Distance: 7k
Date: Jan.2020
Minimum age: 15 years old
Entry Price: £23 per entry

Simplyhealth Great Stirling Castle Run

Read on for all the information you’ll need for the big day. Your run number will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before and we’ll be in touch by email to keep you up to date with everything you need to know. In the meantime, if you need any help just get in touch with our customer services team.


Not for the faint-hearted, this challenging 7km course with approximately 190m elevation, is perfect for those looking to step up their training for a longer distance with Stirling’s trails and hills providing the ideal test of the legs. Starting in Kings Park, runners will complete an off-road lap of Stirling Golf Club before crossing Raploch Road and taking on the trails climbing up the side of Stirling Castle where you reach the summit for magnificent views of Central Scotland. Runners will then tackle Gowan Hill before making their way back towards Kings Park for a sprint finish into the event village.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Saturday 12 January 2019

Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your start time, you will have assemble for your wave 20 minutes prior to your start time

08:30 Event village and information point opens
09:30 - 12:00 Simplyhealth Great Stirling Castle Run ( morning session)
09:30 Orange wave
10:00 White wave
10:30 Blue wave
11:00 Green wave
11:30 Pink wave
10:25 - 11:30 Inter District races
12:00 - 14:30 Simplyhealth Great Stirling Castle Run (afternoon session)
12:30 Orange wave
13:00 White wave
13:30 Blue wave
12:15 - 12:45 Senior and Junior Men's and Women's Scottish Inter District Races
13:15 BBC on air
13:23 Great Stirling XCountry Women's 6k
13:55 Great Stirling XCountry Men's 8k
14: 35 Great Stirling XCountry 4x1k Relay
15:15 BBC off air

NB: Subject to change

There is no designated parking for the event, we encourage people to use public transport and use the city centre car parks, which are walking distance to the event site.

You can find information about public car parks here as well as a guide to public transport here.

In order to deliver the event, the following roads will be closed on Saturday 12 January 2019:


Road closed Between Time closed Parking Suspended on road
Queen's Road Victoria Place and Dumbarton Road 08:00 - 15:30 Yes - 06:00 - 15:30
Royal Gardens Albert Place and Greenwood Avenue 08:00 - 15:30 Yes - 06:00 - 15:30
Greenwood Avenue Albert Place and Victoria Road 08:00 - 15:30 No
Ballengeich Road Raploch Road and Ballengeich Pass 08:00 - 15:30 No
Ballengeich Road Bellengeich Road and Upper Castlehill 08:00 - 15:30 Yes - 06:00 - 15:30
Upper Castlehill Bellengeich Pass and Lower Castlehill 08:00 - 15:30 No
Dumbarton Road Raploch Road and Queens Road 08:30 - 15:30 Yes - 06:00 - 15:30
Albert Place Queens Road and Victoria Place 08:30 - 15:30 No
Park Avenue Drummond Place and Park Place 08:00 - 16:00 Yes - 06:00 - 15:30

NB: Correct at time of publishing