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
Registration Perks
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
SEP29
Urban Rush Edinburgh

Come together to fight homelessness on a 15-mile run across Edinburgh. Feel the streets beneath you on an open-road circuit through the city, starting and ending in Holyrood Park.

Join a movement of runners using their feet as a force for change.

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Urban Rush Edinburgh

S Charlotte St, Edinburgh EH2 4AW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come together to fight homelessness on a 15-mile run across Edinburgh. Feel the streets beneath you on an open-road circuit through the city, starting and ending in Holyrood Park.

Join a movement of runners using their feet as a force for change.

£21.33 - £84.93
Urban Rush Edinburgh
SEP22
Scottish Half Marathon & 10K
Musselburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The annual event has grown in popularity since its inception four years ago and 2018 was no different. Around 5,000 runners headed down to the East Lothian coastline on a stellar year for the event, which saw three course records broken. Runners took full advantage of the stunning flat routes, taking in the famous Golf Coast along the way.

For the second year, the Scottish 10K kicked off proceedings, starting at 9am at Musselburgh Racecourse, before the Half Marathon got underway at 11am from Meadowmill Sports Centre. An estimated half a million pounds was raised for charitable causes, and plenty of personal bests were achieved!

Thousands of supporters lined the stunning East Lothian routes on what was a bright, mild September morning. The final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse provided the perfect backdrop for runners to bask in their achievements and muster a sprint finish in front of the large crowds as the finish gantry came into view. Once over the line, runners were able to kick back with a beer or glass of champagne and a bite to eat in Musselburghs stunning picnic area.

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Scottish Half Marathon & 10K

198 High St, Musselburgh EH21 7DX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The annual event has grown in popularity since its inception four years ago and 2018 was no different. Around 5,000 runners headed down to the East Lothian coastline on a stellar year for the event, which saw three course records broken. Runners took full advantage of the stunning flat routes, taking in the famous Golf Coast along the way.

For the second year, the Scottish 10K kicked off proceedings, starting at 9am at Musselburgh Racecourse, before the Half Marathon got underway at 11am from Meadowmill Sports Centre. An estimated half a million pounds was raised for charitable causes, and plenty of personal bests were achieved!

Thousands of supporters lined the stunning East Lothian routes on what was a bright, mild September morning. The final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse provided the perfect backdrop for runners to bask in their achievements and muster a sprint finish in front of the large crowds as the finish gantry came into view. Once over the line, runners were able to kick back with a beer or glass of champagne and a bite to eat in Musselburghs stunning picnic area.

£25 - £34
Scottish Half Marathon & 10K
OCT20
Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Dawn breaks and in the crisp autumn air of Scotlands Capital a quite remarkable event gets underway. Enveloped within the beating heart of this most famous of cities, the runners of the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh set off with a Braveheart charge down the most famous street in Scotland the Royal Mile. Their course then weaves 57km through streets, alleyways, onto hills, up crags, past monuments, museums, seats of Royalty, Government and up and down 3000 feet of ascent and descent.

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is unique. Many events claim to be. But this one is an Ultra Run in a city a city like no other. Rat Race is the UKs best known adventure sports outfit and our company was forged on the streets of Edinburgh in 2004 with the staging there of our first ever event. It is to our spiritual home that we bring a superlatively doable Ultra. 57km on foot is no mean feat but for all those out there who think they can go that extra mile, you can. And what better place to do so than somewhere so hauntingly beautiful, rugged, gnarled and famous in equal measure.

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Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Royal Mile, 109 The Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 1SG Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Dawn breaks and in the crisp autumn air of Scotlands Capital a quite remarkable event gets underway. Enveloped within the beating heart of this most famous of cities, the runners of the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh set off with a Braveheart charge down the most famous street in Scotland the Royal Mile. Their course then weaves 57km through streets, alleyways, onto hills, up crags, past monuments, museums, seats of Royalty, Government and up and down 3000 feet of ascent and descent.

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is unique. Many events claim to be. But this one is an Ultra Run in a city a city like no other. Rat Race is the UKs best known adventure sports outfit and our company was forged on the streets of Edinburgh in 2004 with the staging there of our first ever event. It is to our spiritual home that we bring a superlatively doable Ultra. 57km on foot is no mean feat but for all those out there who think they can go that extra mile, you can. And what better place to do so than somewhere so hauntingly beautiful, rugged, gnarled and famous in equal measure.

£110.23
Ultra Tour of Edinburgh
JUN22
Eildon Three Hill Race

The Eildon Hill race is a traditional event which has taken place in late June for over 50 years and is part of the week-long Melrose Festival. The distance: 7.2k climb 480m.

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Eildon Three Hill Race

Gibson Park, Melrose TD6 9RY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Eildon Hill race is a traditional event which has taken place in late June for over 50 years and is part of the week-long Melrose Festival. The distance: 7.2k climb 480m.

