Great Scottish Run Update

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The Great Scottish Run will not be staged in 2021

Organisers announce this year’s event has been cancelled.

The Great Run Company, organisers of the Great Scottish Run, have announced the event will not take place in 2021 due to ongoing restrictions relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it was due to be staged on Sunday 3 October.

Chief Executive Paul Foster said, “Unfortunately, we will not be able to stage the Great Scottish Run as planned in October.

“Currently, Level 0 guidance means events of the scale of the Great Scottish Run would be logistically unworkable.”

“Although we do not anticipate Level 0 being in place in October, the timelines for planning and marketing the event demand much more certainty around timelines and future guidance than we currently have.

“As no cancellation insurance is currently available for large scale events, we have to make a judgement based on the information we have right now and the potential risk of having to make significant changes, or even cancelling in the future.”

“We’re sorry that this means some runners will be disappointed but everyone who has already purchased a place in the event will be automatically rolled over to 2022, anyone who can’t make the 2022 date can apply for a refund.”

“We’d like to express our thanks to Glasgow Life for their support with this difficult decision.”

A virtual option, Great Scottish Run Solo, is still open for entries. The entry fee includes a unique finishers medal and an online tracking tool to support runners through the challenge.