half marathon

The 2019 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run half marathon is now closed! Good luck to everyone who has entered this year’s event, we can’t wait to see you on the start line on Sunday 29 September.

Get ready to soak up the support, high five the crowds, and enjoy that finish line feeling in Glasgow Green

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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 are all worth it however. 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.
  • Aqua Pura 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.

NB The course is subject to change

Click here to for a downloadable version of the course map


Please see below for the provisional timetable for the 2019 event:

08:00 Information point open in George Sq
Toilets and site facilities open on Glasgow Green
09:30 10k warm-up starts
09:45Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10k start (fast-paced runners & white wave)
09:55Green wave start
10:05Pink wave start
10:30 10k medal presentations at Glasgow Green
11:15 Half marathon warm-up starts
11:30Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run ½ marathon start (elite athletes, fast paced runners & white wave)
11:40Green wave start
11:50Pink wave start
12:55Elite presentations at Glasgow Green

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

Road Closures

Closures Summary

  • Phase 1 (04:15): St Vincent Street, Finnieston Street, Broomielaw, West Street, Scotland Street, Shields Road, Seaward Street, Govan Road (Other than crossings detailed in 09:00 closures)
  • Phase 2 (06:30): Paisley Road West, St Andrews Drive, Haggs Road, Dumbreck Road, Mosspark Boulevard. (Other than crossings detailed in 11:15 closures)
  • Phase 3 (09:00): St Vincent Street crossings at Hope Street and Renfield Street, Clyde Street Crossings at King George Bridge, Glasgow Bridge, Albert Bridge and Victoria Bridge
  • Phase 4 (11:15): St Andrews Drive Crossings at Nithsdale Road and Terregles Avenue; access to Craigholme Sport Complex from Pollokshaws Rd; access to Haggs Castle Golf Club from Titwood Road

Opening Summary

  • Phase A (11:15): Seaward Street
  • Phase B (12:15): St Vincent St, Argyle Street Finnieston Street North
  • Phase C (13:00): M8 Bridge, Clydeside Expressway, West Street, Scotland Street
  • Phase D (13:30): Shields Road, St Andrews Drive, Haggs Road
  • Phase E (14:30): Dumbreck Road, Mosspark Boulevard
  • Phase F (14:45): Paisley Road West
  • Phase G (15:15): Harvie Street, Lorne Street, Govan Road, Clyde Arc
  • Phase H (15:30): Lancefield Quay, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, Clyde Street to Finish

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