half marathon

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The Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run half marathon welcomes thousands of runners to the city of Glasgow every year. The course starts in the centre of the city, in George Square, and from there takes runners past a selection of Glasgow’s finest venues and buildings. As well as crossing over the River Clyde, runners will take a trip through Pollok Park and Bellahouston Park, before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green. 

  • Join over 15,000 runners of all abilities in Glasgow
  • Price: £34

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The Course

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 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.

Training Plans

Our team at Great Run Training have prepared a selection of training plans to suit all running levels and abilities. Please click your preferred plan below and download for free.

Half Marathon - Starter 12 Week Training Plan (PDF)

Half Marathon - Run, Walk 12 Week Training Plan (PDF)

Half Marathon - Improver 12 Week Training Plan (PDF)

Half Marathon - Challenger 12 Week Training Plan (PDF)


Please see below for the provisional timetable for the 2017 event:

07:30 Glasgow Subway System Open
07:45 First trains operating on Glasgow subway system
08:00 Information Point open in George Square
Toilets and site facilities open on Glasgow Green
09:30 10k warm-up starts
09:38 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run elite wheelchair race (10k)
09:45 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10k start (fast paced runners && white wave)
09:55 10k green wave start
10:05 10k Jog Scotland wave and pink wave starts
11:15 Half-marathon warm-up starts
11:30 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run half-marathon start (elite athletes, fast paced runners & white wave)
11:40 Half-marathon green wave start
11:50 Half-marathon pink wave start
12:55 Elite presentations at Glasgow Green

*NB. Timetable is provisional and times are subject to change.




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