Feel That Finish Line Feeling
Scotland’s most famous running celebration returns to Glasgow this autumn...
With the UCI World Championships currently taking place in Glasgow, cycling is enjoying its moment in the city... but fast forward a few months and it will be all about the running. Yes, the Great Scottish Run will make its comeback over the weekend of 30 September / 1 October with organisers promising a spectacular celebration.
Each year, tens of thousands of runners push their perseverance and passion to the limit and take on the super-scenic 10K and half marathon routes. Starting and finishing in the heart of Glasgow, runners can expect stunning scenery, iconic landmarks and incredible local support from start to finish.
But it’s not just the inspiring sights that attracts runners from far and wide: the start line DJ, rocking on-course music zones and post-race celebrations create an unbeatable atmosphere. Glasgow comes alive on race day and delivers an event experience like no other!
The event welcomes all ages and abilities, with support from the get-go including training plans and advice, timed pacers on hand to give runners the best chance of hitting their personal bests, and music and cheer squads to keep legs pumping all the way to the finish line. And after all the high-fives and sweaty hugs, the celebrations continue in the Après Run zone with more great music, food and drink stalls to refuel, and hard-earned medals proudly hanging around runners’ necks.
Don't forget there is also the Junior & Mini events which give the running stars of the future a taste of the big event experience, and a finish line feeling that will inspire a lifelong love of being active. Minis (3-8 years) take on a 1.5K dash, while juniors (9-15 years) tackle a 2.5K challenge. It’s high-energy fun from beginning to end with crazy costumes, high-fives, roaring crowd support and a special medal for the finishers.
Whether it’s doing something incredible for charity, pure joy as you cross the finish line, or wearing your medal with pride, you have to be there to feel the feeling. So set yourself a challenge and be part of something special.
If you'd like to know more, visit the Great Scottish Run website.
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