The Great Scottish Tattie Run

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The new event that’s taking Scotland by storm, now into its sixth year it’s a great fun event. 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 and even take home your bag of tatties!
Participants
Individual Tattie Run, Relay Team of Four and Childrens ‘Tattie Run’ & the ‘Spud & Spoon’ Race
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Calendar
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
50 Marine Dr, Edinburgh EH4 5ES, UK
Start times
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
Individual Tattie Run:
2:00pm |
Relay Team of Four:
2:30pm |
Childrens ‘Tattie Run’ & the ‘Spud & Spoon’ Race:
3:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Great Scottish Tattie Run
Individual Tattie Run
Distance
1mi
Free
Relay Team of Four
Distance
0.4km
Free
Childrens ‘Tattie Run’ & the ‘Spud & Spoon’ Race
Distance
0km
Free
Route information
It's a short distance race - just one mile - but there is a twist. Participants are expected to carry a bag of potatoes! Men are asked to haul a 20kg bag (just over three stones in old money) and women 10kg at the 'Great Scottish Tattie Run.'
You'll be running along the Silverknowes Promenade so it will be a perfectly flat mile.
'Spud and Spoon Race'
  • 12 - 14yrs - 200m
  • 9 - 11yrs - 200m
  • 6 - 8yrs - 100m
  • 6yrs and under - 50m
Relay Team
You can get a group of 4 together and race in a relay, each member of the team running 400m each. All team members will get a medal and the winning team will receive The Great Scottish Tattie Relay Cup.
What's included
  • Free entry
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bag of Tatties - you get to keep your bag of tatties
How to get there
50 Marine Dr, Edinburgh EH4 5ES, UK
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By Car
Silverknowes Promenade is just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Edinburgh.
Event day logistics
14:00 Individual Tattie Run starts
14:30 Relay Tattie Run starts
15:00 Children's Tattie Run/ 'Spud & Spoon Race starts
Relay Team
You can get a group of 4 together and race in a relay, each member of the team running 400m each. All team members will get a medal and the winning team will receive The Great Scottish Tattie Relay Cup.
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Spectator Info
All spectators welcome for the spectacle of watching people run with a bag of potatoes!
Kit List
For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.
FAQs
How many potatoes will I be running with at The Great Scottish Tattie Run?
You'll run with either a 10kg or 20kg bag of spuds. Male runners will take the heavier 20kg and female runners 10kg. Children will run with just 1 potato.
What can I take home after The Great Scottish Tattie Run?
You'll get to take home your finisher's medal as well as the bag of potatoes you run with!
How much is entry for The Great Scottish Tattie Run?
All entries are free!
Reviews
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7 reviews
alison.
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Had a great time and family enjoy it all
emily
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Did the race in 2022
The commentator really made us laugh! Such a high energy event and nothing like any event I’ve done before! Would definitely recommend!
stuart
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Did the race in 2022
bag of spuds was good i like chips
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