The Great Run British Marathon Series
If you’re looking to take on the ultimate running challenge, then why not choose one of the two latest additions to the Great Run family?
Take your pick from a truly stunning Stirling Scottish Marathon, which takes runners through the heart of Scotland, or a fantastic city-centre, closed-road event in the middle of Birmingham, and experience that marathon moment in 2018?
A marathon presents the greatest challenges both physically and mentally however the incredible sense of achievement felt after completing one will leave a tingle up your spine!
From the moment Pheidippides covered 26.2 miles in 490BC to bring news of a famous Greek victory over the Persians, the dye was cast to use this distance as a measure of the human spirit! Here was an event in which the clock was no longer the sole arbiter of success. The mere act of covering this distance was now seen as a lasting mark of success and achievement alike!
And so with the imagination and admiration of the British public duly captured, the marathon has developed into a wonderful celebration of running endeavour. Rarely are two reasons for running one ever the same, but the common thread of commitment and application remains present.
Celebrating the ongoing public admiration that extends to this day, The Great Run Company is proud to announce their own British Marathon Series, which launched in 2017. Scotland and England saw two fantastic new marathons take place in the historic setting of Stirling and the bustling streets of Birmingham.
Whether you want to challenge yourself, be a source of inspiration to others, or simply embrace the love of running, the highs of crossing a Great Run marathon finish line is a feeling you will want to experience.