Beginner Friendly Running Events in Edinburgh

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MAY26
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Not just a race, but an entire running festival. From the 5k to the marathon, the super-flat course is perfect for runners of all stripes. Come for a course that is ripe for smashing those personal bests and bask in the weekend's festival atmosphere.

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

22 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BL, UKView event
About the event
Not just a race, but an entire running festival. From the 5k to the marathon, the super-flat course is perfect for runners of all stripes. Come for a course that is ripe for smashing those personal bests and bask in the weekend's festival atmosphere.
£10 - £45
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Edinburgh - Holyrood

This is a race suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Edinburgh - Holyrood

The Dasses, Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a race suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Edinburgh - Holyrood
JUN30
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The Great Scottish Summer 10k & 5K

We welcome participants of all ages and abilities from the community and strive to meet the needs of everyone involved. We always provide free places for carers and where possible provide accessible parking opportunities. Any profits made from our activities are reinvested into the business each year to keep running costs down to a minimum wherever possible. We encourage volunteering with us to develop work experience, learn new skills and make new friends.

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The Great Scottish Summer 10k & 5K

Silverknowes Promenade, Edinburgh EH4 5ES, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We welcome participants of all ages and abilities from the community and strive to meet the needs of everyone involved. We always provide free places for carers and where possible provide accessible parking opportunities. Any profits made from our activities are reinvested into the business each year to keep running costs down to a minimum wherever possible. We encourage volunteering with us to develop work experience, learn new skills and make new friends.

$5 - $22
The Great Scottish Summer 10k & 5K
JUN30
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The Great Scottish Tattie Run

The new event thats taking Scotland by storm, now into its fourth year its 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.

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The Great Scottish Tattie Run

50 Marine Dr, Edinburgh EH4 5ES, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The new event thats taking Scotland by storm, now into its fourth year its 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.

Free
The Great Scottish Tattie Run
JUN16
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Fife

Take up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Fife

Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy KY2 5LZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Take up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Fife
JUL28
Dog Jog – Edinburgh

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

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Dog Jog – Edinburgh

The Dasses, Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

£5 - £13.50
Dog Jog – Edinburgh
JUL28
Big Fun Run Edinburgh

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

This event takes place in Holyrood Park, which has an array of hills and lochs and provides a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape.

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Big Fun Run Edinburgh

The Dasses, Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

This event takes place in Holyrood Park, which has an array of hills and lochs and provides a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape.

£11.50 - £13.50
Big Fun Run Edinburgh
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Falkirk

This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Falkirk

3 Seaton Pl, Falkirk FK1 1TG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Falkirk
NOV8
Supernova – The Kelpies (Saturday)
Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

This fantastic 5K route is a great opportunity to explore the home of two 30-metre high horses! The Kelpies are mythical creatures who love to play at dusk, each one weighs over 300 tonnes. Come and immerse yourself in a light journey with them.

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Supernova – The Kelpies (Saturday)

Unnamed Road, Grangemouth FK3 8YE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This fantastic 5K route is a great opportunity to explore the home of two 30-metre high horses! The Kelpies are mythical creatures who love to play at dusk, each one weighs over 300 tonnes. Come and immerse yourself in a light journey with them.

£13 - £15
Supernova – The Kelpies (Saturday)
NOV10
Supernova – The Kelpies (Sunday)
Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

This fantastic 5K route is a great opportunity to explore the home of two 30-metre high horses! The Kelpies are mythical creatures who love to play at dusk, each one weighs over 300 tonnes. Come and immerse yourself in a light journey with them.

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Supernova – The Kelpies (Sunday)

A9, Grangemouth FK3 8YE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This fantastic 5K route is a great opportunity to explore the home of two 30-metre high horses! The Kelpies are mythical creatures who love to play at dusk, each one weighs over 300 tonnes. Come and immerse yourself in a light journey with them.

£18.25 - £20.25
Supernova – The Kelpies (Sunday)

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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