15 MILES

EDINBURGH

29 SEP 2019

Run with your city

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.

Really enjoyed Edinburgh’s first ever @shelterscotland #UrbanRush - I’ll be back next year for sure! Now time for some sleep...

@JamesBattye
A runner getting support from the crowd
Really enjoyed Edinburgh’s first ever @shelterscotland #UrbanRush - I’ll be back next year for sure! Now time for some sleep...

@JamesBattye

£169,000

raised by Urban Rush runners in 2018

How we fight homelessness

With the support of fundraisers like you, last year we helped 21,290 people across Scotland through our advice and support services.

But there are still 530 families in temporary accommodation in Edinburgh today. We offer help to anyone who needs it, and campaign to solve the housing crisis. We need your support.

Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound raised will make a difference.

Runners passing the finish line

The route

Full route description: The root begins at Holyrood Car Park next to Arthur’s Seat, before heading into Edinburgh Old town, along the top section of the Royal Mile and past St Giles Cathedral. It then heads towards the New Town and into Stockbridge. The route heads along Circus Lane, then into the Dean Village and along the Water of Leith Walkway. The route then heads up through the Easter and Wester Craiglockhart hills, along the Braid Hills and through the Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve, along the Braid Burn River. The route then passes through Inch Park, around the Bawsinch Nature Reserve, around the bottom of Holyrood finish and back to the start area. Full route description: The root begins at Holyrood Car Park next to Arthur’s Seat, before heading into Edinburgh Old town, along the top section of the Royal Mile and past St Giles Cathedral. It then heads towards the New Town and into Stockbridge. The route heads along Circus Lane, then into the Dean Village and along the Water of Leith Walkway. The route then heads up through the Easter and Wester Craiglockhart hills, along the Braid Hills and through the Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve, along the Braid Burn River. The route then passes through Inch Park, around the Bawsinch Nature Reserve, around the bottom of Holyrood finish and back to the start area.

Registration for individuals and teams of 4

Want to know more about Urban Rush? Take a look at our FAQ

Starting and finishing in Holyrood Park, Urban Rush is a unique 15-mile run around Scotland's iconic capital.

Yes, it’s a run – but the event is open to people of all abilities. How long it takes depends on your level of fitness and approach. We expect a range of times, between 1 hour 45mins and 3 hours 30mins.

Think half-marathon – plus a wee bit more! Take a look at our training page for hints, tips and full training programmes.

No – the route is fully marked, and there will be marshals on hand throughout.

As a unique cross-city urban run, the roads will not be closed, but the course will be extremely well marshalled. Both traffic and pedestrian management programmes will be in place.

Runner in a field

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