Great Scottish Run

The Run

Glasgow’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets in 2021.
The Great Scottish Run is an incredible weekend of running that includes a 10k, Half Marathon and Junior events.

10k Entry £32
HM Entry £39

Event Info

Glasgow’s running highlight of the year is back. Each year 20,000 runners line up for the 10k & Half marathon, and 2,000 kids join the Super Saturday events. Runners follow a stunning route past the city’s most famous landmarks, along the River Clyde and through some of Glasgow’s greenest spaces. Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the atmosphere and music all the way to the finish in Glasgow Green, passing our famous entertainment zones every kilometre.

Glasgow comes alive on Great Scottish Run weekend and the people of the city will welcome you with open arms. It’s not to be missed! 99% of runners recommend this event but places are limited, so get in quick to secure your place on the start line. If you’re an Elite Athlete, you can find out more about Elite entry here.

Book With Confidence

We’ve put plans in place to ensure you can be COVID confident when you book a Great Run event in 2021.

  • All events will be staged with the full support from all key stakeholders, follow the latest government guidance and be compliant to the latest regulations.
  • We will continue to plan right up until the date of the event, and will communicate any changes or updates via email and here on the event page.

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.

If you have any queries, please see our FAQs which should answer any questions you have.

Run Up To Race Day!

Great Scottish Run Solo is the perfect training partner and designed to guide you through your training, keep you motivated and get you in start-line shape for event day.

The challenge is to complete 25 runs in the 8 weeks building up to the Great Scottish Run, from 9 August to 3 October. 

It costs £15 to join, however if you have an entry into the Great Scottish Run the challenge price is discounted to £12.50.  Your entry fee includes a unique finishers medal, access to our online tracking tool and support throughout the challenge. 

If you already have a place in the Great Scottish Run, follow the link below to find out more and enter Great Scottish Run Solo.

If you are yet to enter the Great Scottish Run, you can choose to take part in Great Scottish Run Solo on entry.

Macmillan Scottish

Great Scottish Run
Engie Business Challenge

If you and a group of colleagues want to take on a running event together, for charity, a fitness goal or perhaps just have fun as a team, why not enter a team into the ENGIE Business Challenge at the next Great Scottish Run.

What Our
Runners Say

I truly believe it's all about believing in yourself. My only regret is I didn't do this event years ago.
They come out and give their support 100%
It was amazing to be a part of an event with so many others raising money for charity. The setting and atmosphere is always great!
First class all round. Cannot fault.
Everything about the event is great and getting even better each year...
The route was great, it was filled with supporters and the atmosphere was amazing!
Best in the world. This event cannot get better.
So amazing - it makes me feel emotional thinking about how good the event was.
Really well organised, so slick and great atmosphere despite weather!
Perfect event! Locals along the route are amazing!
Received amazing support throughout my training from Great Run.


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The Route

The Great Scottish Run will take you on a stunning 10k or half marathon route past the city’s most famous landmarks, along the River Clyde and through some of Glasgow’s greenest spaces.

10k Entry £32
HM Entry £39

The Course

Please note course may be subject to change.

10k Route
Half Marathon Route


Great Scottish Run
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The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great Scottish Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.

10k Entry £32
HM Entry £39

What You
Get

Before the event

We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…

  • Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip
  • Access to training plans to keep you on track
  • Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors
  • Support and advice all the way up to event day
  • Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving
  • A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey

On event day

Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information
  • Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)
  • Closed roads offering a safe running environment
  • Food and drink options to refuel
  • A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance
  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish

After the event

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done

Make It
Personal

If you’d like a special memento from the day, why not purchase your very own iTAB to attach to your Great Scottish Run medal ribbon? You can personalise your iTAB with your name, finishing time, and even a special message. Just £7.99 including postage and packing.

Run For Charity

If you are looking to run to raise money for a charity close to your heart or help to support a good cause there are hundreds of charity running places available to choose from.

10k Entry £32
HM Entry £39

Great Scottish Run
Charities

You may be able to secure a Great Scottish Run charity entry by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.

Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We're the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we've achieved so much, but we won't stop until we've beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.

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The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let's make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.

