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Organiser's Description


South By Five returns for 2024

Based on the iconic Glasgow race, The South Side Six, South By Five visits each of the six parks over a 10 week period. A 5km event is held in each park, with runners able to enter single events or the whole series.

5 of the 6 races must be completed to complete the series

The six parks are:

Kings Park – Sunday 3rd November

Linn Park – Sunday 17th November

Rouken Glen – Sunday 1st December

Pollok Park – Sunday 14th December

Bellahouston Park – Sunday 5th January

Queens Park – Sunday 19th January

All races will start at 10.30am

The final race will be followed by a gathering and prize giving at a local bowling club, close to Queens Park.



All races are free to enter. Places are limited so please only sign up if you intend to run. If your circumstances change, please let us know, we're happy to transfer places and may also have a waiting list.

Whilst race entry is free, there will be a mandatory minimum donation to the Acorn Trails Community Fund. This fund enables us to help develop the grassroots of the sport, train coaches and first aiders, donate to local good causes and invest in the trails and parks which enable our routes to be so amazing and fun.
If your circumstances mean you're unable to afford to enter, please contact us directly, discretion ensured!

If you are able we would like to encourage entrants to bring donations to the local foodbank in lieu of an entry fee.



As with all Acorn Trails events there will be various additional options available during the sign-up process. Sx5 merch options will be made available to entrants at a later date.


As per the previous South By Five, we’re staying local with our charity and once again supporting Give A Dog A Bone….and an animal a home.

They help support over 60s to afford a pet rescue companion. Tackling loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal, by removing the financial barriers to an over 60s person adopting a rescue animal.

They are based in Shawlands, less than a mile from Acorn HQ – now that’s supporting local!

Litter Pick

There will be an organised litter pick for each park that the series visits – it’s nice to put something back into the parks we use. Details on times and dates will be made available closer to the time. Acorn Trails conduct regular litter picks – find out more in the “We Care” section of our website



30 Nov 2024 23:00£0.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 01/12/2024

10:30:00 - 11:20:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 150


Alex Osborne