It is with great disappointment that Classic Run Events Ltd, the organisers of the Stirling Scottish Marathon weekend, together with Stirling Council, announce the cancellation of the events scheduled to take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2022.
The number of entries generated for the events has been severely reduced by the global pandemic, with the events being postponed in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid restrictions. The reduced number of entries has had a detrimental effect on the viability of the events and the resources available to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. The organisers are committed to providing a full refund for all entrants. In order to receive a refund a full refund please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your registration ID and event.
Race Director, Luke Traynor says “ I know all runners and charities entered for the event will be as disappointed as I am about this decision, and for that we apologise, but above everything else the safety and welfare of our runners is paramount. We hope your training and fundraising events will not go to waste as there are several other well established marathons and half marathons in Scotland to sign up to in 2022.”
Stirling Marathon Postponement 2021
It is with enormous disappointment that the Classic Run Events Team announce the postponement of the 2021 Stirling Scottish Marathon. This decision comes after close consultation and collaboration with the events team at Stirling Council.
All entries have been moved to the new date of May 15th 2022. If you are unable to take part on this new date there are two options available:
Defer: You can defer your entry for free to the Stirling Scottish Marathon 2023
Transfer: You may contact us prior to 15th April 2022 to transfer your entry to another friend or family member. Any transfer will be made by us re-registering the entry in the name of the alternative runner who will be required to accept the terms and conditions of entry prior to transfer being completed.
Refund Deadline - 31st May 2020
The deadline to receive full refunds on Stirling Scottish Marathon places from October 2020 is approaching. We are working hard to ensure all current submissions are being processed as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
The Classic Run Team
The Stirling Scottish Marathon - Important Announcement
I hope you and your family are keeping well during these very difficult days. We are writing to update you on the status of the Stirling Scottish Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on the weekend of October 10th and 11th this year.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, after very careful consideration, we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s event. The event is being moved to the weekend of May 8th and 9th 2021, with the marathon taking place on Sunday the 9th of May. During the lockdown period we have been closely monitoring all advice and guidelines being given by the Scottish Government. In assessing all current available information it is our view that there is a very high risk that social distancing restrictions for mass gatherings will extend into the summer and autumn months. If this is the case it will severely impact our ability to organise and deliver the world class marathon that we promised. All of our team are bitterly disappointed having to make this decision but the welfare of our runners, colleagues, volunteers and suppliers is paramount. Given the risk we decided an early decision would be in the best interests of all runners as many have already made travel and accommodation arrangements for the weekend in October.
All entries for the October 10th and 11th dates will be deferred to the new dates in May 2021. While we hope you will join us in 2021 and support the re-arranged event, plus all the charities involved, any runner unable to take part on the new date can request a refund. We would like to thank our charity partners, sponsors, Stirling Council and all our key stakeholders for their understanding and support on this matter.
We appreciate that you have been training hard in readiness for the Stirling Marathon weekend but we look forward to seeing you, and many new participants, on the start line next spring when the world will undoubtedly be a safer place. Entries for the 2021 event are now open.
Stay safe and healthy.
With our very best wishes to you and your family.
The Classic Run Events Team
Capital FM Partnership
Stirling Scottish Marathon Announce Decathlon Partnership
Decathlon sign up for Stirling Scottish Marathon
Decathlon Sports, the global sports retailer, is to become the “Official Sports Retail Partner” for the newly relaunched Stirling Scottish Marathon. The partnership will involve promotions at Decathlon superstores in Scotland, located in Glasgow and Edinburgh, together with a range of digital and social media initiatives. There will also be brand activation on the weekend itself. The marathon which takes place on the weekend of October 10th & 11th forms the centrepiece of a festival of running across the two days. On Saturday 10th October there is a 5km event , a 3km Junior Run plus a free to enter Family Mile. The marathon takes place on Sunday October 11th alongside the Stirling Scottish Half Marathon.
Luke Traynor, Event Manager for Classic Run Events said “ Decathlon reach out and support all the local communities they serve to promote participation in sport which totally fits the ethos of the Stirling Scottish Marathon. We are pleased to welcome them to the Stirling Scottish Marathon family of partners”
Ben Hatton, Scotland Manager for Decathlon commented: “We’re delighted to be the ‘Official Sports Retail Partner” for the Stirling Scottish Marathon weekend and look forward to welcoming thousands of runners and Decathlon customers to Stirling in October for what is looking to be a great weekend of fitness and fun for all the family. At Decathlon we are obsessed with helping people in Scotland get active through sport, so the partnership with Stirling Marathon weekend is a fantastic opportunity.”
For further information and entry details go to:www.thestirlingmarathon.co.uk