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Great Edinburgh Run

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Great Edinburgh Run and Family Events!

Next year's 10 mile event will take place on Sunday 23 April and is NOW OPEN!

Find out how you did by checking your results here >

Well done, we hope those legs aren't too sore!

The Course

The 10 mile route gives runners the perfect sight-seeing tour of Edinburgh and skirts past some of the must-see attractions in Scotland.

Starting and finishing in Holyrood Park runners will see a number of the city's famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby, Scott Monument and the beautiful Arthur's Seat.

Course Map

Event location

About Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city is one of the UK’s most popular tourist hot spots. With every corner of Edinburgh steeped in history and culture it is a must-see destination. Whether you are a keen shopper, arts enthusiast, or sports fan Edinburgh offers a wealth of activities for the family.

Take your pick of things to do in Edinburgh such as visiting the famous Greyfriars Bobby, the National Museum of Scotland, Princes Street Gardens, the Royal Mile or, of course, the dramatic sights of Edinburgh Castle. Perhaps you’d prefer to watch a game of rugby at Murrayfield Stadium or take a walk up Arthur’s Seat for panoramic views across the city, the River Forth and the Pentland Hills.

For more ideas on things to do in Edinburgh you can go to:

About Edinburgh


Travelling to the event on the West Coast Mainline? Then take advantage of the exclusive Virgin Trains discount: For you, your friends and family... whether you're travelling to an event on your own or up to groups of nine, you can all get up to 50% off Virgin Trains Advance Fares.

This exclusive discount on Virgin Trains is the cheapest, easiest and most comfortable way of getting you and your supporters to the start line. Click here to book now -

Edinburgh Waverly train station is only a ten minute walk from the start/finish area in Holyrood Park. Unscheduled works may change scheduled train times so please check websites a few days prior to the event.


For those travelling to the event by bicycle there will be an area designated for bike parking within the main site. There will be security staff patrolling the site but the organisers will not be responsible for your bike during the event.


Please note that there is no parking available at the start/finish area in Holyrood Park so give yourself plenty of walking time. Details of car parks in Edinburgh are available by visiting the City of Edinburgh Council website and following the links for transport and then parking.


Edinburgh is served by an excellent public transport system; visit and for information of bus routes, timetables and fares around the city.



Edinburgh is a fantastic city with fantastic shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes and bars so why not make a weekend of it and avoid the rush on Sunday morning by checking into one of the many city centre hotels. For more information about accommodation in Edinburgh go to



Please see below for the 2016 event day timetable:

Time Great Edinburgh Run
08:30 Baggage, toilets, catering concessions & information point open to general public
09:00 Start assembly area open 
09:20 Warm-up starts
09:30 START of Great Edinburgh Run (elite athletes, club runners and orange wave)
09:40 Start of white wave
09:50 Start of pink wave
13:00 Great Edinburgh Run Toddler Dash warm-up starts
13:05 START of the Great Edinburgh Run Toddler Dash
13:10 Great Edinburgh Run Family Mile assembly area opens
13:25 Great Edinburgh Run Family Mile warm-up starts
13:30 START of the Great Edinburgh Run Family Mile

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Exclusive finisher's t-shirt

As soon as you cross over the finish line of the Great Edinburgh Run in Holyrood Park you'll be rewarded with your very own lightweight technical training t-shirt to wear with pride!

The Great Run technical t-shirts are 100% texture polyester with improved breathability and “wicking effect" for moisture control.

Exclusive finisher's t-shirt