Collection time: 07:00
  • Collection point: New Craig Hall Car Park
  • Return information is coming soon...

From Glasgow to the start line:

  • £29 (this includes travel to and from Stirling)
  • Collection time: 07:00
  • Collection point: Buchanan Street
  • Return information is coming soon...

If you'd like more information, or would like to get some help with your travel booking, please click here >

Nirvana Europe


Sunday 21 May 2017

Please see below for the event day timetable:

06:10 Park and Ride services to the start line commence from event day car parks in Stirling for runners only (details of locations to be confirmed). Buses will run regularly until 8.20, however spaces on the buses will be subject to availability so please ensure you arrive as early as possible to secure your spot on an early bus.
06:15 Start area, toilets, information point and baggage buses open at Blair Drummond Safari Park 
08:50 Warm-up starts at Blair Drummond Safari Park
09:00 START of the Stirling Scottish Marathon at Blair Drummond Safari Park
17:00 Event site closes

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

Runners' Guide

Click on the link below to view your important event day information for the 2017 Stirling Scottish Marathon.


We're delighted to unveil the new and exclusive long sleeved 2017 Stirling Scottish Marathon training top now available to purchase.

The lightweight top 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 from February 2017, or within 28 days thereafter, subject to availability. Postage and packaging is also included in the price of the top.



Event Location

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