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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 public entry process for the inaugural Stirling Scottish Marathon is now CLOSED. 

Find out more about how you can still take part in this superb inaugural event with one of our charity partners.

Elite distance running in Scotland is on an upward trajectory and the Stirling Scottish Marathon, as part of the Great Run British Marathon Series, is a welcome new addition.

Supported by Scottish Athletics and Stirling Council, the event will take place on 21 May 2017 and be held 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. Liz, of course, needs no introduction to Scotland! As a former 10,000m World Champion, double Commonwealth Champion and Olympic silver medallist – not to mention winner of the New York, Tokyo and London Marathons – her place as a UK athletics great is assured. Her marathon best of 2:26:52 in 1997 still stands as a Scottish record.

Zola Budd is known as one of the trailblazers for women in sport, particularly in running. She rose to fame in 1984, at the age of 17, when she broke the women's 5000m world record with a time of 15:01.83. She was, of course, part of the infamous race at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles that has recently been retold in the documentary 'The Fall'. However, more importantly, Zola also has a superb list of record-breaking achievements to her name.

Whether you want to challenge yourself, be a source of inspiration to others or simply embrace a love of running, the high of crossing the Stirling Scottish Marathon finish line is a feeling you will want to experience.


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.


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


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.



Location and history

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Transport and travel

Getting to the Stirling Scottish Marathon

Our travel partners, Nirvana Europe, would like to help you plan your journey to the start line next May. They have a selection of hotels to meet the requirements of all Stirling Scottish Marathon participants and supporters, which includes;

  • 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. 

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

Nirvana Europe