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Glas-go! Good luck to everyone on the Great Scottish Run

Glas-go! Good luck to everyone on the Great Scottish Run

Scotland's biggest running weekend ever is about to get underway.

More than 30,000 runners will take part in the Great Scottish Run as Glasgow prepares to welcome thousands of people from across the country to the starting line.

Many will be running for more than just themselves as they undertake the challenging route for various charities and in tribute to loved ones.

So if you want to show your support and cheer them on, the starting line is at George Square with the finishing line drawn at Glasgow Green - but the route has some key points where bystanders can gather, including Bellahouston Park and along the Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge).

The event kicks off on Saturday with the Great Scottish Junior Run over 2.5km at 10am, followed by the Great Scottish Family Dash which is done in two waves at 11am and 12am and finally the Toddler Dash over 100m, at 12.50pm.

On Sunday the 10k gets underway with the elite wheelchair race at 9.40am and the starter’s gun on the big half marathon firing at 11.30am - with the first person across the line expected approximately an hour later.

There will also be bagpipers, bands and a live Great Wall Of Support for people to digitally cheer on the runners.

Good luck to everyone taking part! And if you want to share your photos from the day in our STV supporters gallery, you can send them in by email.

Here are some motivational quotes from the world's elite runners to see you to the finish line.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

-Steve Prefontaine
Legendary long-distance runner who held seven American track records

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"Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance - you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations, or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet."

-Doris Brown Heritage
First woman to run sub 5-minute indoor mile

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"There will be days when I don't know if I can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime knowing that I have."

-Unknown

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"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."

-Doug Larson
British gold-medalist runner

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"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call upon your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic."

-Professor Tim Noakes
Runner in more than 70 marathon and ultra-distance events

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"We all have dreams, in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."

-Jessie Owens
Olympic gold-medalist runner

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