Age 17 & over
Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great Scottish Run this year, the country’s premier running event.
See the two sides of the city from urban streets to Glasgow’s greenest spaces on a stunning route that passes some of the city’s most famous landmarks. Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the atmosphere and music all the way to the finish in Glasgow Green, passing the famous entertainment zones every kilometre. It’s a party atmosphere from start to finish.
It’s a run for everyone, from locals to celebrated athletes, whether it’s your first 10K or your 50th half marathon. Glasgow comes alive on Great Scottish Run weekend - it’s an event day experience like no other!
An iconic and welcoming event showcasing everything that's great about Glasgow.
Including Maxwell Park, Pollock Country Park, Bellahouston Park and Festival Park.
Every kilometre you'll be inspired and motivated.
Including a half marathon, 10K, junior events and cheering supporters!
This event is part of Great Scottish Run.
Follow a stunning route past the city’s most famous landmarks, along the River Clyde and through some of Glasgow’s greenest spaces. Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the atmosphere and music all the way to the finish in Glasgow Green, passing the famous entertainment zones every kilometre.
Every year thousands of runners take part in this event and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charities it gives the runner advantages too, from supporting a cause that is close to your heart to securing a place in this highly sought-after event and much more.
Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and run, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:
Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous runners.
Whether this is your first run or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elite runners too, who can provide exclusive tips for your race preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and Olympic champs.
When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest to run in on the big day, and often a training top too.
When you're partway through your run and your energy is flagging, what you need is a boost from cheering spectators to keep you moving. Many charities set up a cheer station along the route, keeping an eye out for you to send up a huge cheer as you run past!
Refreshments and an indulgent post-race sports massage are often provided by charities for their runners. This is the perfect way to recover alongside other people who have run for that cause.
You won't be the only person running for that charity, so it's well worth meeting other runners through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training runs, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels running high.
Charities buy places in this event, then give them to runners who agree to raise money for the charity – these are called charity places. Charity places are a great way to support a good cause and get a place in the event, especially if general entries are closed.
Running a half marathon and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you run for?
Charity places are available from free + sponsorship pledge.