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Edinburgh 5k

Starting and finishing near EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth, this beautiful scenic route takes you around 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 and after 0.5km the route passes St. Margaret’s Loch before starting the ascent around the east side of Arthur’s Seat before you pass Dunsapie Loch at around 2k. On the far side of Arthur’s seat and approaching the halfway point, runners can enjoy spectacular views of Duddingston Loch below and across the southside of Edinburgh and beyond towards the Pentland Hills with the knowledge that the rest of the route is flat and downhill! As the route continues down the West Side of this famous old volcano you can enjoy the views of the steep slopes on your right and in the distance the cheering masses at the final turn. The last 250m section runs back through the Start Line and then turns left onto Holyrood Gait and the Finish Line.

How you can join us in 2019:

You can apply for a free Charity Place in exchange for a pledge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. You must be at least 13 years old to take part and pledge to raise a minimum of £100.

Apply for a Charity Place

Alternatively you can purchase your Own Place via the website above and use it raise as much as you can. If you do choose this option be sure to let us know you will be running for Team C F so we can ensure you receive the right level of support (and of course so that you get your freebies!)

Let us know

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


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