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Scottish Half Marathon & 10K

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Whether this is your first 10K or youre an experienced athlete, the Scottish Half Marathon and 10K is a fantastic event for runners of all abilities. Featuring a flat and fast course, along with stunning views of the East Lothian coastline, this annual event is hugely popular and certainly not to be missed.

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4.3
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  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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"This was a lovely race, but not as coastal or as flat as I thought it would be!..."
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How to enter the Scottish Half Marathon & 10K

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    £32–£34
    Event passed
  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    £25–£32
    Event passed

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Scottish Half Marathon & 10K routes

The route is seriously flat & rapid – if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently at 11am just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse.

Whether you’ve never run before, or you’re preparing for your 100th event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is going to be the ‘must-do’ running event this year. It’s fresh and it’s exciting – give it a go and set your next challenge today!

Course time limit: The Scottish Half Marathon will operate a strict maximum cut off time of 3 hours 15 minutes for all participants. The Half Marathon is a serious athletics endurance race which requires a large amount of appropriate training and preparation in order to complete it safely. Therefore we strongly discourage participants who do not intend to complete the course within this time limit. Any runner who does not complete the course in 3 hours 15 minutes will not be permitted to complete the race and will not receive a result. A sweeper bus follows the race at 3 hour 15 minute pace and if you are passed by the sweep bus at any point and for any reason, you will be asked to get onto the bus which will transport you back to the Finish area at the earliest possible opportunity. If you decide not to get onto the sweep bus, your running number is recorded and you are removed from the race, from this point onwards you will be continuing independently of the event and at your own risk. You will be recorded as a DNF within the results of the event.

Event Details

What’s Included

Entry benefits: Each runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan based on your fitness level, fantastic medal, results posted on the website within 48 hours, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience.

Raceday Logistics

Baggage: Runners will be able to drop their baggage off at the baggage trucks at the start area and these will be transported to the finish area for you to pick up after you have finished your race.

Hydration Stations: Hydration Stations will be positioned approximately 5kms apart. Bottles of water and High5 energy gels will be available.

FAQs

Toilets will be available at all hydration stations. Click here to view this on the route map.

Photographs: Our official race photographers are Marathon Photos. Please visit their website at www.marathon-photos.com to find a photograph of yourself after the race.

Accommodation: If you are looking to book accommodation in Edinburgh for the weekend of the event please visit the accommodation section of the website for more information. We recommend booking in advance to avoid any disappointment.

In the interest of safety: The Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.

WITHDRAWALS:

If you have to withdraw your place please log in to ‘My Details’ and click the ‘Upcoming Events’ section and choose the ‘Withdraw Entry’ option. All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred towards a future event.

No transfers are allowed between races. We have a set entry capacity for each event and resources (water, energy drinks, medals, medical crews, marshals etc) are set months before the event to cater for this number. Allowing runners to change race would have dramatic effects on race day so we do not allow runners to change events for the safety of all our runners.

For full terms and conditions please click here.

TRANSFER YOUR ENTRY:

Transfers for the Scottish Half Marathon & 10K races close at midnight on Wednesday 29th August 2019.

Details on how you can transfer an entry can be found here.

The transfer system is for transferring your own place to another runner wishing to do the same race as you. You can’t transfer your place to another race.

We have set up a transfer system to go some way to stop unregulated number swapping. Number swapping can cause medical problems on race day and any runner to be found unlawfully swapping their number will be banned from all future races. You can transfer your place to another runner looking to run in the same race as you entered.

We do not allow runners to transfer between races for the health and safety of all our participants. Supplies are allocated per race, if we allow runners to move between races then one race would have over supply in one race and the under supply in another race. When organizing a large scale running event race supplies (water, medals etc etc) are specific to the race and are organized and ordered months in advance.

Transfers for the Scottish Half Marathon & 10K races close at 5pm on Wednesday 29th August 2019. You can transfer your place to another runner looking to run in the same race as you entered. You will need to find the runner to transfer your place to, as event organisers do not manage list of transferring runners.
Your place in the event will be automatically withdrawn once you send the unique transfer code to a new runner. Even if the transfer code is not used by a new runner your place in the event will not be reinstated. Your place will be bound by the withdrawal conditions. The transferred place must be activated by 5pm on Wednesday 29th August 2019 – no exceptions.

No transfers are allowed between races. We have a set entry capacity for each event and resources (water, energy drinks, medals, medical crews, marshals etc) are set months before the event to cater for this number. Allowing possibly thousands of runners to change event would have dramatic effects on race day so we do not allow runners to change events for the safety of all our runners.

Transferring your place to another runner will require the payment of a £15 fee payable by the new runner. It is up to you whether the new runner pays you the cost of the original entry or whether you give it to them for free, the organisers will not get involved in this arrangement.

Bus tickets and parking tickets are non refundable and the system does not automatically transfer them as the original runner may still use them – the new runner will need to purchase their own transport tickets if needed. These must be purchased before event closing date or while stocks last which may be before the event closing date.

Runners with Charity Approved Places can not transfer their place to another runner.

If you are raising funds for charity but have paid for your place (i.e not got a charity place) you can transfer your place to another runner. If you do this you will have to decide if it is still right to take sponsorship pledges for an event you are not going to run. The new runners will not be obliged to fundraise for your charity. The new runner can of course decide to raise funds for the charity of their choice – we have over 200 charities listed on our website that would gratefully appreciate you running for them.

To transfer your place please log in to My Details and click the ‘Upcoming Events’ section and choose the ‘Transfer Entry’ option. Full details on how to transfer your entry can be found here.

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Scottish Half Marathon & 10K weather forecast

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Scottish Half Marathon & 10K reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This was a lovely race, but not as coastal or as flat as I thought it would be! Great atmosphere and organisation. Thanks!