£8 - £10
Eildon Three Hill Race
NOV3
Men’s 10k – Edinburgh

Where better to run a 10k race than through the beautiful streets of Scotland's capital? Whether you're new to running, or a seasoned competitor, you'll enjoy winding your way around Edinburgh Castle and surrounds. Come for the scenery and to support men's health issues.

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Men’s 10k – Edinburgh

3 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UKView event
About the event
Where better to run a 10k race than through the beautiful streets of Scotland's capital? Whether you're new to running, or a seasoned competitor, you'll enjoy winding your way around Edinburgh Castle and surrounds. Come for the scenery and to support men's health issues.
£19.75 - £23.75
Men’s 10k – Edinburgh
SEP28
Ochil Ultra

A real challenge from the Wee Run Events team.

Long ultra of 50 miles from Stirling University to Central Perth.

Short ultra of 30 miles from Glen Devon to Central Perth.

Don't feel ready to tackle an ultra solo as yet? Then do the 50 miles as a team!

Both routes use the Core Path Network giving stunning views across central Scotland.

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Ochil Ultra

1 Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2LQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A real challenge from the Wee Run Events team.

Long ultra of 50 miles from Stirling University to Central Perth.

Short ultra of 30 miles from Glen Devon to Central Perth.

Don't feel ready to tackle an ultra solo as yet? Then do the 50 miles as a team!

Both routes use the Core Path Network giving stunning views across central Scotland.

£55
Ochil Ultra
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)
NOV2
Auchterarder 10K
Auchterarder, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Auchterarder 10K in association with Gleneagles (The Gleneagles Hotel) and organised by Five Star Active is part of the Auchterarder Running Festival 2018.

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Auchterarder 10K

Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Auchterarder 10K in association with Gleneagles (The Gleneagles Hotel) and organised by Five Star Active is part of the Auchterarder Running Festival 2018.

£20
Auchterarder 10K
NOV3
Auchterarder Half Marathon in association with Gleneagles
Auchterarder, Scotland, United Kingdom

We are back for the second running of the Auchterarder Half Marathon 2018 in association with Gleneagles (The Gleneagles Hotel) and organised by Five Star Active - a very warm welcome to you all. This event is part of the Auchterarder Running Festival.

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Auchterarder Half Marathon in association with Gleneagles

Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are back for the second running of the Auchterarder Half Marathon 2018 in association with Gleneagles (The Gleneagles Hotel) and organised by Five Star Active - a very warm welcome to you all. This event is part of the Auchterarder Running Festival.

£26
Auchterarder Half Marathon in association with Gleneagles
JAN5
Fife MacTuff

We are MacTuff Scotlands toughest obstacle course race. Held at Knockhill Racing Circuit, it is a test of 7, 15 or 30k of challenging terrain; through mud, water and obstacles built to test your physical strength and your mental grit because we believe that true character is built through true challenge. This race is for anyone who has ever wanted to challenge themselves. It is for the thrill seekers, the renegades, the adventurers. MacTuff is for anyone looking to discover exactly what they made of.

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Fife MacTuff

Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 9TF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are MacTuff Scotlands toughest obstacle course race. Held at Knockhill Racing Circuit, it is a test of 7, 15 or 30k of challenging terrain; through mud, water and obstacles built to test your physical strength and your mental grit because we believe that true character is built through true challenge. This race is for anyone who has ever wanted to challenge themselves. It is for the thrill seekers, the renegades, the adventurers. MacTuff is for anyone looking to discover exactly what they made of.

£40 - £50
Fife MacTuff
JUN5
Red Moss Kips Race

Fast running on tracks and footpaths, with two climbs up the Kips.

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Red Moss Kips Race

402 Mansfield Rd, Balerno EH14 7JT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Fast running on tracks and footpaths, with two climbs up the Kips.

Red Moss Kips Race
AUG23
Beveridge Park 5K August

Beveridge Park 5K Series hosted by Kirkcaldy Wizards Fife AC

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Beveridge Park 5K August

Unnamed Road, Kirkcaldy KY2 5NE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Beveridge Park 5K Series hosted by Kirkcaldy Wizards Fife AC

Beveridge Park 5K August
OCT13
Pentland Skyline Hill Race

A fell race covering 16 miles and 6200 feet of climb in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh. Experience and navigational skills required. Low cloud often covers the Pentlands. You must be able to find your way in mist using map and compass.

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Pentland Skyline Hill Race

2-4 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A fell race covering 16 miles and 6200 feet of climb in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh. Experience and navigational skills required. Low cloud often covers the Pentlands. You must be able to find your way in mist using map and compass.

Pentland Skyline Hill Race

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