A POPULAR running event has been cancelled this year due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19.

The Great Scottish Run was due to take place in Glasgow on Sunday, October 3.

Chief Executive Paul Foster said, “Unfortunately, we will not be able to stage the Great Scottish Run as planned in October.

“Currently, Level 0 guidance means events of the scale of the Great Scottish Run would be logistically unworkable.”

“Although we do not anticipate Level 0 being in place in October, the timelines for planning and marketing the event demand much more certainty around timelines and future guidance than we currently have.

"As no cancellation insurance is currently available for large scale events, we have to make a judgement based on the information we have right now and the potential risk of having to make significant changes, or even cancelling in the future.”

“We’re sorry that this means some runners will be disappointed but everyone who has already purchased a place in the event will be automatically rolled over to 2022, anyone who can’t make the 2022 date can apply for a refund.”