S x 5


South By Five is a series of six 5k races inspired by the iconic Southside Six race. That 16-mile race visited King’s Park, Linn Park, Rouken Glen, Pollok Park, Bellahouston Park and Queen’s Park.

South By Five will host a 5k event in each of the six parks. The series offers a good selection of multi-terrain surfaces, and some original Southside Six race features

KIT 4 KENYA (in association with Colin Thomas and Migo Sports)


We will have a collection of your preloved gear (shorts, tees, trackies and shoes that are in decent condition please) at registration – if you could tie the shoes together with the laces and put a note inside them confirming the size that would help the grateful recipients to sort these easily.


Time: Sunday 2nd February, 10:30am  – NOTE START TIME

From: Bellahouston Park, Nithsdale Road entrance (What3Words ref ///ears.goats.boil)


This is a residencial driveway. Use of this area jeopardises the future of the series.

Registration: From 09:45am until 10.15am at the start area

Race brief: 10:20am at start line

Timing: Electronic timing from ProTay

Numbers: Allocated on arrival. Race series numbers are to be returned to race control at the finish. They will be re-issued at each event.


Run on the park’s paths (no muddy trails!), these can be slippery in places with water run-off, and autumn leaves. There are steps, famous steps – but only once!. Road shoes are best for this event. Whilst I’m not allowed to use the grassed area, I have found a couple of undulations!

The route one small clockwise loop, followed by two large anti-clockwise, before a fast down hill finish.

Bx5 route


The course will be marked but we cannot vouch for numpties tampering with the markings, or fuds who can’t follow directions!

There will be marshals dotted at key points, wearing hi-vis vests because they are heroes! Listen to them, follow their instructions, say “hi” and say “thanks” – they are all volunteers there for your benefit.

If, in the unfortunate event, you need to drop out please (if able) return to race control. No-where on the course is too far away from the start/finish. If you are unable to return to race control – inform the next passing runner and/or nearest marshal immediately.

First aid will be provided by Ambulance Scotland and will be present on the course.


There is no water stop on the course. Water will be available at the finish. In an effort to reduce plastic waste, the water will be supplied from expandable water carriers. Please bring your own bottle/cup


Timing for the event is electronic and provided by ProTay Timing & Events. Provisional results will be available after the race. Once verified they will be published to Scottish Athletics and other relevant results services.

There are no prizes for the individual events. Individual event entrants will be offered goodies and a race memento at the finish. Series runners will be offered their mementos on 16th February. We say “offered” not “given” – if you don’t want it, don’t take it! Let’s not waste stuff!

Series prize giving will take place in Queen’s Park Bowling Club following the final race on February 16th. There will be hot soup and roll available for participants of the QP race. Everyone else can make a donation to the club for theirs! Series prizes will be based on your best 5 race positions from the 6 races – if you miss a race no worries!


Toilets in the Leisure Centre. Please arrive ready to run. We shouldn’t really need to say this but…… PLEASE DO NOT USE THE PARK AS A TOILET!


There are numerous local bus routes which serve the park. Check the operator websites for details.

Nearest train station to Bellahouston Park is Dumbreck, which is only a short jog from the park.

There is public parking around the perimeter of the park, including the leisure centre. This may be limited to users only. Check signage.

Bags/jackets can be left at the registration at your own risk.

Previous results: South By Five

RULES – short and sweet:

1. Respect the marshals. They give their time so you can run!
2. Always follow the marshal’s instructions, especially at road crossings. Failure to do so could result in being disqualified
3. Running under a false name/number will result in immediate disqualification from this and all future races. If you are also a member of a running club or SAL, we reserve the right to inform them too.
4. Don’t litter. Anyone caught littering will be banned from future races and disqualified on the day.
5. The park is shared with others. Respect them and they will respect you. Smile, say hello and remember you are doing something great!
6. No dogs. The race is under SAL permit

Happy Running!
Team TRB
Sx5 queries to: southbyfive@gmail.com