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Edinburgh Christmas 10k & 5k Run

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£12.00 - £20.00Free injury protection
Route description
Route description

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!)

Rebecca
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4.3
Did the 5k in 2018
Nope, the race was well organised and signposted
Joe
Star
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.
ben
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2018
Great race, with a great friendly atmosphere
Did the 5k in 2018
I think it all went to plan and wouldn't change it at all.
Star
4.3
Did the 5k in 2018
Little muddy track for 0.5 k but a fairly flat route and nice atmosphere!
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Logistics and schedule

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

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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.
FAQ
Is the Edinburgh Christmas 10k & 5k Run family-friendly?
Absolutely. There are various catering facilities and a Santa's Grotto to keep everyone entertained.
FAQ
Where can I find results for the Edinburgh Christmas 10k & 5k Run?
Head to https://greatscottishevents.org.uk/results/ to view your results post race.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
10k
11:00am Sun 5th Dec 2021
£12.00 - £20.00
5k
9:30am Sun 5th Dec 2021
£12.00 - £20.00

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£12.00 - £20.00Free injury protection

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