Glasgow Canal Marathon

05 Apr 2020

Glasgow Canal Marathon has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.

Organiser's Description

Sunday 5th April 2020 • Start Time 12 Noon

Due to the postponement of a range of spring marathons, in particular London and Manchester, Through the Line has taken the decision to host a very small and informal marathon alternative.

This race will take place on the Forth and Clyde Canal path and adjoining cycle path. As such it is almost exclusively flat and traffic free. It should be noted however that runners will not have exclusive use of the canal tow path or cycle path.

The route can be viewed via this link;Glasgow Canal Marathon Route 2020 

The course also crosses roads at 3 points in each direction, 6 times in total. Marshalls will be situated at each point however they have no right or remit to stop traffic and will not do so. CROSSING THESE ROADS IS AT THE PARTICIPANTS OWN RISK AND MUST BE CARRIED OUT IN A CAUTIOUS AND SENSIBLE MANNER. NO RACE TIME IS WORTH RISKING A LIFE OVER. Please do listen to the instructions of the marshalls at all times.

This is a no-frills event and the entry price is reflective of that fact. Runners can expect water stations which will include drinks and snacks. Those requiring additional nutrition and hydration are expected to carry this with them. All entry fees will be used exclusively to ensure the costs of the event are covered; primarily medical personnel.

The event will be held on an accurate, officially measured course and will be licenced by Scottish Athletics (licence pending). As such each finisher will receive an official marathon time. Timing will be carried out manually. There is no chip timing.

Qualified medical professionals will be on-hand during and after the event. 



Organised by 'Through the Line Events' under UK Athletics rules.

  • This is a Scottish Athletics permit event.
  • The Glasgow Canal Marathon is open to runners  aged 18 years and over.
  • Race numbers will be provided one hour prior to the race start.
  • Runners may enter the race in Male, Female or Non-binary categories, but no prizes will be awarded.
  • Please note there will be no changing or toilet facilities at the start/finish.


01 Apr 2020£10.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of Scottish Athletics

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

Dates and Status

Date: 05/04/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 50

Places Available: ??



John Murray

07968 271 916


Forth and Clyde Canal, Spiers Wharf, Glasgow, G4 9TG