Scottish 10K
Sun 18 Aug 2024 Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK

Scottish 10K

A seriously flat and rapid course with downhill sections along the coast to finish in the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse with a grandstand finish!

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  • Sun 18 Aug 2024
Musselburgh Racecourse, Musselburgh

Scottish 10K



Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running


If you're aiming for a new 10K PB or want to stride out along a pancake-flat course, this is the event for you. Views along the East Lothian coast and a raucous grandstand finale make this event popular year on year. Starting conveniently close to Edinburgh, you can make the most of the Scottish capital too.


  • Seriously flat and fast

    Ideal for setting a 10K personal best time.

  • Scenic route with sea views

    Along the invigorating East Lothian coast.

  • Grandstand finish

    At the final furlong of Musselburgh Racecourse.

  • Great event organisation

    With top reviews year on year and uplifting crowd support.

Event video

Event details

  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Spectators
  • Wheelchair users

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Coast
  • Free parking
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Musselburgh Racecourse
Linkfield Road
East Lothian
EH21 7RE

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The route starts and finishes just outside Edinburgh at Musselburgh Racecourse. The Scottish 10K route is seriously fast and flat! You'll run out and back along the magnificent Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland's oldest racecourse. Come and be part of it!

Route highlights

  • Start at Musselburgh Racecourse
  • Pass the historic Royal Musselburgh Golf Course
  • Run along the magnificent East Lothian Coast
  • Finish at the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland's oldest racecourse
Scottish 10K route map
Out and back along the coast with a rare grandstand finish.

Cut off time

1 hour 30 mintues

This event has a strict maximum cut off time of 1 hour 30 minutes (from when the back of the race crosses the start line) for all participants. The 10K is a serious athletics endurance race which requires a large amount of appropriate training and preparation in order to complete it safely. Therefore participants who do not intend to complete the course within this time limit are discouraged from entering.

Any runner who does not complete the course in 1 hour 30 minutes will not be permitted to complete the race and will not receive a result.

A sweeper bus follows the race at 1 hour 45 minute pace and if you are passed by the sweep bus at any point and for any reason, you will be asked to get onto the bus which will transport you back to the Finish area at the earliest possible opportunity. If you decide to not get onto the sweep bus, your running number is recorded and you are removed from the race, from this point onwards you will be continuing independently of the event and at your own risk. You will be recorded as a DNF within the results of the event.

  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Sustainability overview

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

  • Entries, marketing and runners' information online rather than paper
  • Encourage public transport
  • Communication with residents and businesses regarding road closures to reduce traffic congestion on the event weekend
  • Reduce noise pollution
  • Collect, recycle or re-purpose waste wherever possible
  • Donate unused food to food bank

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


  • Wicking finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • 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.

Health and Medical

MS Society

For a world free from the effects of MS.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • 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



Dogs Trust

Running rehoming centres to save over 16,000 abandoned dogs annually.

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

Sign up



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


Free sign up Children


Reducing the number of baby deaths.

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

Sign up



Target Ovarian Cancer

Raise awareness, fund research and save lives.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group

Sign up


  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid 09/10/2023 - 29/07/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid 09/10/2023 - 29/07/2024

I enjoyed the course which is predominantly downhill, making this a scenic PB event. Other than the turn around a traffic cone it was highly enjoyable to run along the Scottish coast with good spectator support. Jason R

Excellent course for PB. Good atmosphere. Colin B

Very flat as they advertise and a nice route with plenty of local support all the way along, locals also had a great supply of Haribos if you needed them. Finish area very well organised and nice t shirt, water bottle in a nice box along with a medal. Plenty for supporters to eat and drink at the finish and baggage trucks easy to find and retrieve your stuff. Really enjoyed this one and timing result comes in a few minutes by text once you’ve crossed the line. Neill P

The finish is in front of the grandstand at the racecourse which was really nice. At the end you were presented with your medal plus t-shirt, foil blanket, yoghurt bar, energy drink sachet and a bottle of water. Your bib number included what size of t-shirt you had requested so this should guarantee everyone got the right size. The medal detaches so can be used as a key ring. At the start there was no formal warm up so the atmosphere was a little flat, but pretty good overall. I would happily do this race again. Craig W

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