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Early Bird Entry for GSR to Close

18/06/2012
​Would be runners and keep fit fanatics have until Friday 22 June to take advantage of discounted entry prices for the 2012 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run – the largest mass participation sporting event in the country.
Thousands of people from across the world, from first-time runners to elite athletes have already signed up for the challenge and organisers are urging people to play their part in Scotland's biggest running festival.
The Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run combines the half marathon and 10k senior races, which take place on Sunday 2 September 2012, with the Junior Mile, Family Mile, Toddler Dash and Elite Mile for Juniors taking place on Saturday 1 September.  The much-loved senior road races, which start at the City’s George Square and is the only time the public are given the opportunity to run across the Kingston Bridge, is certain to excite the usual mix of elite athletes, first-time entrants and those running to raise money for a charity close to their heart.
Race weekend is just over two months away but participants who take advantage of the early bird offer will receive discounted rates starting from £25 for the half marathon and £20 for the 10k providing an extra incentive for those taking part.
Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life said: “The Great Scottish Run is Scotland’s biggest mass participation event and, with these new events for Juniors and families, it offers everyone who takes part the chance to go through parts of Glasgow which aren’t normally open to runners. If you have already run the race before or are considering taking part for the first time, time is running out to get your entry in before the discounted early rate closes.”
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Notes to editors
• The Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run is organised by Glasgow Life, on behalf of Glasgow City Council. 
• A number of improvements have been made by organisers Glasgow Life for the 2012 event including the option for Early Bird registrations to upgrade to a new super lightweight technical t-shirt that will help keep runners cool in training and on race day.
• The race was launched in 1982 and since then around 375,000 people have taken part in its various forms.
• On average runners raise £1.5million for charity each year.
• Bank of Scotland is a long-standing supporter of sports and arts in Scotland. Through its sponsorship we aim to support emerging talent across Scotland. Bank of Scotland currently has partnerships with a wide range of Scottish sporting and cultural bodies including Imaginate, the Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Great Scottish Run. As part of the Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of Scotland is a Proud Partner for Scotland for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The mission is to inspire and support young people, colleagues, communities and businesses across Scotland all the way through to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond, through cultural and sporting activities. 
• Early bird discount rates starting from £25 for the half marathon and £20 for the 10k are available till Friday 22 June.
Scottish Athletics members will receive a £2 discount on all entry rates. Young Scot and Glasgow Kidz Card members will receive 50% discount on entry to the junior races (9 – 17 year-olds).
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