Edinburgh Christmas 10k, 5k & Santa Toddle

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£5.00 - £20.00Free injury protection
About
Take on one of these runs and be a part of the stunning Christmas Charity Festival. The two races take in the best of Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith. Come along to get into the festive spirit, to soak in the brilliant atmosphere, and to earn your finisher's medal.
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The event experience
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Good

Based on 2,000 participants

Elevation
PB potential

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Inverleith Park, Edinburgh EH3 5PA, UK
Start times
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Edinburgh Christmas 10k, 5k & Santa Toddle
Santa Toddle
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1.5km
£5.00
5k
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5km
£12.00 - £20.00
10k
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10km
£12.00 - £20.00
Route information
The Edinburgh Christmas 5k & 10k Runs are open to all seasoned runners or beginners.
5k
Sunday's 5k starts from the centre of Inverleith Park, next to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, before looping around the Water of Leith banks and past the historic Fettes College.
10k
The first half of the 10K follows the same route as the 5K run, however, instead of finishing back at the Royal Botanic Gardens, athletes undertake a second loop. Participants will run on the opposite bank of the Water of Leith, through the beautiful roads of northern Edinburgh, before finishing back in Inverleith Park itself.
The Edinburgh Christmas Charity Festival
This annual event is now in its sixth year and goes from strength to strength with over 30 charity stalls to browse around within the comfort of a large marquee you can even stay awhile for a snack at the coffee / tea bar.
There are lot’s of activities for the kids, with the opportunity to see the reindeer close up and the chance to meet Santa in his grotto (pre-booking recommended!)
Santa Toddle
This fantastic 1500 metre guarantees to get your little ones burning off the excitement of Christmas. This fun run is great for all the family, a part of the Edinburgh Christmas Running festival, there will plenty of chances for them to meet Santa too. Join for a great day out.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Chance to win a Christmas hamper
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Bag drop
  • Chip timing
  • Finish line goodies
  • Christmas charity festival
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Medal and T-Shirt
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How to get there
Inverleith Park, Edinburgh EH3 5PA, UK
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By Car
Inverleith Park is in the North of Edinburgh and can be accessed from the A902.
By Train
Edinburgh Station is approximately 2 miles from the Park.
Event day logistics
Saturday
09:30 Edinburgh Christmas Santa Parade
10:15 Official Opening of The Edinburgh Christmas Charity Festival
Sunday
09:30 5k Start
11:00 10k Start
Santa Toddle
The exact start times of this event will be available closer to the date of the event.
Virtual Santa Toddle
If entering the Virtual Christmas Santa Toddle please submit your results to the green button on the Great Scottish Events pageExternalLink which will be available from the 1st December 2021.
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Great Scottish Events is the UK’s original adventure challenge company. We’re here to help organisations stage exciting, demanding and professional fundraising events, with participant satisfaction guaranteed. And it’s all about the fundraising, all of our events have a primary purpose of raising as much money as possible for the event charity. Over the years we have assisted charities raise more than £12 Million for their own good causes!
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FAQ's
At what time does the Edinburgh Christmas 10k & 5k Run start?
The 5k run starts at 09:30 and the 10k run at 11:00. The Santa Toddle's start time will be confirmed closer to the event date.
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Is the Edinburgh Christmas 10k & 5k Run family-friendly?
Absolutely. There are various catering facilities and a Santa's Grotto to keep everyone entertained.
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Where can I find results for the Edinburgh Christmas 10k & 5k Run?
Head to https://greatscottishevents.net/results/ to view your results post race.
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Reviews
4.7
5 reviews
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4.3
Did the 5k in 2018
Nope, the race was well organised and signposted
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2018
It was primarily running on sidewalks which can get narrow with a lot of people around but was still a lot of fun.
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2018
Great race, with a great friendly atmosphere
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2018
I think it all went to plan and wouldn't change it at all.
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Find out more from members of the community who did the event last year, or those signed up.
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Recent Questions
Victoria Brade
16/10/2021
Would this be suitable for my 1st 10k run I've only done 5k previously
Sean Craggs
16/10/2021
5m total elevation,which means it’ll be pretty flat,take your time and enjoy it,I think it will be perfect for a first 10k👍🏻
Tony Hall
12/10/2021
Is there any parking?
Jenna Stone
13/10/2021
Yes there are plenty of parking bays on nearly all sides of the park. It's free at weekends. Cos of Botanical Gardens, you may find more spaces on other sides of the Park
Holly Ennis
10/10/2021
My 5 year old is keen to run in the toddle race - is it open to this age group or meant for children much younger? Could I run with them?
Holly Ennis
10/10/2021
My 5 year old is keen to race - is the toddle open to this age group & can I run with them?
Gwladys Delangle
08/10/2021
Hello, can we accompanied our child (4 years old) during the Santa toddle race?
Gwladys Delangle
08/10/2021
Hello, can we accompanied our child (4 years old) during the Santa toddle race?
Garry Munro
30/09/2021
Why is the UKA affiliated price higher than the standard price? Normally members of Scottish Athletics or UKA affiliated clubs get discounts. As a SA member should I chose the standard entry or UKA entry?
Helen seaton
14/09/2021
What s the minimum age to take part? Can kids run with you? Thx
Terry Crossley
14/09/2021
Yes we do allow children to particpate in the 5k. Check out the photos on this website and you will see pictures of children finishing the 5k with their parents.
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