Wednesday 11th October 2023

Athletics Opening Match

Emirates Arena, 1000 London Rd, Glasgow, G40 3HG

The Scottish Student Athletics Opening Match is the first in the calendar for this coming year! This is a great opportunity to stretch your legs an encourage any newbies in the club to experience a relaxed, competitive environment.

We are seeking volunteers to support the event, so please sign up if you are able to support even for just an hour at a time.

Venue: Emirates Arena, 1000 London Rd, Glasgow, G40 3HG

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023

Declarations and Timetable: Declarations opens at 10am. Please register no later than 1 hour before your event. A provisional timetable can be found HERE. Please note the timetable may be subject to change once entries close

Eligibility: Any student currently matriculated at a Scottish University or College is eligible to enter via the Student Entry forms. Anyone who is not a current student (Alumni, club-runner etc.) will be asked to enter as a ‘Guest’ – subject to space – and will be asked to pay a higher fee as per our Eligibility and Entry Guidelines document and Event Terms and Conditions

Entries: Entries are now live on the SSS Playwaze system. Please see our ‘How To Guide‘ for how to use the system. Each individual needs to process their own entries

Entry Deadline: Midnight on Wednesday 27th September 2023. No late entries will be accepted

Payments: If you/your athletes clicked ‘Defer Payment’ upon entering, the Sports Union of the relevant institution will be invoiced for their fees

Refunds will not be provided if you withdraw after the deadline, as per our Terms and Conditions.

Pre-Event Information: Please stay tuned

Please note medals will not be awarded as this is a fun opener to the season.

Spectators: Please note that there is limited seating available in the stand so spectators may need to watch from beside the track

Volunteers: We would love to receive support in the running of the event! Please click HERE to sign up

Feedback: We appreciate all feedback on our events, so please take 2 minutes to complete this survey after the event and let us know what you thought! It helps us keep improving the competitions

Stay In Touch! Please join the Scottish Student Athletics Facebook Page HERE, follow on Twitter HERE or head over to Instagram HERE to stay connected, using the hashtag #ScotStuAthletics!

Contact: All enquiries regarding this event should be sent to our Scottish Student Athletics Chair, Kirsten Mullen, on

This event is licenced by scottishathletics