Men's 10K Edinburgh
Sun 22 Sep 2024 Edinburgh, UK

Men's 10K Edinburgh

If you need a goal to motivate you, the Men’s 10K is the perfect opportunity for you to lace up those trainers and make a difference, either to your own life or someone else’s.

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  • Sun 22 Sep 2024
Royal Mile, Edinburgh > Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Men's 10K Edinburgh



Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running


Come along and take part in the Men’s 10K Edinburgh! Consistently around 40% of the men taking part in this event have never entered a running event before. It's the perfect opportunity to lace up your trainers and make a difference, either to your own life or someone else’s.


  • Central Edinburgh views

    From the start on the Royal Mile, in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, to the finish line at Murrayfield Stadium.

  • A rare men-only run

    Race to raise awareness of the health issues that affect men in Scotland.

  • Supportive atmosphere

    Revel in the crowd's encouragement with a raucous grandstand finale!

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Wheelchair users


You are welcome to complete the course at your own pace, however, there is a maximum time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes. This is very inclusive as even completing the route at a relatively slow walking pace will see you finish within 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you plan to walk the whole distance you are requested to allow runners to start in front of you.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Royal Mile

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations

Route highlights

  • Start on the historic Royal Mile
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Princes Street Gardens
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Scott Monument
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Holyrood Park
  • Arthurs Seat
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Grassmarket
  • Grandstand finish at Murrayfield Stadium

1K - Royal Mile

The name 'Edinburgh' comes from the ancient Gaelic “Dun Eidyn” which means 'hill fort on the sloping ridge'. The Royal Mile runs down the East shoulder of this once active volcano and this is what gives the Royal mile its distinguishable geographical location. It was 325 million years ago during an ice age that the immense pressure of moving glaciers carved out its profile.

2K - Holyrood Palace

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The Queen is in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during Holyrood week, which usually takes place from the end of June to the beginning of July.

4K - Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh part of its distinctive skyline. The park contains a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years.

5K - Grassmarket

First mentioned in the Registrum Magni Sigilii Regum Scotorum (1363) as “the street called Newbygging [new buildings] under the castle”, the Grassmarket was, from 1477, one of Edinburgh’s main market places, a part of which was given over to the sale of horse and cattle (the name apparently deriving from livestock grazing in pens beyond its western end). The view to the north, dominated by the castle, has long been a favourite subject of painters and photographers, making it one of the iconic views of the city.

10K - The finish line

Get ready for a stadium finish at the iconic BT Murrayfield Stadium. In 1897, the Scottish Football Union, as it was then called, bought land at Inverleith. This was the home of rugby in Scotland until the first Murrayfield Stadium was built in 1925, on ground bought from the Edinburgh Polo Club, and offers runners the opportunity of a rare grandstand finish.

Men's 10K elevation profile

  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Sustainability policy

This event is committed to minimising the impact it has on the local environment, implemented in the following ways:

  • Online entries rather than paper forms
  • Marketing material online rather than flyers and posters
  • Runner information online rather than printed
  • Public transport encouraged
  • Communication with residents and business regarding road closures, to reduce traffic congestion
  • Reduce noise pollution
  • All waste collected and recycled/repurposed wherever possible
  • Unused food donated to food bank

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • iTAB
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Wicking finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Distance keyring
  • Finisher's pack
  • Personalised event number with accurate timing chip
  • Event baggage facilities
  • Hydration on route
  • Hydration and nutrition at the finish
  • Results posted in your account within 48 hours
  • Fantastic running experience

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.


British Heart Foundation

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



Target Ovarian Cancer

Raise awareness, fund research and save lives.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Health and Medical

MS Society

For a world free from the effects of MS.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Offering support, advice and information to UK families affected by retinoblastoma.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Supporting every baby, child, young person and family in Edinburgh's Children's Hospital to help make time spent in hospital better.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Free sign up Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up



Heart Research UK

Funding pioneering medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

  • T-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


  • Age 15 & over
  • 2000 places
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
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Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid 06/11/2023 - 02/09/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid 06/11/2023 - 02/09/2024

Entry fee


Valid 02/09/2024 - 20/09/2024

This was my first ever run. It was well-organised and easy to attend and start. The run is very flat with a gradual uphill kilometre about 5K. Excellent finishing venue at Murrayfield Stadium where you finish in front of the cheering supporters in the stand. Now I’m hooked on running! 

At the start there is a good atmosphere as you're surrounded by tall buildings at the top of the Royal Mile next to the castle. The run takes in tourist attractions in parts of the old town, Arthur’s Seat and the parliament. I would recommend this race to all abilities. William M

This was the first time I had done this race and I thought it was great. Craig W

A well organised closed-road race starting in the heart of Edinburgh's old town and finishing in Murrayfield Stadium. The course is great for beginners as it features a lot of downhill sections and none of the inclines are especially steep or challenging. Finishers receive a bag with a technical T-shirt, foil blanket, bottle of water and an Eat Natural fruit and nut bar and of course everyone gets a medal. Paul D

Personally I had a fantastic race managing a PB ... and a blistering sprint finish! It was my third year of running the race and probably my favourite 10K so far - a PB always helps! Paul D

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