Great Stirling Castle Run

Huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2020 Great Stirling Castle Run! The poor weather did not dampen the spirits and we were hugely impressed by the enthusiasm from runners, the supporters and all the volunteers who helped to make the day so great! The final course distance was 7.3k, your results can be found here >

For handy event day information please click here >


Saturday 11 January 2020

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

08:00 Event village, Baggage Facility and Information Marquee Opens
09:30 - 12:00 Great Stirling Castle Run (morning session)
09:30 Orange wave
10:00 White wave
10:02 Run Stirling British Cross Challenge starts
10:30 Blue wave
11:00 Green wave
11:30 Pink wave
12:00 - 14:30 Great Stirling Castle Run (afternoon session)
12:30 Orange wave
13:00 White wave
13:30 Blue wave
13:30 Run Stirling British Cross Challenge ends

NB: Subject to change

All run numbers have been posted out to runners and all should have arrived by Monday 6th January. If your run number hasn't arrived we can sort replacements at our information marquee, open from 08:00 on event day. 

Please note, we don't post run numbers outside of the UK as we cannot guarantee their safe delivery. We will make them available for collection from our information marquee. 

This is your unique number, so only you must wear it on the day. 

Your timing chip is attached to the back of your run number, do not remove or cover the chip (with a jacket, bum bag etc.) as this will affect the accuracy of your time. 

The chip will automatically record the time, so you don’t need to do anything. Your chip doesn’t need to be returned at the end of the run. 

You don’t need to register on the day, once you’ve filled in the back of the run number and attached it to your front (with safety pins) you are good to go, you can go straight to the start assembly area for your start time.


The start/finish and event village areas are all located within King's Park, a short distance from the city centre. Within this area you will be able to find the Great Run information marquee, toilets, baggage facilities and food and drink options.

Click here to view the event village map >


There is no official warm-up for participants however, the event commentators will encourage particpants to carry out their own warm-ups with the music provided.

Run Stirling British Cross Challenge

The cross country events take place throughout the day on Saturday 11 January, alongside the Great Stirling Castle Run. Whether you're a spectator or particpant you will be able to watch the action live in and around King's Park. The cross country events will also be streamed live on the BBC red button. To see more cross country details please click here >

Start and finish

We recommend arriving ready to run and leaving any valuables with family or friends. However, if this is not possible participants will be able to leave bags in the baggage-drop marquee located near to the finish line in King's Park. This will be marked by flags and signage on arrival.

Remember to remove the baggage label (which is attached to your run number), fill in the details and secure the label your bag before leaving them in the baggage area.

Please note: This map is based on the 2019 event and may be subject to change.

Not for the faint-hearted, this challenging 7.4km 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.

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.

For any spectators coming to watch the events, or participants making their way to the event, there are paths and signage directing you to and from Stirling City Centre.

In order to deliver the event, the following roads will be closed on Saturday 11 January 2020:


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

Results from your run can be found by clicking here. Make sure the correct event is highlighted and then you can search by your run number or surname.

Visit the photo section of the website in the days following the run to view your event snaps. You can also download your Free Certificate from this page.

Our official photographers are Marathon Photos.