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Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K Run

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Tickets available until Fri Dec 04 2020

What's included:

  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Chip timing
  • Finish line goodies
  • Christmas charity festival
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Route description
Route description

Edinburgh Christmas Walk:

On Saturday, participants in the Edinburgh Christmas Walk begin in the middle of Inverleith Park, looping round the western edge before entering the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh. After passing through the gardens, walk on the beautiful banks of the Water of Leith, before passing Fettes College and working your way back to the centre of Inverleith Park. For those accompanied by furry friends, there is an alternate route which bypasses the Botanic Gardens, giving you more time to spend down by the Water of Leith before rejoining the walk on Howard Street.


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.


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.

Santa Toddle:

There will be a short children's event on Sunday afternoon in Inverleith Park.

Did the 5K in 2018
Nope, the race was well organised and signposted
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.
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.
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

Sponsorship and race packs will be sent out by organisers within two weeks of booking.



10:00: Edinburgh Christmas Santa Parade

11:30: Edinburgh Christmas Walk Start Time


09:30: 5K Start

11:30: 10k Start

13:30: Santa Toddle Start

Christmas Charity Festival:

10:45 - 17:30: Saturday

09:30 - 17:30: Sunday


The event is open to spectators.


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How to get there

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh EH3 5PA, UK

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Address: Inverleith Park, Edinburgh EH3 5PA, UK

Parking: TBC

Train: the closest railway station is Edinburgh Haymarket, which is approximately a 10 minute drive away from Inverleith Park. Trains run to Haymarket from across the UK, including London - a journey which takes around 5 hours and takes in the scenery of the beautiful Northumberland Coast.

Frequently asked questions
At what time does the Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K Run start?
The 5k run starts at 9.30am and the 10k run at 11am.
Is the Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K Run family-friendly?
Absolutely. There are various catering facilities and a Santa's Grotto to keep everyone entertained.
Where can I find results for the Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K Run?
Head to to view your results post race.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
11:00am Sun 6th Dec 2020
9:30am Sun 6th Dec 2020
The Santa Toddle
1:30pm Sun 6th Dec 2020
The Edinburgh Christmas Walk
11:30am Sat 5th Dec 2020
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