Entries for the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 mile are closing soon. To avoid disappointment, enter now at: Greatrun.org/Edinburgh

Time is running out to enter this year's Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 mile event, with entries closing on Wednesday 12 April.

With over 4,000 participants taking on the only run that travels through the very heart of Scotland's historic capital city, the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run is one of the must-do events in the running calendar.

Entries for the 10 mile event will close at 10am on Wednesday 12 April, with potential participants being urged to sign up now to avoid missing out on a great day of sport.

Taking place on Sunday 23 April, the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run was first staged in 1994 and is in its third year as a 10-mile event.

The iconic route features a scenic tour of the streets of Edinburgh city centre, passing landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby, the Scottish Parliament building and the National Museum of Scotland.

The run starts and finishes in Holyrood Park, close to the famous Palace of Holyrood House, before taking runners up the Royal Mile through Edinburgh's old town.

Participants then pass along Market Street, close to Edinburgh Waverley train station and home to the frightful Edinburgh Dungeon.

Runners then take a tour of the Meadows before travelling along some of Edinburgh's oldest and most photographed streets in Grassmarket before heading back to Holyrood Park for the finish line, passing Arthur's seat in the process.

The popular route is perfect for runners who wish to challenge themselves on a tough 10 mile course for fun, fitness or fundraising.

The event also features a brand new 5 mile distance, aimed at runners who are looking to take the next step in their training towards a longer distance.

Families of all ages and abilities also have the chance to be a part of the day by taking on the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Family Run and Toddler Dash.

These inclusive events offer children up to the age of 15 the opportunity to enjoy being active with their families on a shorter running route.

Entries for the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 mile are closing soon. To avoid disappointment, enter now at: Greatrun.org/Edinburgh