3k on the Green is a fast, flat race held in Glasgow Green on the last Friday of every month. Affectionately known as ‘the best wee race in Scotland’, it is a bit of an institution round these parts, popular with runners of all abilities and is a great reason for getting out of the office at lunchtime. View the race website to find out how you can sign up and take part. There is a very small entry fee with all proceeds going to charity.
Starting off from the McLennan Arch, runners follow the path alongside the River Clyde passing the Clyde Amatuer Rowing Club Boathouse, St Andrews Suspension Bridge then Glasgow University Boat Club Boathouse. The facilties are well used so there’s a good chance you’ll see some water activity, although occasionally you might have to share the wide path with some vehicles.
After just over 1.5km you take a sharp u-turn to your right onto the more uneven path and run back the way you came. The route finishes at the Clyde Boathouse. A great challenging wee race to see how long you can hold that lung bursting pace for.