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Morrisons Great Edinburgh Run

Join us in Edinburgh for the most scenic city centre run in Europe!

Starting in Holyrood Park at the foot of Arthur’s Seat, the ten mile route takes runners past some of the most iconic sights in Scotland’s capital city such as Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby, the Scott Monument and the Royal Mile.  With lots to see and do in the area, thousands of runners and their families make a weekend of it in Edinburgh every year.
Also taking place on the day is the Morrisons Great Edinburgh Run Team Relay and the Morrisons Great Edinburgh Family Run. We hope to see you there!

The Course

The 10 mile route gives runners the perfect site-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: www.visitscotland.com

About Edinburgh

BY TRAIN

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 - www.virgintrains.co.uk/nova

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.

BY BICYCLE

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.

BY CAR

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.

BY BUS

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

Travel

Accommodation

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 visitscotland.com.

Accommodation

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