OTBT 2023: All you need to know

Are you ready for Off the Beatson Track 2023?

This summer join us at the Riverside Museum for our annual 10k walk, 'Off the Beatson Track'. The last ten years have seen over 14,000 participants walk over 86,800 miles - making it Glasgow's brightest sponsored walk as we turn Glasgow's west end Beatson yellow. This fun-filled 10k walk is fully accessible and perfect for all ages, making it a great day out, full of family entertainment!

Here's all the information you will need to know before the event!

How To Travel To The Event

Travel reminders: 

  • All competitors can travel with 'First Bus' to the event free of charge by entering a unique code on the 'First Bus' app after selecting their chosen ticket. *Please note*- Bus routes do not drop you off directly at the event, however, there are stops located close by (Partick).
  • The nearest train station and subway is Partick station.
  • You can pay to park at the museum which is also outside the LEZ (Glasgow's Low Emission Zone - LEZ (arcgis.com)). This will cost £2.60 for all-day parking which you can purchase from volunteers at the Riverside Carpark entrance. 


What You Will Need 

Preparation reminders: 

  • Although water will be provided at the event, we encourage supporters to bring their own supply as you will need plenty throughout the day. 
  • Please make sure you bring your wristbands for entering the event as this will be your proof of entry and will remind us/you of your wave.
  • Remember your Off the Beatson Track t-shirt, we want this to be our brightest year yet. Feel free to add your own message on the back!


Prepare Your Pets

Pet reminders: 

  • We ask that all pets are kept on leads to ensure a smooth running of the event.
  • Don't forget your pets food and water- they will get hungry over the course of the walk too!
  • Please ensure all waste is collected and disposed of accordingly, we want to keep the route as clean as we can. 

On the walk

  • We ask that everyone takes great care in sticking to the wave which they selected. Due to the high volume of signups, it is essential that all supporters stay within their selected waves to make the event enjoyable for all.
  • During the walk, there is multiple locations where toilets are available for use (including disabled access).
  • There will be refreshments on offer throughout the course of the walk and at the charity village. Some of the locations for refreshments will be the Beatson Café and the halfway point for some much needed ice cream. More to be announced soon! 
  • Entertainment will be provided from start to finish, with a variety of wonderful performers, there will be something for everyone.


Charity Village

This year at our charity village there will be lots of activities and refreshments for all to enjoy.

🐾 We will also be launching our Ambassadog competition at our dogs corner. Make sure to come and visit us and enter on the day - we can't wait to meet your pawfect pups!

Here is a sneak peak into some of what have at our 10th anniversary village: 

  • The Beatson bus is coming! See our big yellow bus at the event and learn about our services here at the Beatson
  • Codonas Fairground Rides
  • Water fountain & refill stations
  • Food trucks
  • Face painting & glitter 
  • A wonderful selection of ice cream
  • A highly trained bubbleologist 
  • Performers located on The Malcolm truck
  • Hockey activity with Scottish Hockey
  • A silent disco
  • First aid will be available both on the walk and at the charity village
  • Recycling station- Wheely Good Ads will be providing a large recycling bin which we encourage all supporters to use to make our event as eco-friendly as possible
  • AND MORE to be announced in the run up to the event!!!