Great Edinburgh Run

Runners competing in a road race

A permanent fixture in Scotland's capital since 2005, Great Edinburgh Run will take place on Sunday19 April and will use the 10-mile route first used at last year's 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 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 Mini Great run will then start at 13.30 and the Junior Great Run at 14.15.

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19 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 19 April, with the Junior and Mini Great Edinburgh Runs giving 9-15 and 3-8 year olds a chance to run in their own races, 2.5 km and 1.5 km respectively, on the same afternoon.

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 have to 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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