The Sunset Running Festival 2024

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The Sunset Running Festival 2024
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Run into a stunning summer sunset with this fantastic running event. There are 3 distances to choose from, as well as a kids race, making for an inclusive family event. With medals waiting for you at the finish line, there's nothing stopping you!
6 Hour Ultra Challenge, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 3 more
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Sat, 6 Jul 2024
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Gipsy Brae Recreation Ground, Edinburgh EH5, UK
Start times
Saturday, 6 Jul 2024
6 Hour Ultra Challenge: 4:00 pmMarathon: 5:00 pmHalf Marathon: 5:00 pm7k: 5:00 pmMarathon - relay team: 5:00 pmKids Race - all proceeds to Play Therapy Base: 5:15 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Sunset Running Festival 2024
6 Loops
Half Marathon
3 Loops
Kids Race - all proceeds to Play Therapy Base
Route information
Location and Terrain
The course is set along a flat, tarmac, seaside promenade, offering oceanic views and potentially favourable running conditions.
There are no hills or undulations which gives runners a good chance of achieving personal bests or fast times!
Event Format
The event is lap-based, with each lap measuring just over 4 miles. This format allows participants to choose their preferred distance.
Distance options:
7k (1 lap)
Half Marathon (3 laps)
Individual Marathon (6 laps)
Relay Marathon (min 1 lap each runner)
6 Hour Ultra Challenge (how many full laps can you complete in 6 hours?)
Aid Stations
Water and Active Root Stations are available twice per lap. This ensures participants have access to hydration and popular energy drink, Active Root, to support their performance every 2 miles.
Course Support
Marshals will be stationed along the course to guide and assist participants.
First Aiders will also be present, ensuring the safety and well-being of the runners.
Kids Race
In addition to the main races, there's a 1KM kids race. This provides an opportunity for younger participants to join the event and experience the joy of running!
What's included
  • Finisher's medal for all runners
  • Goodie bag for half marathon, marathon and 6 hour Ultra Challenge events
  • Chip-timed results
  • First aiders
  • Water and Active Root stations every 2 miles
  • Support along the route
  • Officially measured and licensed marathon course - can be used as a qualifier for major marathon.
Oh, and did we mention there'll be the Woodfired Pizza team there again plus Bonnie Burrito and Cherry on Top ice creams - the outside catering is not included in your ticket price.
How to get there
Gipsy Brae Recreation Ground, Edinburgh EH5, UK
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There is free parking along Marine Drive and West Shore Road.
By Bus
There is a bus stop close by on Marine Drive.
Event day logistics
16:00 6 Hour Ultra Challenge starts
17:00 Sunset Running Festival starts
22:00 Cut-off time and event ends (5 hour marathon cut off - for runners who anticipate taking up to 6 hours to complete their marathon we can offer a 16:00 start)
Age Requirements
  • Marathon and 6 Hour Ultra Challenge: All participants must be 18 years or older to participate in this race.
  • Half Marathon: All participants must be 16 or older to participate in this race.
  • 7k: All participants must be 11 or older to participate in this race.
Relay Team
Relay teams can be from 2 to 6 runners, each to run at least 1 lap.
Water Stations
There will be water stations every 2 miles with Active Root Sports drinks, it is encouraged to bring your own water carrier or bottle to fill it up during the race.
Bag Drop
There will be unsecured baggage storage at the Runners' Area. The event organisers take no responsibility for your items.
On The Day Entry
We will offer a limited number of On The Day Entries, first come first served
Spectator Info
This is an easy and scenic event for spectators to enjoy!
What will I recieve for participating in the Sunset Running Festival?
All participants will receive a finisher's medal.
What is the terrain like at the Sunset Running Festival?
The route is completely flat and tarmac along this picturesque seaside route.
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