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Imagine if you had to struggle to breathe every day just from getting out of bed. Or you were living constantly worried about your heart or scared that you might have another stroke at any moment. Living with the reality of a long term health condition can be confusing and isolating. Every day activities such as picking up a knife and fork, making a cup of tea or leaving the house can feel like a massive challenge. Today, one in five people in Scotland are living with the effects of chest, heart and stroke conditions. More people than ever before need our stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers and peer support groups. Run for us so that we can support more people to take back their lives, regain their confidence and independence and live life to the full. Take on the challenge. Email fundraising@chss.org.uk or call 0300 1212 444 to join the CHSS Running Team and get your running and fundraising pack.

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Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK but it shouldn't be. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. As the UK's leading bowel cancer charity, we're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. For more information on how we can support you every step of the way, please call Emma now on 0131 281 7351 or email emma.nichol@bowelcanceruk.org.uk and secure your place. Tomorrow can't wait. Join our team and help us stop people dying of bowel cancer today.

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Every year 173,000 babies, children and young people come through doors of Scotland’s largest children’s hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children and we make sure that each one of those children receive the very best care and have the very best experience possible. We do this by funding state of the art medical equipment, ground-breaking paediatric medical research, innovative play therapies and enhanced family support services. If you would like to support Glasgow Children’s Hospital, please get in touch with Suzanne on 0141 212 8750 or email suzanne.milne@glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org

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Choose Macmillan Cancer Support today and make a real difference to people living with cancer, so they can live life as fully as they can. The money you raise could go to a number of services we offer like, funding a Macmillan nurse for a day to supporting a whole information centre where we can provide practical and emotional support to those in need. We’ll be there for you every step of the way to help you get across that finishing line, by providing special training guides and all-important fundraising tips, so you can face your challenge head on. Plus, on race day we’ll be cheering you on right through the course at our famous cheer points to give you a boost just when you need it. Once you finish, come see us in the event village and celebrate with all your fellow team mates. Recharge by grabbing a cup of tea and snacks and feel part of something bigger. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today, put on that green t-shirt, train hard, fundraise even harder and support people living with cancer.

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PTSD UK is the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – it’s causes, symptoms & the treatments available – no matter the trauma that caused it.

We're here to give information, to give support to those with PTSD and their friends and family, to help shape UK healthcare policy to better treat those in need, and to give anyone suffering from PTSD the belief that ‘Tomorrow CAN be a new day.

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You are more likely to die of a stroke in Scotland than in any other part of the UK.Stroke devastates lives in an instant. It is the leading cause of disability in the UK and Scotland’s third biggest killer. Stroke does not discriminate, affecting children, the working age and the elderly. In Scotland, there are over 120,000 people living with the impact of stroke. The Stroke Association supports people who have a stroke through our Helpline, Life After Stroke Grants & stroke cafes. We also fund vital, life-saving stroke research. Join us for the Great Scottish Run and together we can conquer stroke. Call us on 0300 3300740 or e-mail supportercare@stroke.org.uk to secure your free, charity place. All our runners will be fully supported by our experienced fundraising team.

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Join Beatson Cancer Charity and be with us as we support patients and families living with cancer, every step of the way. Beatson Cancer Charity exists to enhance and support patients and their families, making the journey easier by transforming the way cancer care is funded and delivered. Sign up today as a team, or as an individual and Beatson Cancer Charity will be with YOU every step of the way. We will join you at registration supplying you with handy tips and training advice, kit you out in our branded running top and cheer alongside your friends and family on the day at our Charity village marquee. From the Half Marathon, to the 10k - no matter the challenge, we’re with you. Join Beatson Cancer Charity at this year’s Great Scottish Run and support patients and families within your local community. Contact us on 0141 212 0505 or email events@beatsoncancercharity.org

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Last year our team of 90 strong #MSSuperstars crossed the Great Scottish Run finish line with a smile on their faces knowing they had done something amazing to help stop MS. This year we would love to invite YOU to join the team too! Whether you have MS, or care about someone who does, our community is here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. We understand what life’s like with MS. And we know together we are stronger. We’re researching, writing, campaigning and fighting. Running, walking, caring and talking. We would love for you to join in too. For more information and to join the team please email msfundraising@mssociety.org.uk or call us on 0131 335 4063.

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Charity places are also available with:

4Louis
The Back Up Trust
Cahonas Scotland
CLIC Sargent
Cure Leukaemia
FMA UK
Mental Health UK
NSPCC
OCD-UK
Prostate Scotland
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Steps
The Vegan Society
Unique
The Mariposa Trust
The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award

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