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Great Scottish Run

George Square, Glasgow, Scotland

George Square, Glasgow, UK

Sun 3rd October 2021

2 races

£32.00 - £39.00


In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.


ARRIVAL ON SITE Plan your journey in advance, but please do not arrive more than 30 minutes before your scheduled start time Make sure you have the NHS Track and Trace app on your phone and check into the event using the QR code on your race number once you arrive Bring a face covering to wear before and after the race, bring hand sanitiser.

RUN READY Read, check and read again our pre–event emails and communications for last minute advice and instruction.

RUN SMART Be considerate, taking part this year might not be about your P.B. As a running community we need to be aware and personally responsible when we run, so we can all enjoy the event while staying safe.

RUN SAFE Maintain social distancing, look out for and adhere to all signage on course, at the start and finish Please use the multiple hand sanitiser stations around the site and when you see them Please use private transport where possible.

CAN I BRING MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY? There is likely to be restrictions around spectators at the event, please check your pre-race emails and our websites for details closer to the time.

Great Run has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Great Scottish Run 10k and half marathon that were due to take place on Sunday 3 October. We know our runners will be disappointed and we are too. Unfortunately, ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland mean it’s not currently possible to deliver events of the size and scale of the Great Scottish Run.

Although we anticipate the restrictions being eased by October, our timelines for planning the event mean we need more certainty around future guidance than we currently have in order to deliver this complicated event. We’ve reached this decision in consultation with Glasgow Life, and we thank them for their support. We hope you understand the reasons for this decision.

Next year’s Great Scottish Run will take place on Sunday 2 October and 2021 entries will automatically be rolled over to this new date. If you are unable to take part on the new date you can claim a refund. We will be in touch with all entrants by email with the link to claim your refund and information needed, so please check your inbox.

The refund will be your cost of entry minus a £5 administrative fee, as detailed in the terms and conditions at the point of entry. This fee covers some, but not all, of the costs we have already committed, such as fees charged to us to process the original booking, staff and supplier costs, and third-party payment providers. This is very much in line with other event and ticket providers across the industry.

The deadline for refunds is 10am on 10 August 2021 and refunds will be processed after this date.

Thank you for your understanding.
The Great Run Team

Glasgow’s running highlight of the year is back. Each year 20,000 runners line up for the 10k & Half marathon, and 2,000 kids join the Super Saturday events. Runners follow a stunning route past the city’s most famous landmarks, along the River Clyde and through some of Glasgow’s greenest spaces. Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the atmosphere and music all the way to the finish in Glasgow Green, passing our famous entertainment zones every kilometre.

Glasgow comes alive on Great Scottish Run weekend and the people of the city will welcome you with open arms. It’s not to be missed! 99% of runners recommend this event but places are limited, so get in quick to secure your place on the start line.

We understand that there may be uncertainty over what is and isn’t going to be possible this year, but we want to give you the confidence to book your place knowing exactly what will happen if we can’t deliver the event as planned, or if you are personally effected by the pandemic.

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.


  • Half Marathon


    17+ Yrs Old

  • 10 Km


    15+ Yrs Old



  • Half Marathon


    17+ Yrs Old

  • 10 Km


    15+ Yrs Old


What's Included


We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…

- Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip

- Access to training plans to keep you on track

- Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors

- Support and advice all the way up to event day

- Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving

- A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey


Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

- Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information

- Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)

- Closed roads offering a safe running environment

- Food and drink options to refuel

- A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies

- Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance

- A huge round of applause as you cross the finish


Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

- Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!

- Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line

- Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.


George Square, Glasgow City centre

Course Details

Starting in George Square the half marathon features famous venues from the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as taking you across the River Clyde, through Pollok Park and Bellahouston Park, before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green.

The 10k hugs the River Clyde and features some of Glasgow's most iconic landmarks and buildings such as The Hydro, Pacific Quay and the McLennan Arch.


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