Stirling Marathon - Sunday 21 May 2017
ZOLA BUDD, one of the most recognisable names in Olympic history, is to compete in the Stirling Scottish Marathon on Sunday 21 May 2017.
She will be joined by Scotland's greatest-ever distance runner Liz McColgan, 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
Starting at Blair Drummond Safari Park, with some of the exotic animals to bid your farewell, the course takes in the historic Doune Village and the famous Doune Castle, where Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed, heading on through 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, carrying on past the famous Wallace Monument to end up under the historic Stirling Castle in city centre of Stirling.
This will be a marathon unlike any other, the fast and flat course will provide an amazing experience for experienced and first time runners with the beautiful scenery of Stirling to take in.
Download the map and for more information on the course see the official Great Run Website and enter today #COMEHOMETORUN.
Stirling is hosting this, the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon on May 21st 2017.
The marathon, which is being supported by Stirling Council in conjunction with the Great Run Company, is expected to attract around 6,500 runners. It will start at 09:00, at Blair Drummond Safari Park and finish just off Raploch Road in the City Centre. A map of the route is available - click on the image on the right.
Before and during the run it will be necessary to implement a number of road closures along the route between 05:00 and 17:30, which will be phased, with closures running from 05:00 – 09:45; and re-openings between 11:00 – 17:30 (please note that these times are approximate and emergency vehicles will have access at all times).
The roads used by the run are listed in the table below, and organisers are requesting that motorists please ensure that cars are not parked on the route, and runners would be very grateful if cars can be parked in the closest side street. If you need more detailed information relating to specific times and roads, please go to http://www.greatrun.org/stirling-scottish-marathon
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.