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The Sunset Running Festival 2022

Edinburgh, Midlothian

EH5 1QD West Shore Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sat 25th June 2022

Starting at 17:00

4 races

£21.00 - £31.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

We have a C-19 in place to keep you as safe as possible, please email us and we'll send you a copy.

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

Organiser's Description

This is the 2nd year of this sunset running festival which starts at 5pm in the evening and enjoys a beautiful sunset finish line!

* It is a completely flat, seaside route at Silverknowes Promenade, offering PB galore.
* The 7km loop allows the organisers to provide you with an abundance of choices of distance and team entries.

* You can enter as:
a SOLO MARATHON runner (26.2 miles / 42km / 6 loops)
or SOLO HALF MARATHON runner (13.1 mile / 21km / 3 loops)
or a 2 runner RELAY team (minimum 7km / 1 loop each)
or a 3 runner RELAY team (minimum 7km / 1 loop each)

* There will be water stations every 2 miles which will have water and Active Route sports drink. You are encouraged to run with your own water carrier and to fill this up.

* Portaloos will be available every 4 miles.
* The route will be marshalled and first aiders will be present.
* There will be a woodfired pizza waiting for you at the finish line.
* Medals and goodie bags for all finishers.
* T-shirts are an additional option, please let us know if you would like to order one (they come in male/female cuts and sizes XS-XL).

* 300 maximum entries

Races

  • Marathon - Individual

    £27.00

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Relay Team Entry

    £26.00

    2 People

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Relay Team Entry

    £31.00

    3 People

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Half Marathon - Individual

    £21.00

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Marathon - Individual

    £27.00

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Relay Team Entry

    £26.00

    2 People

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Relay Team Entry

    £31.00

    3 People

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Half Marathon - Individual

    £21.00

    Scottish Athletics (SA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

What's Included

* There will be water stations every 2 miles which will have water and Active Route sports drink. You are encouraged to run with your own water carrier and to fill this up.
* Portaloos will be available every 4 miles.
* The route will be marshalled and first aiders will be present.
* There will be a woodfired pizza waiting for you at the finish line.
* Medals and goodie bags for all finishers.
* T-shirts are an additional option, please let us know if you would like to order one (they come in male/female cuts and sizes XS-XL).
* 300 maximum entries

  • Bespoke medals
  • Bespoke tshirts (pre-order)
  • WATER STATIONS
  • LOADS OF SUPPORT

Parking

There is ample, convenient and free car parking at West Shore Road. There are currently bollards in place restricting access so you’ll have to approach from either side and walk the 200m or so down to the Gypsy Brae area.

Location

The race takes place along the beautiful shoreline of Silverknowes and Cramond beaches.

Course Details

The race is 6 x 7km laps. The loop starts at Gypsy Brae Park and heads Westwards towards Cramond along the foreshore where you run around the ‘flagpole’ before turning back towards Granton. 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 area.
Please follow all instructions from our race marshals as they are there to ensure your safety.

FAQs

  • Where are the water stops?

    There will be a water and fuel station at 7km, 14km, 21km, 28km and 35km.

  • When is the race briefing?

    There will be a race safety brief given to all runners 5 minutes before the event to go over any safety issues and give the opportunity for runners to ask any questions.

  • Is there a bag drop?

    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

    For the full marathon, participants should be 18 or above. Solo children aged between 10 -17 can run by themselves as part of a team 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.

  • Can I run with a buggy?

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

  • Can I run with a dog?

    Unfortunately our insurance will not cover this.

Reviews

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2 reviews

KD
Ken

·6 days ago

I live locally and really loved having an event on my doorstep. I met a number of friends old and new most of whom I wasn't aware that they had also entered. I ran with one friend who I hadn't seem for several years and we discovered as we talked at the start line that we were aiming for the same time - so ran together. The event was very very well organised and I was really impressed how well it went. I thought the three stations went well but there was quite a queue for the registration. Perhaps a separate tent for the marathon would have worked better? Also 4 loos was maybe 2 short? There is always a queue for these in events to be fair but I joined a queue at 4.25pm and had only 10 mins spare before the race - there were 30 people behind me who I guess might have got a little tense at that point. Nevertheless the helpers were amazing and so cheerful. A good number of spectators at the start and finish line - a little thin elsewhere. I'm glad I did the half marathon I think the marathon would have been hard work without cheering at 65% of the course. Overall a 5 star review with only a couple of suggestions for improvement.
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Ian

·6 days ago

Excellent organisation and really friendly welcome on arrival and registration. Nice flat course and very scenic route long the shoreline. The 3 laps for the half marathon are set up for fast times. Would certainly recommend giving this event support in the future.

Location

Edinburgh, Midlothian

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