Big Fun Run Edinburgh

Run 5km

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Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

This event takes place in Holyrood Park, which has an array of hills and lochs and provides a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape.

How to enter the Big Fun Run Edinburgh

  1. 5k

    Run 5km
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Big Fun Run Edinburgh route

The Big Fun Run Edinburgh route starts and finishes on an open flat area of grass and from then onwards, the route remains on a tarmac path throughout, until reaching the finish area. There is a major hill to go up an down and wheelchair users may require assistance to climb and descend the hill which covers 4km of the route.

The start/finish area is located on the playing fields to the rear of Holyrood Palace and only a short distance from the Scottish Parliament. This is on the north side of Holyrood Park of Queen’s Drive. The course takes advantage of the excellent tarred surface as it follows Queen’s Drive around Arthurs Seat. The route passes by the Salisbury Crags, the three lochs of Duddingston, Dunsapie and St Margaret’s and enjoys extensive views across Edinburgh. Please note that the route may be subject to change.

Event Details

What’s Included


  • Big Fun Warm Up
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Quality goodybag
  • Fantastic running experience
 What information can I expect to receive from the event organisers? Your Event Information Pack will be available from within your My Details account at least 10 days prior to the event. The Event Information Pack is a document that we, as the event organizer, produce to tell you everything you need to know about the event and is tailored to the specific race distance you are participating in. You do not need to contact your charity with questions about the event, e.g. start time, transport options or to find out when you will receive your race number.  Can I run in any of the events pushing a pram, buggy or wheelchair or using additional assistance such as walking poles?

 Yes. We welcome everyone to take part in the event. However, please make sure you keep clear of runners going quicker.

Kids in buggies do not need an entry, but they will not receive the finishers items.

 Can I take part wearing headphones? Yes. Can take part in this event with a dog? Yes, you can take part in the Dog Jog which takes place later in the day at 2pm, in the same location.Is there somewhere to store baggage while I take part? Our lovely helpers at the Help Desk can store a limited number of bags, but please be advised you leave your items at your own risk. We can accept rucksacks, sports bags or a bag of similar size. We cannot accept suitcases or very large bags. Alternatively you can leave your baggage with family or friends.
In case of poor weather, please line your bag with a plastic bag to keep the contents dry.
Are there shower facilities available within the Finish Area? No. There are no shower facilities provided as part of the event. Is there a tracking app available to follow runners?

No. There is no tracking app available for this event.

 Can my friend pick up my running number for me? Yes, your friend can pick up your running number for you. In order to do so they require a copy of your confirmation email and your ID. Are the distance markers in kilometres or miles? The distance markers are in kilometers. 

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Big Fun Run Edinburgh weather forecast

Foggy throughout the day.

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