Sat 8 Jun 2024 Roslin, Midlothian, UK

Hop Run | 5K

If you like great beer and running on amazing riverside trails then this event is for you! Routes through the beautiful valley of the North Esk River and finish at the brewery for a free beer.

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  • Sat 8 Jun 2024
Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin > Stewart Brewing, Loanhead




Age 17 & over

  • 5 km trail running


Meet at Stewart Brewing’s incredible HQ in Loanhead where you will be whisked by coach to the historic Rosslyn Chapel (heavily featured in the Da Vinci Code book and film) to start your trail run through the beautiful valley of the North Esk River.

World-famous Rosslyn Chapel

You will pass tumbling waterfalls, still river pools, quiet natural forests and atmospheric ruins of the area’s surprising industrial past, before emerging at Stewart Brewing HQ to celebrate your achievement over a beer (the first one’s free!).

Along with your beer you will also receive a medal in the form of a branded bottle opener and a custom event t-shirt.

Stick around and soak up the atmosphere at the finish line whilst enjoying great beers, music, food and good times guaranteed after your run.


  • Much-loved annual trail run
  • From the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel
  • Run along the North Esk River valley
  • Finish at the award-winning Stewart Brewing
  • Perfect run to kick-off summer
  • For speedier or first-time trail runners
  • Free 10 week training plan
  • Beer, medal, bottle opener and t-shirt

This event is part of Hop Run.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators


Runners will be transported to the start line in waves.

  • 10:00 | Registration Opens
  • 11:50–12:00 | Bus Wave 1 loading (departure 1200, wave starts 1230)
  • 12:20–12:30 | Bus Wave 2 loading (departure 1230, wave starts 1300)
  • 12:50–13:00 | Bus Wave 3 loading (departure 1300, wave starts 1330)
  • 13:20–13:30 | Bus Wave 4 loading Event (departure 1330, wave starts 1400)
  • 13:50–14:00 | Bus loading 5K Event (departure 1400, 5K wave starts 1430)
  • Registration closes 45 minutes prior to your wave start time

Tap room

The tap room will be open when you finish, serving delicious pizzas and award winning beer - two good reasons for a sprint finish!

beer garden

Shoe type

Trail shoes.

  • Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Music
  • Restaurant
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Stewart Brewing
26a Dryden Road
EH20 9LZ

Free parking

Parking available within Bilston Glen Ind Estate, 26a Dryden Rd, Loanhead EH20 9LZ.

Coach transport

Coach transport to the start line is included. Please use the bus rather than your own transport to the start, that way no one misses their start time.

  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Rolling start
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Way markers

You will register at Stewart Brewing in the Bilston Glen Industrial Estate at Loanhead. Then you will be transported to the start line.

The 5K starts at the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel and takes you on a fully marshalled 5km(ish) course through Roslin Glen Country Park, following the North Esk River to Bilston Wood before returning you to Stewart Brewing for a well earned beer.

Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel.
North Esk River Valley
North Esk River Valley.
Brewery finale.
route map
From the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel (from the Da Vinci Code film and book, through Roslin Glen Country Park along the river, to finish at the award-winning Stewart Brewing for a free beer.

  • Bring your own cup
  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

A greener Hop Run

Bring your own cup

Feed station cups are the event's biggest source of waste so they're no longer provided. There will be no cups at feed stations. Please bring your own reusable vessel or there are some available in registration for a small fee. You will need to carry this with you and use it on the course if you wish to take water at the feed station.

Optional t-shirt

Some of you love them and some of you don’t. If you’re the latter, you now have the option to donate the cost of your event tee to the run charity, Bright Sparks. You can make this selection when you sign up by choosing 'No T-Shirt'. Your entry cost will remain the same and the equivalent value will be donated to Bright Sparks.

The Hop Run appreciates your help in ensuring minimal impact on the environment.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan

Need a training plan? Linda McLean Triathlon Coaching have kindly provided a 10 Week 10K Training Plan to get you ready for race day.

Held in our Hearts

This year the Hope Run will support Scottish charity Held in our Hearts who provide baby loss counselling and peer support to families, with over 40 years’ experience of offering compassionate bereavement care in the community. 

Money raised by the event will be donated to Stewart Brewing’s local charity partner, just make a donation on sign up and the money will be passed on to the charity.

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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The athlete briefing will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to the event and will answer any questions you may have.


  • Fully marked course with marshals
  • Coach transport to the start line
  • Finishers medal in the form of a bottle opener
  • Custom event t-shirt (optional?
  • Finisher beer (well, you will need to celebrate)
  • Alternative non-alcoholic option
  • Aid stations
  • Electronic timing
  • Safety and First Aid teams

Entry fees

Entry fee


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Age 18 & over

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