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Blast Running @ Gypsy Brae

Edinburgh, Scotland

Gipsy Brae Recreation Ground, Edinburgh, UK

Sun 6th December 2020

Starting at 10:30

1 race



Races will start promptly at 10.30am at the Gypsy Brae Park (Sundays) and 12.45pm at the Meadows (Tuesdays). During the period of COVID-19 restrictions the race will take place in a time-trial format, with runners starting in 5 second intervals. The published results will show a chip time (which is the actual time you ran the course) and the official time (which is when the stopwatch starts). Your entry form will ask you to give an estimated 5km time and this will allow us to allocate you in the correct time slot to avoid any pinch points along the route. 

Blast Running has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

We meet up every Sunday for a 10.30am race start at Gypsy Brae Recreation Ground, which is at the end of Silverknowes Promenade.

There is plenty of free parking, local bus routes are numbers 8, 14, 16 and 27 or cycle down to us and we’ll watch your bike whilst you race!

All our races are chip timed however our spirit is that we are here to support your personal racing goals. Whether you are trying to break 20 minutes or 40 minutes for your 5km the clock only starts timing you when you cross the start line.… can you sneak under your PB?


  • 5 Km


    Standard Individual Entry

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00



  • 5 Km


    Standard Individual Entry

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00


Gypsy Brae Recreation Ground, EH5 1QD, which is at the end of Silverknowes Promenade

Race Information

Start Time

Events are chip timed for accuracy

Bag Storage
Unsecured baggage storage will be available at the Blast Running Gazebo. The race organisers take no responsibility for any items stored before, during or after the race.

Age restrictions
In accordance with Scottish Athletic guidelines, 5km participants must be age 11 or above on the day of the race.

Solo children
Participants age below 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants aged between 10 -16 can run by themselves but please note that they are not the responsibility of the race organiser, neither on the course or at the start/finish area. There will be friendly marshals on the course whom they can ask for any assistance plus a designated meeting point arranged by the organisers (the registration gazebo) but Blast Running cannot be held responsible for the safety of your child whilst you are not with them, either on the course or at the start/finish area.

Are welcome but please make yourself aware of the safety recommendations for pushing a young child in a running buggy.

Unfortunately our insurance will not cover this.

Affiliated Entries
There is a £2 discount for members affiliated members of Scottish Athletics. Please select this during registration.

Car Parking
There is plenty of free parking

There are toilets at World of Football, Marine Drive, from 10am. This is 700m from the registration and start line. The Boardwalk café opens at 10am for post race refreshments and they have toilets for paying customers.


On Sundays, registration will open at 9.30am and takes place at the Blast Running Gazebo, Gypsy Brae Park, West Shore Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1QD.

For safety reasons please do not swap shoe chips with other participants, if you are involved in a medical situation we can use your chip information to get you the help you need.

Course Details

The Sunday morning race route starts at Gypsy Brae Park and heads Westwards towards Cramond along the foreshore, you turn around at the start of the Parkrun course and return to the start area with a final loop around the grass to finish. It is all tarmac and is a flat course with very few obstacles, such as trees, to manoeuvre. It will start and finish at the same point.

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