Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run

If you’re already entered 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.

We'll update this page with all of the information you'll need about the event a little closer to the time but in the meantime, if you need any help just get in touch with our customer services team.


Marathon Course Map

The Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run features a city centre start and finish!

Starting in the city centre near to the imposing Stirling Castle, runners will make their way along the A84, passing Blair Drummond Safari Park on their way towards Doune.

Crossing the historic Bridge of Teith, the route continues through Doune and on to Dunblane. 

The route then follows the old A9, entering Bridge of Allan, then on to the University of Stirling where runners will complete a circuit of the campus, rejoining Airthrey Road, passing the historic Wallace Monument.

A new part of the course will take in a long, scenic section along Hillfoots Road through Blairlogie, close to Tullibody, before returning to Stirling via the Springkerse area, along the riverside and in to the city centre, finishing on King's Park Road, alongside King's Park.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Half Marathon Course Map

If taking on the full marathon distance seems too daunting, why not take on the marathon's little brother event instead?

The half marathon distance will take place alongside the marathon on Sunday 28 April and is only £36 per entry.

The route starts in the city of Stirling on Millennium Way (A84), a stone's throw from the iconic Stirling Castle, and takes runners on a 13.1 mile tour through the city and out towards the Ochil Hills. With stunning views, rolling countryside and a fantastic finish line on King's Park Road the half marathon distance is the perfect option to build up your long distance running.

As soon as you cross that finish line you'll be rewarded with that all-important medal, as well as a goodie-filled finisher's pack and exclusive event technical t-shirt.


Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Transport and Travel

Getting to the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run

With experience of providing travel and accommodation services for both runners and spectators to Great Run events since 1999, our Official Travel Partner, Nirvana Europe, can assist your journey to the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run.

As well as offering accommodation in Stirling to suit all budgets, Nirvana provide unique travel package services to ensure a stress-free event experience.

To view all of Nirvana’s travel and accommodation options, please visit or email

Alternatively if you wish to speak to a member of the Nirvana team, please call 0191 2571750.


Elite and club runners

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2016.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC, road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered elite free entry

Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Prize money is available for Britsth athletes at this event but is yet to be confirmed for 2019. Club prizes are given to the top three teams, scoring is based on the combined total running time of the first two men and first two women in each club. Club Athletes must be registered and part of a club affiliated to Scottish Athletics.