15 Aug

Family Fun At Great Scottish Run

A brightly dressed runner at the Great Scottish Run half marathon.

With only two weeks left until registration closes for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, organisers are encouraging runners of all ages to enter this year's event which will be fully inclusive for the first time. The introduction of a family mile, which is open to anyone, and Scotland's first free toddler dash has helped increase entries to the country's largest mass participation running event.

Scottish Olympians' recent medal haul also seems to have inspired the nation to get involved, with hundreds of people signing up throughout the duration of London 2012. Around 17,000 runners have already registered and over 500 people of all ages will become medalists this summer at the Family Mile, while the Toddler Dash will see over 300 Scottish toddlers parading their medals on completing the race. Organisers Glasgow Life have been impressed with the demand for entry and have responded by arranging three additional kids-only races to accommodate all those keen to take part.

There are six races in total with Super Saturday combining the 1 mile and 3k junior races (9 to 17-year-olds) with the new family mile and toddler dash on 1 September. Sunday sees the senior races offering runners the 10K and half marathon options.

Entry to the half marathon and 10k senior races costs £29 and £24. Entry to the mile and 3k junior races costs £3, and entry to the family mile is £12 per family of five. The toddler dash is free but pre-registration is required. Runners have until noon on Tuesday 28 August to register online at the event website.