What’s new at this year’s Scottish Run?

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Great just got greater at the Great Scottish Run. The 10K and half marathon distances have been popular with local runners of all ages and abilities for decades, but organisers are pulling out all of the stops to make this year the best yet.

New for 2022, runners can look forward to a live, start line DJ, pumping out a high energy set to help them find their groove for the challenge ahead.

Timed pacers, there to make sure runners have the best possible chance of smashing out a personal best, will be powered by music, blasting out tunes all along the course to keep motivation high.

The Run Thru zone, a brand-new on-course entertainment area, will be a high energy and slightly bonkers zone guaranteeing a whole lot of noise. Runners have the option to Run Thru or sidestep this zone.

This year, the finish line is not the end. As runners cross the line to complete their challenge they will also have the chance to enjoy an Après Run zone for the very first time. Billed as the perfect place for post-race celebrations, the afterparty will feature more great music as well as food and drink stalls, ensuring the celebrations continue long past the finish line.

Get ready for one or two post-race selfies with our bigger and better medals, featuring an exclusive design that encapsulates everything that makes Glasgow great.

All of this is in addition to the unforgettable Great Scottish Run atmosphere and experience that runners know and love, including more than 15 on course music and entertainment zones. Here’s what else you can expect to see (and of course hear) whether you’re taking part or cheering on this year:

  • People’s Playlist: Power through this section with tunes chosen by the runners – guilty pleasures and anthems galore! This is your playlist for your run.
  • Pump It UP and Beats Boost zones: Pump It UP and Beats Boost will get your legs pumping that little bit quicker to the finish line. Powered by our awesome DJ Trucks, expect motivation levels to skyrocket.
  • Bands On The Run: We’ve lined up some of the very best bands and local musical artists to provide the soundtrack to your run – they’ll have you bopping, clapping & singing as you run past.
  • Charity Cheering Points: Loud cheering, clapping and hollering your name – the charity cheering buses provide instant motivation and inspiration for runners.

The popular kids events are back on Saturday 1 October, with the Junior (ages 3-8) and Mini (ages 9-15) events taking centre stage and giving the budding running stars of the future a chance to claim their own finisher’s medal.

There is still time to join us on 1 & 2 October for an inclusive celebration of running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping. Starting and finishing in the heart of the city, the route passes the city’s most famous landmarks, along the River Clyde and through some of Glasgow’s greenest spaces.

Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great Scottish Run this year, the country’s premier running event. Find out more or enter here.