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Great Edinburgh Run

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Runners competing in a road race

Sun 17 Apr 2016

A permanent fixture in Scotland's capital since 2005, Great Edinburgh Run will take place on Sunday 17 April and will follow a 10-mile route past some of the city's most iconic sights.

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 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 first wave of runners will start at 9:30, with two subsequent waves starting ten minutes apart. The Family Mile will then start at 13:30.

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Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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17 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 17 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.

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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