Distance: Marathon & half marathon
Date: 28.04.2019
Minimum age: 17+ for half marathon; 18+ for marathon
Entry Price: Half Marathon - £36 per entry, Marathon - £58 per entry (closed)

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 this year traverse through the grounds before exiting onto Hillfoots Rd.

New for 2019, runners will head immediately south on the A91, returning to Stirling via the Springkerse area, 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 route starts in the city of Stirling, travelling over the same start line as the full marathon; and takes runners on a 13.1 mile tour through the city and out towards Bridge of Allan, merging with the full marathon runners whilst entering the University of Stirling. 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.


Please note: the course may be subject to change.


Sunday 28 April 2019

Please see below for the event day timetable:

07:30 Event site Kings Park opens including information, toilets and baggage
07:45 Marathon and half marathon assembly areas open
08:20 Warm up starts
08:30 Start of the Stirling Scottish Marathon and half marathon (including Scottish Marathon Championships)
17:00 Event site closes

*NB. All times may be subject to change in the lead up to the event

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 elite@greatrun.org 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.