OCT 2024
AJ Bell Great Scottish Run

With a city centre start and finish, the AJ Bell Great Scottish Run is a celebration of everything that is great about Glasgow: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces, history, music, strength, spirit and, of course, great people, personality and humour. Thousands take part in the half marathon or 10k running event each year to challenge themselves and to raise money for good causes. And Scotland’s friendliest city always delivers on the support front too, with crowds of locals turning out each year to cheer and high-five from beginning to end. Plus, there are medals, finisher t-shirts and bragging rights for all.

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Event Timetable

Please note: this is a provisional timetable and is subject to change. We will communicate your specific wave colour, assembly and start time on your run number.

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The Course

10k Route
Half Marathon Route
Entertainment Map

Pleae note: course is subject to change.

What You Get

We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events. You can choose to forgo a finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Find out more here. We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the forseeable, but you’ll also get:

The Medal

A shiny new, Great Scottish Run medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies.

The Photos

Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!

The App

Event day tracking and results ready to view on the app shortly after you cross the finish line.

The Discounts

Access to exclusive runners only discounts and offers via the Great Run Rewards platform.

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Great Scottish Run

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 fundraising@chss.org.uk or call 0300 1212 444 to join the CHSS Running Team and get your running and fundraising pack.

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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 suzanne.milne@glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org

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Motor neuron disease (MND) is a brutal terminal illness which can rapidly strip a person of their ability to walk, talk, swallow, and breathe unaided. Someone’s lifetime risk of developing MND is 1 in 300 and the average life expectancy is just 18 months from diagnosis. You can help MND Scotland fund pioneering research to take us closer to finding a cure for this devastating disease. Until that day comes, we are here to make time count for everyone affected by MND in Scotland, so families can spend the time they have left making precious memories with loved ones. Together, we will make time count and beat MND! Will you join us? To secure your free charity place, please email louise.earley@mndscotland.org.uk or call on 0141 332 3903.

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Join Team Parkinson’s and help fund groundbreaking research and life-changing support for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. 

We are Parkinson’s UK. Powered by people. Funded by you. Improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Together we’ll find a cure.

You’ll receive a Parkinson’s UK branded running top, exclusive training and fundraising tips and great support on the day at our Parkinson’s UK cheer pont. Get your charity place now. 

For more information, please email events@parkinsons.org.uk or call 020 7932 1356.

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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 events@beatsoncancercharity.org

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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.

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The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity. But what is a stroke? It’s a brain attack, which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. It can change lives in an instant. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke and that with the power of research and treatment, more lives can be saved too.
But we need you to help make this possible. Sign up for the Great Scottish Run for #TeamStroke today to make a difference and you’ll be supported every step of the way by our dedicated events team.


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Other Charities

Animal Free Research
Cahonas Scotland
Crosshouse Children’s Fund
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Cure Leukaemia
Make 2nds Count
Mental Health UK
Mummy’s Star
My Name’5 Doddie Foundation
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
Pregnancy Sickness Support
Prostate Scotland
PSC Support
PTSD Support
The Raf Association
Young Lives vs Cancer

AJ Bell Junior & Mini
Great Scottish Run

It’s fun to run, and running with friends and family is even better so get the whole family involved!
The AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run is a brilliant introduction to running events for kids.

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