Bupa Great Edinburgh Run 19th April 2015

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Bupa Great Edinburgh Run event information

For 2015 there is a 10-mile distance that features The Royal Mile, Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle. The distance represents a perfect middle marker for runners looking to step up or cool down their half marathon or marathon training, whilst also providing a valuable test for those looking to improve their performance and times over shorter distances in the summer. This really is a unique opportunity to see everything Edinburgh has to offer. Recently voted the second best city to call home in Britain, you’ll be taking in the wild and dramatic natural world of Arthur’s Seat and Duddingston Loch having already experienced the rich history and man-made beauty in the city centre.

Registration and fees

If you would like one of these places, you’ll need to be able to fundraise a minimum of £200 and a pay non-refundable deposit of £25 to secure your place. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you are interested please e-mail us at [email protected] or call 0303 040 1770.

You can register by filling out this form here Register for Bupa Great Edinburgh Run

Your BUPA Great Edinburgh Run entry includes

From Pancreatic Cancer Action –
•a training t-shirt
•a fundraising pack with advice to make your fundraising easy and fun.
•support and encouragement from the our team throughout your training and on the big day.

There will be drink stations along the route.

Once you have finished, you will receive your medal, food and drink, and a goody bag with a souvenir race t-shirt and other products. A few days after your race you can expect to receive the race results and a selection of photographs taken around the course of you in action – which will be excellent mementoes!

Location and transport

More information can be found on the Official Website

Race Map 

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Fundraising

Fundraising funds research that saves lives. We want to get more people diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only cure.

Set up your online fundraising page –Virgin Money Giving

Visit our fundraising section for some great tips. Fundraising Section

On the day

Plan your travel well in advance of the event and aim to arrive at the start/finish in Holyrood Park before around one hour before you are due to run. This will ensure you have plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the facilities, relax and properly prepare for the run.

The day of your race will be a fantastic experience that you will never forget. In addition to running your race, the build up and culmination of all your training makes everything worthwhile. You need to rise early so that you can top up your energy stores before heading for the start. There will be many thousands of runners – which will make for an amazing atmosphere! Everyone will line up in positions according to their expected finishing time – indicated by placards at the side of the road – and then the start gun will fire and you’ll be off!

En route there will be drinks stations where you can top up with water and/or energy replacement drinks. Pace judgement is very important during your race, and your training plan will help you to prepare for running at an even consistent pace. There are usually big crowds at the finish, and crossing the line and achieving your goal is a memory that will stay with you forever!

Event times

Event date – 19th April 2015

Registration open –

Event starts – 10am

Event finishes –

Equipment and what to wear

To start your training, basic shorts and a t-shirt and/or sweatshirt is pretty much all you need. There is an excellent range of running-specific kit available that will keep you dry, will help you to avoid any chafing problems and will be light and comfortable to wear – but to begin with you’ll probably find that you already own enough gear to get you started. However, one area of kit where you shouldn’t compromise is on training shoes – and it is certainly worth investing in a proper pair of running-specific trainers. Seek out a specialist retailer who can give you advice and, if necessary, assess your gait, so that you can find the most suitable shoe for your running style. Remember that a good pair of running shoes is an investment in comfort and injury prevention, and will repay you again and again long after your initial outlay.

Training

We do recommend training for this event. Try walking or running this distance prior to the day of the event. This will give you an idea of what to expect.

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Places cost £45 please e-mail [email protected] or call 0303 040 1770
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