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The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival

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EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 16th AUGUST. Get along for a weekend full of fantastic, family-friendly events at Silverknowes Promenade, Edinburgh. Perfect for everyone, there are an array of races on offer from the 10K to the Spud and Spoon fun run.

The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival routes

5K/10K

The 5KM and 10KM runs take participants on a scenic, relatively flat route which tracks right out along the promenade towards Cramond.

This event is ideally suited for novices and experienced runners alike, which is part of what makes it so good.

Great Scottish Walk 10K

Walkers will follow a similar route initially to the 5k and 10K, making their way out along the promenade and along to the scenic Cramond Village. From here, they will loop back around along Barnton Avenue East & West, passing Silverknowes Golf Course. The final stage is along Marine Drive and finishes back at the promenade.

The Great Scottish Toddle

This is an event for children of 6 years or under also children in buggies welcome. Only the children pay for entry but Mums, dads, grannies older sisters or brothers can accompany the children on the toddle do not pay. All children receive a Great Scottish Toddle Medal.

The Great Scottish Tattie Run

Enter as an individual or as a relay team. Run one mile carrying a 20KG bag for men and a 10kg bag for the ladies.

Event Details

What’s Included

5K/10K

- Chip timed

- Course marshalled

- Prizes for top 3 (Male and Female)

- Distance marked

- Refreshment stations

10K Walk

- Finisher's medal

- Course marshalled

- Distance marked

The Great Scottish Toddle

- Great Scottish Toddle Medal

The Great Scottish Tattie Run


- Relay Trophy

- Finisher's medal

- Free bag of tatties

Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

0930: 5KM starts

1030: 10KM walk starts

1100: 10KM run starts

1300: The Great Scottish Toddle

1400: The Great Scottish Tattie Run

Please aim to arrive at least 45 minutes before your race start time to ensure there is plenty of time to warm up, drop your bag and collect your race pack.

Spectators

This is a real family day-out and it would be great to see those not taking part in an event along supporting the participants.

Please note that Mums, Dads, Grannies, Grandpas, and so on can all accompany children in the Great Scottish Toddle for free.

Volunteers

Great Scottish events are always on the lookout for volunteers.

If you would like to find out more then please follow the link here: https://greatscottishevents.net/volunteer/

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive more information regarding the event?
Once entered, participants will be sent an entry package with full information on the walking and running routes.
Are the 5/10k's timed?
Yes, these events will chip timed with the Top 3 male and females respectively winning prizes. All results and positions will be displayed within 30mins of the finish.
What sort of food is provided on the day?
Refreshment stations are included within the entrance fee. The onsite catering will consist of an array of soups, pasta, salads at a reasonable price.

The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

18°C
Predicted highs
12°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

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