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Distance 5 Miles
Price TBC
Location Edinburgh City Centre
Date Apr 2018
Age 15 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 5 Miles

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

Why not bring the family along and enjoy a day out in the city with the addition of the  Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Family Run and Toddler Dash in the afternoon, we'd love for you to be part of it! 

The Course

The 5 mile route gives participants the perfect sight-seeing tour of Edinburgh; passing some of the Scottish capital's most famous landmarks and providing picturesque views across the city.

Runners will start in Holyrood Park, beneath Arthur's Seat and beside The Palace of Holyrood – the official residence of her Majesty the Queen in Scotland – before heading into Edinburgh’s Old Town. The route passes Greyfriar's Bobby and The National Museum of Scotland; as well as giving participants the chance to run on some of the City’s most iconic roads including The Royal Mile and The Mound.

The second half of the course takes in the Grassmarket and Cowgate before runners return into Holyrood Park via The Pleasance and enjoy a final downhill mile to the finish line, a great sense of achievement and that well-deserved medal.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Event Location

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.

Event Location