Age 17 & over
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.
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.
This event is part of Hop Run.
Runners will be transported to the start line in waves.
The tap room will be open when you finish, serving delicious pizzas and award winning beer - two good reasons for a sprint finish!
26a Dryden Road
Parking available within Bilston Glen Ind Estate, 26a Dryden Rd, Loanhead EH20 9LZ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need a training plan? Linda McLean Triathlon Coaching have kindly provided a 10 Week 10K Training Plan to get you ready for race day.
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.
The athlete briefing will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to the event and will answer any questions you may have.