Starting and finishing near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth, this beautiful, scenic route takes place in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.
Runners start on Queens Drive with a 200m downhill section before heading past the steep sides of Arthurs Seat on your right and Dynamic Earth, The Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace on your left. Continuing on towards the 1km mark you will pass St. Margaret’s Loch before starting the ascent around the east side of Arthurs Seat. As you continue the clockwise route around this famous old volcano, you will pass Dunsapie Loch at around 2.5km. Now on the far side of Arthurs seat at 3km runners can enjoy spectacular views of Duddingston Loch below and across the south side of Edinburgh and beyond towards the Pentland Hills. Approaching the 4km marker you will enjoy a panoramic view of the City. The route then doubles back on itself along Duddingston Low Road at 5km and through Duddingston Village at 6km. The route joins the Innocent Railway Road through 7km and 8km and then heads back up onto Queens Drive. Passing the 9km it’s now downhill all the way, back through the Start Line again and the final 250m dash to the cheering crowds and the finish line on Holyrood Gait.
How you can join us in 2018:
You can apply for a free Charity Place in exchange for a pledge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. You must be over 15 years old to take part and pledge to raise a minimum of £150.
Apply for a Charity Place
Alternatively you can purchase your Own Place via the website above and use it to raise as much as you can. If you do choose this option please be sure to let us know you will be running for Team CF so we can make sure you receive the right level of support (and of course so that you get your freebies!)
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However you get a place, we promise all runners loads of support and encouragement along the way including:
- Team CF running top
- Fundraising pack and ideas
- New online interactive Training Zone
- Regular team enewsletters
- Post run hospitality