5k runs in Glasgow

13 May, 2018 | News

Whether your training for a race, completing the NHS Couch to 5K, or out for a leisurely run, we’ve got you covered with these 5k runs in Glasgow. In no particular order:


  • Squiggly Bridge to Science Centre loop
  • Glasgow Green
  • Rouken Glen
  • Hogganfield Park and Lethamhill Golf Course
  • Kelvingrove Park and Art Gallery

This city centre route starts at the Squiggly Bridge on the River Clyde and runs along the Clyde Walkway towards the Hydro. Cross over the Millenium Bridge to the Science Centre and run back via the Squinty Bridge. View route

This 5k running route in Glasgow Green covers the whole of Glasgow’s oldest park. Start at the McLennan Arch, run alongside the River Clyde and come back via the People’s Palace and Doulton Fountain. View route

Our 5k run in Rouken Glen consists of two laps round the park. The southside running route next to Thornliebank, Giffnock and Newton Mearns starts at the pavilion and runs past the skate park, round the boating pond and past the walled garden. View route

Hogganfield Park is in the North East of Glasgow. This route runs around Hogganfield Loch and Lethamhill Golf Course. It’s a flat route and as the park is a local nature reserve, be on the lookout for wildlife as well stray golf balls. View route

Run 5k in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow’s west end. Take in the sights of the University of Glasgow, the impressive Art Gallery and Museum, and enjoy running in this popular spot. This running route covers a good portion of the park and gives great views over the city from its highest vantage points. View route

We hope you enjoy these running routes which offer an alternative to the Glasgow parkruns. Let us know what you think of them in the comments below or give us a tweet. For more runs up to 10k, take a look at our short routes, and why not submit your own.