BUPA Great Edinburgh Run

Runners competing in a road race

A permanent fixture in Scotland's capital since 2005, the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run this year provides runners a chance to compete on a brand new 10 mile route on 27 April.

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 1.30 and the Junior Great Run at 14.15.

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27 April - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's BUPA Great Edinburgh Run.

This year's BUPA Great Edinburgh Run takes place on 27 April, with the BUPA Junior and Mini Great Edinburgh Runs giving 9-15 and 3-8 year olds a chance to run in their own races on the same afternoon.

This new 10 mile race takes runners past Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle and the Queen's official residence in Scotland, Holyrood Palace. 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.

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.

Edinburgh will also host the 5k Great Winter Run on Saturday 10 January.

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

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