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Great Edinburgh Run 2017 weather forecast

Runners in a road race

Runners competing in a road race

Sun 23 Apr 2017

A permanent fixture in Scotland's capital since 2005, Great Edinburgh Run will take place on Sunday 23 April and will follow a route past some of the city's most iconic sights. This year the Great Edinburgh Run will feature a 5-mile route in addition to the traditional 10-mile event.

The Great Edinburgh Run has seen varying weather conditions in the Scottish capital, however it has previously been run in the summer months. Bringing the race forward to spring once again in 2017 will likely mean cooler temperatures, and slightly less chance of rain as April has been the driest month in Edinburgh as shown by records from 1981-2010.

The participants will be looking for a cool and cloudy day, with a light breeze to make for the best running conditions.

The 5-mile race will start at 9:30, and the 10-mile event at 9:45. These are followed by the Toddler Dash at 13:05 and the Family Run at 13:30.

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  • Light shower day 17 °C

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Thursday (Thursday 27 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 1
Friday (Friday 28 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:29 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 29 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:27 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 30 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:25 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 31 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:23 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: First quarter
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23 April - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Great Edinburgh Run.

This year's Great Edinburgh Run takes place on 23 April, with the Family Mile giving children and adults a chance to run together around a shorter distance course.

The 10 mile race starts in Holyrood Park and takes runners past some of the city's most famous landmarks such as the Scott Monument, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Competitors will then race up and over the side of Arthur's Seat where they will be rewarded with beautiful views over Edinburgh, before running down towards the finish line in Holyrood Park. This year's new 5-mile race also provides the perfect sight-seeing tour of Edinburgh, for those who want a shorter running route.

Whether you are planning to take part in the race or lining the streets to cheer on the runners, check the Edinburgh weather forecast before setting off.

For further information about the event, visit the Great Edinburgh Run website.

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