Half Marathon
Sun 6 Oct 2024 Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK

Great Scottish Run Half Marathon

With a city centre start and finish, this is a celebration of everything that is great about Glasgow: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces, history, music, strength, spirit and great people.

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  • Sun 6 Oct 2024
George Square, Glasgow > Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


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. 


  • Run past some of the city's most famous landmarks
  • Music and entertainment to keep you motivated
  • Free training plans and support up to event day
  • Run number personalised with your name
  • Exclusive discounts when you sign up
  • Free Great Run series event day tracking app
  • £10 off your next Great Run if you refer a friend

This event is part of Great Scottish Run.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams



  • 10K and Half Marathon

Business Challenge

Get your team moving together this year with the Business Challenge.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

George Square
Glasgow City
G2 1DU

  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers


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.



  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

Sustainability Policy

This event is in the process of updating its Sustainability Strategy in light of its collaborative approach and recent survey. Work to minimise the environmental impacts of this event will continue throughout this process, with particular focus on:

  • Reducing plastic
  • Reducing waste
  • Cutting carbon emissions
  • Responsible procurement

In addition, it is striving to improve performance even further by making sure that sustainability is embedded at the heart of the organisation and culture.

Trees not tees

Finisher tees are now optional. You can choose to forgo your finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this the organiser will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal.

The organisers 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.

  • Chip timing
  • Event app
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt


  • The medal

    A shiny new, Great Manchester 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 rewards platform.

Optional extra

  • iTAB

    Make it personal with an iTAB. Order yours when you sign up.

  • T-shirt

    For environmental reasons the official t-shirt is now optional.

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.

Benefits of running for charity

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:

  • Fundraising support

    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.

  • Training support

    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.

  • Branded running kit

    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.

  • Support on the day

    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!

  • Post-race recovery

    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.

  • Exclusive social groups

    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.

What are charity places?

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

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.



Every childhood is worth fighting for.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



Dreams Come True

Making dreams come true to bring joy to seriously ill children.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate

Sign up



Orchid, Fighting Male Cancer

Raising awareness and saving lives for prostate, testicular and penile cancer.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate
  • Memento

Sign up



British Heart Foundation

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Older people

Independent Age

Advice and support for older age.

  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Pro training advice
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Certificate

Sign up



Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Pre-event training sessions

Sign up


  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
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Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


Entry fee


Well organised. Well supported. Well done to all runners and spectators alike. Well, I’m in for 2024. Come join us. Billy T

My first time doing anything like that. Was nervous before but once I got there the other runners and the crowd made me feel at ease. Great experience will definitely be doing it again. Paul B

First time taking part in an organised event like this and enjoyed the atmosphere, course and the whole experience. Frazer D

I really enjoyed the race and the atmosphere was amazing!! Clara B

Exciting, great vibes, everyone was supportive of each other, great course, good goody bag. Marisa L

Fantastic run! Perfect for beginners like myself. Very well organised and amazing atmosphere with lots of local support. Definetly recommend. Lucy M

Was a great day. If you want to do this type of thing just do it. Michael M

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