15,000 Runners, Major Corporate Partners, Extensive TV Coverage
The Great Run Company is the UK’s largest mass participation sport business. Over 250,000 people participate in their concepts across 8 major UK cities and traffic management is considered to be a vital organisational component of every event.
Category: Event Management | Client: Great Scottish Run | Location: Glasgow, Scotland
The primary challenge is to ensure the safety of 15000 participants while keeping major traffic flows moving where possible. As well as several major road closures in the city centre and beyond and the wishes of multiple stakeholders to consider, Coneworx had an important event management and issue resolution role to play to ensure the event ran on schedule and any issues during the run were dealt with quickly and efficiently.
Coneworx worked closely with the emergency services, Glasgow City Council and Transport Scotland to create a detailed installation and removal plan. In addition Coneworx provided a large number of operatives to aid event management and two senior staff to help monitor city wide CCTV and react appropriately to any issues during the event. While some disruption to traffic is inevitable during an event of this size, Coneworx’ detailed plan minimised any problems and ensured roads reopened on schedule.