Blast Running, Summer Series
Three chip-timed race distances for you to choose from on Sunday mornings: a 2miler, a 5k and a 10km.
Whatever you are aiming for, whether you’re in the middle of Couch-to-5k, or training for a marathon and looking for company during part of your long Sunday run, we’re here to support your goals.
Your speed is not important, just bring your running mojo and we’ll do the rest! There are no weekly prizes except for that feel good glow you will have from taking part!
Our races will start and finish at the Gypsy Brae Recreation Ground, Edinburgh. The route is all tarmac; it's a flat course with no obstacles to manoeuvre.
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.
Gypsy Brae Recreation Ground, West Shore Road, Edinburgh EH5 1QD
By car: The venue is on the coast, North West of Edinburgh. Use postcode EH5 1QD for your Satnav.
By bus: Local bus routes are numbers 8, 14, 16 and 27
By bike: Cycle to us and we’ll watch your bike whilst you race!
There is ample, convenient and free car parking at West Shore Road.
A percentage of your entry fee will go to a local children’s mental health charity in the Lothians called Play Therapy Base. Play Therapy Base is a registered charity whose aim is to provide children aged 3 to 14 years with a child-centred therapeutic resource close to their local communities in Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh.
The race route starts at Gypsy Brae Park and heads Westwards towards Cramond along the foreshore; the 2 mile route will turn round at the area of the Boardwalk Café, the 5km route will turn around at the start of the Parkrun course, and the 10km route will be simply be 2 laps of the 5km course. 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.
Please follow all instructions from our race marshals as they are there to ensure your safety.
There will be a cut off of 93 minutes for the 10km run (15 minutes per mile).
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