18 Aug

Stars Sign Up For Great Scottish Run

John Michie

There will be no shortage of celebrities at this year's Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run as a host of famous faces have confirmed they will be taking part in the event which takes place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September. These include Coronation Street actor John Michie, Miss Scotland Nicole Treacy, world junior curling champion Eve Muirhead, Clyde 1 DJs George Bowie and Shebhan Littlejohn, and STV's Rona Dougall, Raman Bhardwaj and Debi Edward. Tony Gately will also be running the race to raise funds in memory of his late brother - Boyzone star Stephen Gately.

Coronation Street and Taggart actor John Michie, said: "This is my first Great Scottish Run and I'd love others to join me in pounding the pavements of Glasgow. It'll be a lot of fun running over the Kingston Bridge and through the streets where so many Taggart scenes were filmed. If you decide you are going to do it and promise you'll finish then you will. My advice is to slow down and soak up the atmosphere at the end of the event and make the most of the experience."

Clyde 1's Shebahn Littlejohn will be running in the half marathon but is also looking forward to the junior races on Saturday 1 September. She said: "Last year's junior races were a real highlight and it was great to see so many young people taking part. I'd urge any other families thinking about joining us to go for it. The new family mile is an achievable challenge for all."

Super Saturday sees the Junior Great Scottish Run move to George Square providing youngsters with the opportunity to experience a real road race. It will also see a fully programmed morning of entertainment, kicking off at 9am with a variety of live music and dance acts. Team GB Olympian Eilish McColgan will be there to kick-start the day's festivities.

On Sunday, her teammates Lee McConnell and Euan Burton will be congratulating finishers at the Bank of Scotland London 2012 Experience. Set within the finish area at Glasgow Green it will bring a flavour of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the Great Scottish Run. Both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torches will be on display and London 2012 mascot Wenlock will be making special appearances throughout the day. He will be joined by a selection of Scotland's finest aspiring athletes who are part of the Bank of Scotland Local Heroes programme and represent the next generation of Scottish sporting talent. There will also be a variety of fun activity stations and the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

For more information on how to enter visit the Run Glasgow website