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Great Scottish Tattie Run

Sun 27th Jun 2021 · Edinburgh
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About this event

Are you tired of the usual 5k, 10k, half marathon format? Great Scottish Events are offering something different. It's a short distance race - just one mile - but there is a twist. Participants are expected to carry a bag of potatoes!

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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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What's included:

  • Prizes
  • Chip-timed event
  • Goodie bags
  • Medals
  • Bag drop
9:30am Sun 27th Jun 2021

Run 5km

11:00am Sun 27th Jun 2021

Run 10km

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Route description
Route description

Men are asked to haul a 20kg bag (just over three stones in old money) and women 10kg at the Great Scottish Tattie Run.

There are relay options (4 x 400 metres) and anyone considering that option will face serious opposition from teams of army cadets, pub teams, gym members and football supporters. 

The Great Scottish Tattie Run is sponsored by Branston, a leading supplier of fresh potatoes and the UK’s largest grower of organic potatoes. And while there is a medal on offer at this event the major prize is that you get to take home the potatoes.

There is also a 'Spud and Spoon' race for kids or adults. The whole occasion is played for laughs so if you get along make sure to take lots of photos and catch the 'potato carriers' in the most ludicrous poses.

Logistics and schedule


09:30 5k Start

11:00 10k Start

Course maps and further information along with number will be posted out closer to the event date.

Please note all entries within one week of the event will have to pick up their information pack on the day at least 30 mins before your chosen activity.

How to get there

Boardwalk Beach Club, 50 Marine Dr, Edinburgh EH4 5ES, UK

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Edinburgh is well connected by public transport and can be easily reached by bus, train, or plane.

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