21st May 2017
£55 inc VAT.
21/05/2017 9:00 am
21/05/2017 12:00 pm
Run through the heart of Scotland and run through history! Better still, be part of history by taking part in the inaugural Stirling Scottish Marathon.
Event date? Sunday 21 May 2017.
What time of day will it start? Provisional start time of 09.30.
When do entries close? Entries will close on the 17th January 2017
What is the route? Starts in the famous Blair Drummond Safari Park with you running past the elephants and giraffes! Once you leave the park, you will be blown away by the beautiful Stirlingshire landscape before you enter the historic village of Doune. Next, you go on through the bonnie villages of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, World No. 1, Andy Murray’s hometown! Then on through the stunning grounds of University of Stirling, where the University will be out in force to support before running past the iconic Wallace Monument. Last but far from least on through Stirling town where you get to enjoy the city’s support on a fantastic loop packed with supporters before finishing right in front of the famous Stirling Castle.
What is the entry fee? £55 including VAT.
Will there be travel to and from the start? There will be a shuttle bus service from a number of locations around Stirling which will transport runners to the start area at Blair Drummond Safari Park. We will confirm exact details as soon as we can. Please note that the shuttle bus service will be included within the entry price, but will be for runners only. Due to traffic management and for logistical reasons, spectators will not be permitted at the start area within Blair Drummond Safari Park.
What is the minimum age to take part? 18 on day of event.
Will there be drinks stations on the route? Yes, there will be numerous water and isotonic drinks stations.
Will there be entertainment on the route? Yes, the route will include a number of different bands, charity cheer points, musical entertainment and of course thousands of supporters along the route.
Will there be elite runners? Yes there will be an elite field but we welcome participants of all abilities.
Will it be chip timed? Yes it will. From gun to tape with several other timing points.
Can my supporters know where I am on the course? Yes the free Great Run app from the app store allows all friends and family to follow you around the course!
Will there be other distances? Yes there will be a family mile and a 5k run. More details to follow.
What will finishers receive? All finishers will receive a bespoke technical tee shirt, a brilliant medal and lots of goodies in the finishers pack. Plus of course the feeling of elation of having completed the Stirling Scottish Marathon!
This will be a unique marathon experience unlike any other and is one NOT to be missed!
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