Fancy a running challenge in 2017? Then why not take your pick from the 10k or the half marathon events on Sunday 1 October through the streets of Glasgow? Soak up the atmosphere and support provided by thousands of supporters lining the streets, music and bands on the run, charity cheering points... and of course, performances from some of Scotland’s finest bagpipers, keeping you motivated to the end. Alternatively, head to George Square on Saturday 30 September for the Super Saturday events - perfect for the kids and a family day out. No matter your ability or level of fitness, there's something for everyone to choose from. Let's make Scotland’s biggest weekend of running even bigger and better!
The 10k course is a shorter adaptation of the half marathon but shares many of the key landmarks with the longer route. Starting in George Square in the centre of the city, 10k runners will cross the River Clyde and pass iconic landmarks and buildings including The Hydro, The Finnieston Crane and Pacific Quay as they make their way toward the McLellan Arch and the finish line in Glasgow Green. Runners cross the Clyde on four occasions using the Kingston Bridge, Clyde Arc, King George Bridge and Glasgow Bridge. Strathmore water station at 6km Entertainment along the course includes choir, bagpipers, drumming band, charity cheering points and our ‘Wall of Sound’.
The decision to take on 13.1 miles should not be taken lightly; it requires a good level of fitness and a dedication to training. The rewards for your hard work in the build-up however, are all worth it! The course will once again pass many of the iconic venues that feature in Scotland’s biggest city, including Nelson’s Monument, the Clyde Arc and the Finnieston Crane. Starting in George Square in the heart of the city centre. Runners cross the Clyde twice using the Kingston Bridge and Clyde Arc. From the city centre streets to the peace of Pollok Park – every mile is different. Strathmore water and Lucozade Sport will be available at regular points along the route. There will also be a run-through shower around 8 miles. Entertainment along the route will include bagpipers, drumming bands, live music, charity cheering points and our ‘Wall of Sound’ zones.
Despite the wet weather, the day was really enjoyable - the logistics were controlled very impressively when you consider the whole weekend of events totalled 30,000 people. The number of potholes creating large puddles was disappointing, added to a few narrow parts of the course early on made it difficult to find a good rhythm. This is a v ery established & well run event.