Liz McColgan launches the Scottish Half Marathon

Inaugural Scottish Half Marathon launched by McColgan

Liz McColgan today launched the first Scottish Half Marathon.

The former half marathon world champion officially marked the opening of entries for the event that is expected to become an exciting addition to the running calendar.

Scottish Half Marathon

Thousands of runners are expected to sign up for the inaugural Scottish Half Marathon which is set to take place on Saturday September 6, 2014. It will be an impressive addition to an unforgettable year of sport for Scotland.

McColgan, who once held the world record for the half marathon, said the Scottish Half Marathon promises to offer one of the fastest races in the UK and showcase the amazing East Lothian scenery, including the golf coast which offers some of the finest courses in the country.

Runners are expected to raise thousands of pounds for charity at the event which has Cancer Research UK as its Official Charity.

Entries open at noon on Monday 9 September, 2013, for the Scottish Half Marathon which will take place on Saturday 6 September, 2014, at 11am. An early bird discounted entry price is available until midnight on September 30, 2013.