Entries are open for Scotland’s largest mass participation sporting event – the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, in Glasgow.

The event combines the personal-best potential of a half marathon and 10k course, with the chance to spend time in one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

From the design elegance of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city’s style mile shopping precincts, to the splendour of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and nearby Loch Lomond, Glasgow is a perfect city-break location.
If the whole family runs, it is easy to spend a weekend in Glasgow because the Junior Great Scottish Run is traditionally held on the Saturday while the main events are on the Sunday.

Over winter, race organisers have been assessing runner feedback to prepare an even better race experience this year.  Course details are still to be confirmed but runners will again enjoy the iconic start in George Square and the spectacular crossing of the Kingston Bridge.  This year’s routes will continue the trend of mixing a bit of a challenge with a chance to run a personal best time.

 

There are plans for a revised start to minimise congestion and for more music on the route, as well as changes at the finish area in Glasgow Green.

The Green is Britain’s oldest public space.  Covering 129 acres on both sides of the Clyde River, it has been the location for political, social and sporting events for more than 300 years.  

Its major features are the recently restored Winter Gardens building and a two-acre children’s play village.  The spectacular Doulton Fountain (1888) is the largest terracotta fountain in the world.

George Square, where the race starts, was laid out in 1781 and named after King George III.  It houses a number of statues and monuments, including the first memorial dedicated to Sir Walter Scott and the only known equestrian statues of young Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert.
Race organisers are keeping a race blog on the official website and have also launched Facebook and Twitter sites for runners to keep in touch before and after the run.  There are separate Facebook and Twitter sites for the Junior runs.
Next event date:
Sunday 5th September 2010

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