Stirling Marathon - Sunday, April 29 2018
New Half-Marathon added to weekend of Running in Stirling
A Half Marathon distance has been added to the Stirling Scottish Marathon when the event returns to the city on Sunday, April 29.
Organisers The Great Run Company have unveiled a new 13.1-mile course to sit alongside the existing marathon, which starts and finishes in the city centre.
The Stirling Scottish Half Marathon will begin near to the marathon start, and will finish alongside King’s Park where runners will also be completing their 26.2 mile journeys.
The two distances will be offered alongside the family-oriented events which will be launched in 2018, establishing a festival of running in the heart of Scotland.
The Stirling Scottish Marathon will welcome the cream of Scottish running with the event incorporating the Scottish Marathon Championships, with the extra 13.1mile distance providing extra choice for Scottish runners.
The half marathon route will incorporate features that are already part of the marathon course, including the brand new section along the Hillfoots Road.
Paul Foster, CEO of The Great RunCompany, said: “We are delighted to be able to launch the Stirling Scottish Half Marathon. An extra distance will offer many more runners the opportunity to run in this beautiful city with its magnificent scenery.
“This will build the event further and we look forward to seeing everyone in April.”
Stirling Council leader, Councillor Scott Farmer, said: “It’s great to see the further development of the Stirling Marathon with this exciting event, which will add to the full marathon and family events that are being planned.
“The half marathon will offer even more people, who perhaps do not want to do the full 26.2 miles, the opportunity to run in our beautiful city and enjoy the incredible support I know our residents and visitors will again show to all of the runners.”
To sign up for either distance, visit greatrun.org/Stirling
For more information, contact Richard Easterbrook 07970818389
Stirling Marathon - Sunday 21 May 2017
Stirling - you were amazing! All the communities, runners, supporters, volunteers and spectators. We couldn't have done it without you. #StirlingMarathon
ZOLA BUDD, right, one of the most recognisable names in Olympic history, competed in the Stirling Scottish Marathon on Sunday 21 May 2017.
She was joined by Scotland's greatest-ever distance runner Liz McColgan, left, who was recently announced as an ambassador for the Great Run British Marathon Series, for the 26.2 mile challenge in the heart of Scotland
Started at Blair Drummond Safari Park, with some of the exotic animals bidding the runners farewell, the course took in the historic Doune Village and the famous Doune Castle, where Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed, headed on through the beautiful towns of Dunblane, home of Wimbledon Winner, Andy Murray and onto the picturesque town of Bridge of Allan and by the Allan river, around Stirling's University, carried on past the famous Wallace Monument to end up under the historic Stirling Castle in city centre of Stirling.
This was a marathon unlike any other, the fast and flat course provided an amazing experience for experienced and first time runners with the beautiful scenery of Stirling.
The marathon, which was supported by Stirling Council in conjunction with the Great Run Company, attracted around 6,500 runners. It started at 09:00, at Blair Drummond Safari Park and finished just off Raploch Road in the City Centre.
The roads used by the run are listed in the table below, for more information please go to http://www.greatrun.org/stirling-scottish-marathon
|START - Blair Drummond Safari Park||East Links Road within Stirling Uni||Albert Place|
|A84||West Link Road||Raploch Road|
|Balkereach Street, Doune||University Road West||Back o Hill Road|
|Main Street, Doune||Airthrey Road, Bridge of Alan||Underpass|
|Ardochbank, Doune||Causewayhead||Laurencroft Road|
|A820||Alloa Road (A907)||Underpass|
|Doune Road, Dunblane||A91||Lovers Walk|
|Springfield Terrace||Forthside Way||Dean Crescent|
|Claredon Pace, Dunblane||Centre Centre Loop||Queenshaugh Drive|
|Stirling Road B8033||Shore Road||Riverside Drive|
|Kierhouse Roundabout||Goosecroft Road||Abbey Road|
|A9||Viewfield Place||Shore Road|
|Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan||Barnton Street||FINISH is located just off Raploch Road|
|Aithrey Road, Bridge of Allan||Murray Place|
|University Road West (southbound)||Dumbarton Road|
See the official Great Run Website for more information.