Great Scottish Run
2022 Event Guide
The Great Scottish Run event guide has all of the information and useful details you need for the big day. We highly recommend you take time to read through it to ensure you’re race ready.
What Makes it Great?
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Run past some of the city's most famous landmarks
Brand new on course entertainment zones
Bespoke medal and t-shirt, finishers' pack and runner rewards
Access to free training plans and support
Run Your City
Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the atmosphere and music all the way to the finish in Glasgow Green, passing our famous entertainment zones every kilometre. It’s a run for everyone, from locals to celebrated athletes, whether it’s your first 10k run or your 50th half marathon. An inclusive celebration of Scottish running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping. Glasgow comes alive on Great Scottish Run weekend.
Great Scottish Run entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) and 17+ (Half marathon) on the day of the event.
If you have any queries about Great Run events, see our FAQ section here.
Entry price includes booking fee
Your Run Number
Run numbers are being posted to entrants. Once you have your run number, you’re all set for race day, simply attach with safety pins and head for the start line. If your run number hasn’t arrived, don’t worry, you can visit the information point to collect a replacement. The information point will be located in George Square and open on Saturday from 09:00am to 04:00pm and from 08:00am on Sunday. We recommend collecting on Saturday if you can, as Sunday will be extremely busy.
Please note: If you secure your entry after 10:00am on Friday 23 September your number must be collected from the information point. Your start time/wave colour will be allocated there. Those with the faster estimated running times will be allocated to the earlier waves.
We recommend making use of the public transport options available on the day. Do leave plenty of time to get to the start line as there will be a number of road closures in place for the weekend, and industrial action on some rail networks on 1 October, so please plan your journey in advance. You can find more travel information in the event guide here.
Below is the provisional event day timetable and wave start times.
Please note, this may be subject to change, and we will communicate your start time and assembly time on your run number.
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There will be a number of road closures in place for the Great Scottish Run. Full details of roads affected and closing and reopening times by zone can be found below. Any local residents or businesess requiring more information can contact us here.
What You Get
By taking your place on the Great Scottish Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable. Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…
- A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
- A shiny new, special edition Great Scottish Run medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
- Official event day photos available to view and purchase on event day, so smile for the cameras!
- Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
- Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.
Take advantage of exclusive offers for Great Scottish Run entrants.
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Official Online Fundraising Partner, Enthuse, supports each Great Run event with an official branded fundraising platform to provide the best experience for you and the charities you support.
Set up your page today to support your favourite cause!
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You may be able to secure a Great Scottish Run charity entry by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.
Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.
The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let’s make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.
Imagine if you had to struggle to breathe every day just from getting out of bed. Or you were living constantly worried about your heart or scared that you might have another stroke at any moment. Living with the reality of a long term health condition can be confusing and isolating. Every day activities such as picking up a knife and fork, making a cup of tea or leaving the house can feel like a massive challenge. Today, one in five people in Scotland are living with the effects of chest, heart and stroke conditions. More people than ever before need our stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers and peer support groups. Run for us so that we can support more people to take back their lives, regain their confidence and independence and live life to the full. Take on the challenge. Email email@example.com or call 0300 1212 444 to join the CHSS Running Team and get your running and fundraising pack.
Every year 173,000 babies, children and young people come through doors of Scotland’s largest children’s hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children and we make sure that each one of those children receive the very best care and have the very best experience possible. We do this by funding state of the art medical equipment, ground-breaking paediatric medical research, innovative play therapies and enhanced family support services. If you would like to support Glasgow Children’s Hospital, please get in touch with Suzanne on 0141 212 8750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Choose Macmillan Cancer Support today and make a real difference to people living with cancer, so they can live life as fully as they can. The money you raise could go to a number of services we offer like, funding a Macmillan nurse for a day to supporting a whole information centre where we can provide practical and emotional support to those in need. We’ll be there for you every step of the way to help you get across that finishing line, by providing special training guides and all-important fundraising tips, so you can face your challenge head on. Plus, on race day we’ll be cheering you on right through the course at our famous cheer points to give you a boost just when you need it. Once you finish, come see us in the event village and celebrate with all your fellow team mates. Recharge by grabbing a cup of tea and snacks and feel part of something bigger. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today, put on that green t-shirt, train hard, fundraise even harder and support people living with cancer.
You are more likely to die of a stroke in Scotland than in any other part of the UK.Stroke devastates lives in an instant. It is the leading cause of disability in the UK and Scotland’s third biggest killer. Stroke does not discriminate, affecting children, the working age and the elderly. In Scotland, there are over 120,000 people living with the impact of stroke. The Stroke Association supports people who have a stroke through our Helpline, Life After Stroke Grants & stroke cafes. We also fund vital, life-saving stroke research. Join us for the Great Scottish Run and together we can conquer stroke. Call us on 0300 3300740 or e-mail email@example.com to secure your free, charity place. All our runners will be fully supported by our experienced fundraising team.
Join Beatson Cancer Charity and be with us as we support patients and families living with cancer, every step of the way. Beatson Cancer Charity exists to enhance and support patients and their families, making the journey easier by transforming the way cancer care is funded and delivered. Sign up today as a team, or as an individual and Beatson Cancer Charity will be with YOU every step of the way. We will join you at registration supplying you with handy tips and training advice, kit you out in our branded running top and cheer alongside your friends and family on the day at our Charity village marquee. From the Half Marathon, to the 10k – no matter the challenge, we’re with you. Join Beatson Cancer Charity at this year’s Great Scottish Run and support patients and families within your local community. Contact us on 0141 212 0505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Red Cross aims to ensure that no-one faces a crisis alone. Over 94 million people are displaced across the world, fleeing persecution, violence, war and death. There’s never been a more important time for the Red Cross Movement to be there for people in crisis.
The British Red Cross helps people get the support they need, at the right time, and for as long as they need it – whether that’s food, clothing, first aid, cash, healthcare or emotional support. Join Team Red Cross in this year’s Great Scottish Run and we’ll support you every step of the way. E-mail Lesley Cowie, Senior Regional Fundraiser at LCowie@redcross.org.uk or call 07710 711 259 to secure your place.
Last year our team of 90 strong #MSSuperstars crossed the Great Scottish Run finish line with a smile on their faces knowing they had done something amazing to help stop MS. This year we would love to invite YOU to join the team too! Whether you have MS, or care about someone who does, our community is here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. We understand what life’s like with MS. And we know together we are stronger. We’re researching, writing, campaigning and fighting. Running, walking, caring and talking. We would love for you to join in too. For more information and to join the team please email email@example.com or call us on 0131 335 4063.
Join Team MND Scotland and help us fightback against motor neurone disease (MND). There is no cure for MND and the average life expectancy is just 18 months from diagnosis. With your help, we can fund pioneering research to take us closer to finding a cure for this devastating disease. Together we will beat MND, and until that day we will be here to support people living with MND, every step of the way. Will you join us?
To secure your free charity place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0141 332 3903. We’ll send you a branded T-shirt or running vest and support you with your fundraising.
Bethany Christian Trust
Home Instead Charities UK
Home Start UK
Mental Health UK
My Name’5 Doddie Foundation
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Back Up Trust
The Compassionate Friends
The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award
Wellbeing of Women
Wouldn’t Change a Thing
Young Lives vs Cancer