An incredible 6,500 runners are set to take to the streets for the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon on Sunday (21 May). The countdown has been on ever since organisers The Great Run Company launched the event at the Wallace Monument one year ago.
The race will kick off among the animals at Blair Drummond Safari Park and visits prime locations such as Doune Castle, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane, before finishing up beneath Stirling Castle.
Many of those taking part will be running in their first ever marathon, although a host of big names will also be among the field. Double Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Liz McColgan MBE will be taking part in the main event along with South African and Great British Olympian Zola Budd. Portuguese Olympic gold medallist Rosa Mota will be one of 500 runners enjoying the Great Stirling 5K, which takes place in the city centre on the morning of the marathon.
Large crowds of spectators are expected for what promises to be a packed weekend of racing.
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