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  

The Course

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.


Marathon MapThis 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

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
The roads will be reopened in a structured manner, following the last runners in the event. Event infrastructure will be removed and the roads cleaned ahead of them re-opening.

See the official Great Run Website for more information.

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