The Run

Great Scottish Run Solo

Great Scottish Run Solo is a chance for you to keep moving, stay motivated, and add to your medal collection.

Your Challenge

Submit your results or log and track each run as you go

Enter the last seven digits of your Great Run Solo Registration ID and date of birth to log in.

Your Great Run registration ID is the unique reference number found in your entry confirmation email. e.g. if your reference is SON20S2878R3637354, enter 3637354. Help.

Together We Run

 The challenge is to complete 25 runs (or more) in 8 weeks. Starting on 9 August, the challenge will finish on Sunday 3 October – the day the Great Scottish Run was due to take place.

You can run at any pace and distance comfortable for you, and everyone who completes a minimum of 25 runs to finish the challenge will receive a special edition medal and digital certificate.

It costs £15 to join, however if you have an entry into the 2021 Great South Run the challenge price is discounted to £12.50. Your entry fee includes a unique finishers medal, access to training plans & tips, and support throughout the challenge.

Great Scottish Run Solo entries are now closed.

25 Runs in 8 Weeks

Simply complete 25 runs (or more) at any pace or distance comfortable to you during the challenge period.

You have the option to use our online tracker to log your runs as you go – you can start logging runs from the challenge start date – or use your own tracking app or device to record your activity.

Once you have completed 25 runs (or more), come back and submit your results and confirm that you have completed the challenge to receive your medal and download your digital certificate.

Over the course of the 8 weeks we will also set additional tasks to keep you on your toes, and you can join the action on Strava and our social channels too.

Join the Great Scottish Run Solo challenge and Be Your Greatest in 2021!

Run The Distance

To provide added motivation we are rewarding participants for the total distance you run across the challenge. If you achieve a distance award you will receive a personalised digital finishers certificate to download and share.

There are three distance awards up for grabs:

  • 60 miles – Gaun Yersel
  • 100 miles – And I would run 100 miles…
  • 150 miles – Ya Belter

Challenge Extras

To keep you moving and motivated we’re creating a bonus challenge for you to complete each week.  Something extra (and a little bit different) to add into one of your runs.  Share your attempts & progress with us on social using #GreatRunSolo.

Week 1

Shoot for a PB
It’s time to put that training to the test… Choose your PB (400m, 1k, 2k, 5k, 10k, strava segment), lace up your trainers and start that stopwatch. You’ve got this!

Week 2

We’re going streaking!
Run at least 3 days in a row this week to complete the challenge (no minimum distance). You never know, this might be the start of a very long run streak…

Week 3

Early birds and Night owls
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, this challenge is for you. Enjoy epic sunrise or sunset views on a run this week. We’d love to see your pics.

Week 4

Explore a new route
Ditch the ordinary and explore a completely new route this week… it’s good to shake things up a little from time to time! Don’t forget to share your route highlights with us.

Week 5

What goes down must go up!
What goes down must go up! Include a hill into your run this week… the bigger the better! Don’t forget to snap a selfie at the top to prove you were there!

Week 6

Run buddies for life!
To mark World Friendship Day this Friday (30 July) we’re challenging you to run with a pal / group of pals this week.  Post run squad selfie is a must.

Week 7

Local Landmarks
Get out your touristy map and plot a route past at least 3 iconic(ish) landmarks in your local area. Don’t forget to snap a selfie at each spot!

Week 8

A Fashionable Finish
Your challenge finish line is just over the horizon, so jazz up your outfit or wear your best fancy dress and complete those final runs in style. Selfie poses at the ready!

Strava Club

Join our official Great Scottish Run Strava group & track your runs with other runners taking on the Great Scottish Run Solo challenge.

The Challenge

Great Scottish Run Solo

How it works

1Enter Great Scottish Run Solo
2Start running on 9 August
3Keep track of your activity during the challenge
4Complete the challenge by 3 October
5Submit your final results to receive your medal

Tracking your activity

We recommend using a tracking app to log your running activity during your challenge – any tracking app or watch can be used. You also have the option of using our online tracker to log each run as you go, this is available here on the challenge page from the start of the challenge (9 August). You can log in and start tracking runs as soon as your challenge starts.

View our guide to tracking your runs and providing evidence for your Great Run Solo challenge.

The Reward

Great Scottish Run Solo

Complete the challenge and you’ll be rewarded with a very special Great Scottish Run Solo medal!
Now that’s worth running ( a long way) for!

What You

Complete the challenge you will be rewarded with a medal worthy of your efforts!

Your challenge fee also includes access to our online run tracker to monitor your progress through training – accessible from the start of your challenge – and support throughout the challenge.

Note: For international runners, there is an additional £3.50 charge to cover medal postage.

Challenge Extras

Over the course of the 8 weeks we will set additional tasks to keep you moving and motivated. From snapping a selfie at the top of your city’s biggest hill to running backwards for 1 minute, we’ll set you a series of challenge extras over the course of the 8 weeks to keep you on your toes!

Join the action on Strava and our social channels using #GreatRunSolo


We’ve created a series of exclusive, official Great Run merchandise collections for 2021 – available to buy now.
Browse the full range at the Great Run Shop.

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