Great Scottish Run – Half Marathon

Just 15,000 runners and experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest running event whilst making a difference to people’s lives affected by poor mental health. What are you waiting for? Sign up to join #TeamMHUK today.

The Course

Are you ready for a 13.1 mile challenge? Running a half marathon requires a good level of fitness and a dedication to training leading up to the race. However the rewards are well worth it when you cross the finish line in Scotland’s biggest city.

During the course you’ll pass by the city’s most famous landmarks including Nelson’s Monument, the Clyde Arc and the Finnieston Crane.

  • Starting in George Square in the heart of the city centre. Runners cross the Clyde twice using the Kingston Bridge and Clyde Arc.
  • From the city centre streets to the peace of Pollok Park – every mile is different.
  • Aqua Pura will be available at regular points along the route. There will also be a run-through shower around 8 miles.
  • Entertainment along the route will include bagpipers, drumming bands, live music, charity cheering points and our ‘Wall of Sound’ zones.

Click here to for a downloadable version of the course map from the Great Scottish Run website.

Once you’ve registered our friendly fundraising team will be in touch to support you on your fundraising journey. You can expect:

  • Free fundraising toolkit with tips and ideas to push you to the finish line
  • Branded merchandise to help you with your fundraising
  • Mental Health UK t-shirt so you can proudly represent us at your event
  • Regular email updates with all the information you’ll need
  • A friendly team to support you all the way

Top tip for reaching your fundraising target.

Organise a fundraising event at work or with friends as soon as you join #TeamMHUK. Fundraising for #TeamMHUK is a reason to do something fun. It could be a cheese and wine night, a film screening at your house or a BBQ where people make a donation to come along. Run a raffle, or a sweepstake during the event and you will be surprised at just how much you can raise.

Remember that whatever money you raise will really make a difference to our work and people’s lives.

If you’ve already signed up to run the Great Scottish Run but paid your entrance fee directly to the event organisers you can still run and raise money for us. We’d love you to join #TeamMHUK as an Own Place Runner. You’ll get all the same benefits as a Charity Place Runner, but you won’t have a minimum fundraising target.

To sign up as an Own Place Runner you must have already received your place and paid your entry fee directly to the event organiser.

Email us to sign up as an Own Place Runner

The positive impact the group has had on me is huge. I don’t feel so isolated any more. If the support had not been available I would still be facing depression and loneliness, unable to look after myself and over-thinking things.

Amita, Rethink Mental Illness support group member

Raise money and have fun!

Read what some of our fundraisers have to say.

"I enjoyed seeing my fundraising increase on a weekly basis, the events that I organised pushed me out of my comfort zone, I talked to people about Mental Health in a way that I would never have done otherwise."

Louise Greenwood,
Lloyds Banking Group

"I was totally elated when I crossed the line and so glad I’d given it a go!"

Helen Taylor

"Mental Health UK was a friendly partner to have. I received lots of motivational encouragement via email which maybe doesn’t sound like much but knowing people are rooting for you really helps"

Richard Gray

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Contact us

If you have questions about any of our events or fundraising please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly events team are happy to help!


What will my money go towards?

The money you raise makes a real impact on people’s lives. here are some of the things we spend event fundraising on.

Support groups

Our support groups can be a lifeline for those experiencing mental health problems.

Advice

Providing practical advice to help people better understand and manage their mental health.

Information

Creating easy-to-understand educational resources about mental health.