Simplyheath Great Stirling Run
The Simplyheath Great Stirling Run is coming in spring, with spectacular half-marathon and full marathon events on offer on April 28.
Following the success of Stirling’s inaugural marathon in 2017, the second staging of the event took on an added dimension, with a remodelled course and the introduction of a 13.1-mile option.
The Great Stirling Run marathon course starts and finishes in the centre of Stirling, the Gateway to the Highlands. Runners make their way into the Stirlingshire countryside, past the Blair Drummond Safari Park, through Doune, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, before completing a circuit of the University of Stirling’s campus in the shadow of the historic Wallace Monument.
The course then features the stunning scenery of Clackmannanshire – also featured in the half-marathon – as you enter Blairlogie, beneath the imposing cliffs of Dumyat, then back towards Stirling itself, passing through the city centre where thousands of spectators come to cheer on the runners, before finishing in Kings Park, in full view of the magnificent Stirling Castle.