Glasgow Green is the starting point for the free Athletics (Marathon), Cycling (Road Race) and Cycling (Time Trial) events. Located close to the city centre, the Green has witnessed centuries of history and is the oldest public park in Britain.
The north part of the Green, by the People’s Palace, will become one of three Glasgow 2014 Festival hubs during Games Time. Here spectators can watch the day’s highlights on a big screen, celebrate with other fans and enjoy entertainment. A short walk through this area will bring spectators to the Start / Finish line for each road event. From Glasgow Green, the Athletics (Marathon) route runs south-west to Pollok Park; the Cycling (Road Race) route north-west to Byres Road; and the Cycling (Time Trial) route north-east out of the city and through the surrounding countryside.
Spectators can watch the road events from any point along the courses. Dedicated crossing points will be in place at intervals along the routes.