Runners at this year’s Great Women’s Run will have the unique option of choosing a starting wave based not on their running ability but on their musical taste. The event on 5 June will also feature a new course, starting and finishing on Kelvin Walkway.
Organisers said of the new musical waves: “What better way to get the party started than picking your own musical wave so that you enjoy a motivational pre-event warm up to your favourite tracks! Singing at the top of your lungs, dancing, fancy dress and lots of selfie-taking are all highly encouraged!”
The waves are as follows:
Wave 1 – Time Focus (Challenger)
This wave is for those whose main aim is to get a good time and is ideal for regular and club runners.
Wave 2 – ‘80s music
The ‘80s wave will include classics from Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston that will go well for any runners wearing lycra!
Wave 3 – ‘90s music
Featuring tracks from the Spice Girls, and pop princess Britney Spears, the ‘90s wave will have you shouting ‘girl power’ before tackling the 10k.
Wave 4 – Now music (noughties and now)
If you’re after something a little more contemporary the Now music wave includes number ones from Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift not to mention a few tracks from Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.
The route will take in notable Glasgow landmarks, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow University, the Riverside Museum, and the SSE hydro.
For more information, visit the event website.