Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run
Whether you’re taking on the marathon or the half marathon distance, this event combines a stunning, scenic course with the convenience of a city centre start and finish. The challenging closed road route takes in the local countryside, imposing castles and historic towns.
Minimum age: 17+ for half marathon; 18+ for marathon
Kings Park, Stirling, FK8 2RF
07:30 - Event site Kings Park opens including information, toilets and baggage
07:45 - Marathon and half marathon assembly areas open
08:20 - Warm up starts
08:30 - All events start
17:00 - Event site closes
The route starts in the city of Stirling on Millennium Way (A84), a stone's throw from the iconic Stirling Castle, and takes runners on a 13.1 mile tour through the city and out towards the Ochil Hills. With stunning views, rolling countryside and a fantastic finish line on King's Park Road the half marathon distance is the perfect option to build up your long distance running.
Starting in the city centre near to the imposing Stirling Castle, runners will make their way along the A84, passing Blair Drummond Safari Park on their way towards Doune.
Crossing the historic Bridge of Teith, the route continues through Doune and on to Dunblane.
The route then follows the old A9, entering Bridge of Allan, then on to the University of Stirling where runners will complete a circuit of the campus, rejoining Airthrey Road, passing the historic Wallace Monument.
A new part of the course will take in a long, scenic section along Hillfoots Road through Blairlogie, close to Tullibody, before returning to Stirling via the Springkerse area, along the riverside and in to the city centre, finishing on King's Park Road, alongside King's Park.