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Edinburgh 5k Run
VENUE: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH8 8HG
DATE: Sunday 11th October 2015
TIME: 11:00am


Big Fun Run at a glance

Run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun...just run!! There’s no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. It’s all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day. The events aren’t timed so what’s motivating Big Fun Runners is getting together with friends & family (under 5s run for FREE), doing something healthy, raising money for a worthwhile cause  & enjoying the great outdoors.

Run for Charity

Make your Big Fun Run entry really count by choosing to fundraise for one of our Affiliate Charities. They will really appreciate your support and will be on hand to inspire you with helpful fundraising tips and advice. And did you know that it’s now really easy to collect your sponsor money with JustGiving?  

To make a JustGiving page CLICK HERE. Your friends and family can donate securely on your JustGiving or Facebook page, or by text message.

Entry Prices

                        BIG FUN RUNS 2015*EARLY BIRD ENTRY ON THE DAY
ADULTS AGED 16-64 £10.49 £20.00
CONCESSION CHILD 5-15 OR OVER 65 £8.49 £15.00
UNDER 5's AGED 4 & UNDER FREE FREE

Please click here for entry pricing deadlines and terms & conditions.  Under 5s get FREE entry but DO need to be registered. Free entrants will not be allocated a running number. 

On the day event information

When you arrive, make your way to the start and finish area - look our for the Big Fun Run pyramid and you'll know you've reached the right place. Dress code is fun so wear whatever you like - fancy dress is always welcome however a comfortable pair of trainers is a must!

Our friendly event team will be there to welcome you and play some great tunes to get you in the mood for some fun.

Make sure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start to take part in the Big Fun Warm up - it will help you wake up and loosen off before you start your run, jog, walk, dance or whatever any other method of completing the 5k route you choose. The event is not timed so don't worry about rushing round.

There will be signage and marshals along the route to cheer you on and make sure no-one goes the wrong way.

Once you come through the finish line you will be greeted by our friendly MC and finish team who will give you a bottle of water, an event goody bag and your well deserved Big Fun Run medal.  Remember your camera or phone and why not make your way to the Big Fun Run podium where you can take your picture along with anyone you've come with - if you're tweeting, we're tweeting! Give us a shout using #bigfunrun or join in the conversation at www.facebook.com/BigFunRun.

If you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for?!

For more event information, read on.....

Help Desk & Baggage

Got a question or need to pick up a number? Then visit our Help Desk tent where a member of our team will be able to help you. Runners will be able to store baggage at the help desk tent too, however there is no changing facility available.

Photographs

Bring your own camera/phone to take photos on the day. If you would like photographs of you on the course, please ask family or friends to take some for you. Why not pose infront of the Big Fun Run Pyramid. And remember to smile!

In the interest of safety

The Event Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.

Further info

There is no parking or vehicle access to Holyrood Park.  Parking is available in the underground car park next to Dynamic Earth.  Drop off points are Holyrood Park Road or Regent Road.  Otherwise you may have to walk 10-15 minutes to the starting area so plan your journey accordingly.  Pedestrian access is available via all entrances.  Runners are encouraged to consider public transport or car sharing.

For further information and travel/parking details at Holyrood Park please click here

The start/finish area is located on the playing fields to the rear of Holyrood Palace and only a short distance from the Scottish Parliament. This is on the north side of Holyrood Park of Queen's Drive. The course takes advantage of the excellent tarred surface as it follows Queen's Drive around Arthurs Seat. The route passes by the Salisbury Crags, the three lochs of Duddingston, Dunsapie and St Margaret’s and enjoys extensive views across Edinburgh. Please note that the route may be subject to change.


Holyrood Park is a 650 acre royal park a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. It has an array of hills and lochs and provides a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape.

 

Route Map