We are very disappointed to announce that The Southside Six 2017 will not be taking place.
Concerns were raised by Glasgow City Council’s Land & Environmental Services and they currently will not allow an event on public roads without road closures – which for The Southside Six is not an option.
We believe that we provide sufficient measures to prevent inconvenience or danger to the public or runners – and that the evidence of the last 6 years back this up – but this has not been enough to gain the required permissions.
We will continue to discuss the concerns raised with the relevant authorities in the hope that The Southside Six will return again in the future.
We have had a fantastic time over the years, from creating the route in 2010 to becoming one of the most sought after entries in the Scottish race calendar. Although the event is not taking place we are proud that the course is now an established part of many people’s training routines.
We would like to thank everyone who has made The Southside Six a success – the runners, supporters and especially the volunteers who have given up their time every year to be part of a fantastic community event.
As we are now free on the 5th November we might (with some training) run the route ourselves for a change!