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Organisers release new route for Stirling Marathon

The “new and improved” route for the 2018 Stirling Scottish Marathon has been unveiled by organisers.

New sections of the 26.2 mile course will take runners along Hillfoots Road through Blairlogie.

The race will begin near Stirling Castle and finish alongside the city’s King’s Park.

It was announced last month that the marathon would return next year, on Sunday 29th April.

Great Run Company chief executive Paul Foster said, “We were delighted with the response to the first-ever Stirling Scottish Marathon and we are excited to return to the heart of Scotland next year, with an improved course.

“This event managed to capture the imagination of the running community in Scotland and we’re looking forward to next year’s marathon.”

Stirling Council leader Scott Farmer, said, “Stirling Council is delighted to once again host the Stirling Marathon in 2018 after the fantastic success of this year’s inaugural event.

“The marathon proved to be hugely successful, helping to attract a large number of visitors to the region and promoting Stirling to an international audience.

“It was wonderful to see the way that local communities embraced the event, with crowds lining the course to support the runners.

“The route is truly stunning, taking in rural villages, the iconic Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, providing a fantastic experience for runners of all abilities.

“We are well on course to achieve the ambition for the Stirling Scottish Marathon to become the leading marathon in Scotland by 2019 and look forward to the continued support of local communities in achieving this.”

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