The inaugural Stirling Scottish Marathon features running royalty as thousands of runners prepare to take on the 26 mile course set in the spectacular and historic setting of Stirlingshire. Spectating is free on the course.
Scottish running legend and former 10,000m world and Commonwealth champion Liz McColgan joins former 5,000m world record-holder Zola Budd in a 6,500-strong field of runners, to add some Olympic stardust to the women’s race. Also in action is Andrew Lemoncello who returns to his homeland to take part in the men’s race. The Stirling University graduate, from Fife, now lives and trains in America and will be looking to put the disappointment of missing out on qualifying for the British team for this summer’s World Championships behind him with a strong performance.
The best place to watch the runners is on the final section of the course that includes two laps of the city of Stirling and the castle before the athletes race over the finish line in City Park. A map of the finish area and the course map in full can be viewed here.
Spectating at the Stirling Scottish Marathon is free on the course.