Getting Scotland Active


Community Challenge

The Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run is Scotland’s biggest weekend of running with over 30,000 runners from all walks of life taking on the 10k, half marathon and Super Saturday family and children events.

Our proud partner, Bank of Scotland, is on a mission… to get Scotland active!

They are looking for individuals across Scotland to share their stories about what motivates them, what got them into running and why they would like to take part in this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10k.

The aim is to have one runner from each local authority selected to embark on a 10 week to 10k training program with support from a Great Run Company expert coach. Complimentary entries will be given to a runner from each of the Scotland's 32 local authorities, as well as access to a VIP area at the finish for each runner plus one.

To be considered for selection, all we ask is for you to send in a short story (max 100 words) about why you are inspired to run and why you want to take part in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in 2017. It might be a personal fitness challenge, support for a charity or it could be in memory of someone dear to you.

Final representatives from each of Scotland's 32 local authority areas will be selected after the closing date of midnight on Tuesday 27th June.  If chosen your story may be used in the media, on social channels and you could be required to participate in further promotional activity. 

The national representation will ensure that Scotland's biggest weekend of running has an even greater atmosphere than ever before. If you can represent one of the local authorities below we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at

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