Every place in the first-ever Simplyhealth Great Stirling Castle Run has been filled, boosting the city’s bid to get people active on a world-class day of athletics this Saturday (Jan 12).

The mass participation event will see 1,600 runners take on an exciting multi-terrain course past some of Stirling’s most iconic landmarks.

Along the unique 7km route will be sights like the scenic King’s Knot, the Beheading Stone, Heritage Trail Wood Carvings and Stirling Castle, with the finish line in Kings Park.

It will form part of a day of top sporting action in Stirling, culminating in the elite Simplyhealth Great XCountry event, which will be screened live to a UK and global audience on BBC 1.

And the Great Stirling Castle Run is not the only way Stirling Council, working with the Great Run Company and Active Stirling, has ensured there will also be an opportunity at the event for residents to improve their health and well-being through physical activity.

In the event village at Kings Park, families and young people can also get involved, with Active Stirling running a mini version of the cross country race, where participants can go head-to-head over a fun two-lane course.

Inspiration to get active will come from watching the world’s top athletes, including Scottish star Laura Muir, battle it out across the challenging terrain of Kings Park as Great Britain & N.I. take on Europe and the USA in a thrilling team competition.

The Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry is free to spectate and is also shown live on BBC One from 13:15 on Saturday 12 January.

For more information visit greatrun.org/xcountry

As the build-up continues to this exciting event in Stirling, we will sharing more news and information over the coming days. Stay tuned!

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