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Distance 10 Miles
Price £30 per entry
Location Edinburgh City Centre
Date 23 April 2017
Age 16 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run

The Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run will return to Scotland's capital this April, giving participants the opportunity to take part in the ONLY run that goes through the heart of Edinburgh!

Choose between the 10 mile distance or new 5 mile distance for 2017. Click here for more info about the 5 mile course.

The Course

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

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

This is an event not to be missed!

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Experience The Course

Presenter Bryan Burnett takes you on a 10-mile tour of the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run course. Be a part of the ONLY run that takes participants through the heart of the historic city centre and sign up today!


Please see below for the 2017 event day timetable:

Time Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run
08:30 Baggage, toilets, catering concessions & information point open to general public
09:00 5 mile start assembly area opens
09:20 Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 5 miles warm-up starts
09:30 START of Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 5 miles
09:35 10 mile assembly area opens
10:05 Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 miles warm-up starts
10:10 START of Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 miles (Club runners & Orange Wave)
10:16 Start of Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 miles white wave
10:22 Start of Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 miles pink wave

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

Family Mile & Toddler Dash

The 2017 Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run Family Mile and Toddler Dash events are now open.

  • Children up to age 5 years old can take part in the Toddler Dash, where the tiniest of runners make their way along a short route of approximately 100 metres.
  • Children aged 3 to 15 years old can enter the Family Mile, where adults (16 years old and over) can join them and run together along the mile course in Holyrood Park.

Find out more

Family Mile

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