You could join the Ethiopian long distance great as he crosses the 10km start line in his final competitive race

Organisers of the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run are giving runners the chance to start the 10km event with Haile Gebrselassie as the Ethiopian long distance great takes on his last competitive race.

Gebrselassie has said it will be “quite an emotional day” as he bids farewell to competitive running in Glasgow on October 4 and race organisers are holding a competition searching for 10 people to join the 42-year-old on the 10km start line.

If you would like to meet Gebrselassie and start the event with him, all you have to do is tell The Great Run Company what question you would most like to ask the man himself.

Perhaps about his win at the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in 2013, or maybe you’d ask him for some expert training tips?

Whatever your burning question would be, they want to hear it!

Email your question, along with your full name, age and hometown, to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday September 25, 2015, to be in with a chance of winning this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Terms and conditions:

Entries must be received by 5pm on September 25. No late entries will be permitted.

Entrants must have registered for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10km to be eligible. Entry is available at

The 10 winners will be notified by email by Wednesday September 30 ahead of the public announcement on Thursday October 1.

Winners must be available from 08:45 on Sunday October 4 and be willing to have their pictures taken for media and marketing purposes.

The winning 10 runners will all start the 10km with Gebrselassie at 09:45. Whether you can keep up is another matter…!

Prize includes:

• Pre-run meet and greet with Gebrselassie
• Group and individual pictures taken by the official race photographer
• Official “I ran with Haile!” t-shirt and signed Haile run number
• The chance to cross the start line with the greatest distance runner of all time