Half Marathon
Sun 1 Oct 2023 Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK

Great Scottish Run Half Marathon

Glasgow’s running highlight of the year! A stunning route past the city’s famous landmarks, along the River Clyde and through some of Glasgow’s greenest spaces. Charity places available for 2023.

  • Sun 1 Oct 2023
  • Entries closed
George Square, Glasgow > Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


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!


  • The country's premier running event

    An iconic and welcoming event showcasing everything that's great about Glasgow.

  • city landmarks and many green spaces

    Including Maxwell Park, Pollock Country Park, Bellahouston Park and Festival Park.

  • Famous entertainment zones

    Every kilometre you'll be inspired and motivated.

  • Incredible weekend of running

    Including a half marathon, 10K, junior events and cheering supporters!

This event is part of Great Scottish Run.

  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators


  • Junior and Mini events


  • 10K and Half Marathon

  • Music
  • Park
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

George Square
Glasgow City
G2 1DU

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.

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


  • Personal run pack with run number and timing chip
  • Access to training plans to keep you on track
  • Exclusive partner offers and competitions
  • Support and advice all the way up to event day
  • Regular emails to keep you motivated and moving
  • Supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey
  • Access to the free app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route
  • Access to the information point for any last-minute queries (or safety pins)
  • Closed roads offer a safe running environment
  • Food and drink options to refuel
  • A shiny new medal
  • An exclusive finishers t-shirt
  • A finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Plenty of medical support all around the routes should you ever need any assistance
  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line

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?

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries closed
  • Charity entries closed
  • Enter online

Charity places are available from free + sponsorship pledge.