Scottish Half Marathon
Sun 18 Aug 2024 Tranent, East Lothian, UK

Scottish Half Marathon

A seriously flat and rapid point-to-point course with a downhill profile 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
Meadowmill Sports Centre, Tranent > Musselburgh Racecourse, Musselburgh

Scottish Half Marathon

11:00

£41.50-£43.75

Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running

Overview

If you're aiming for a new 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.

Highlights

  • Seriously flat and fast

    Ideal for setting a half marathon personal best time.

  • Scenic route with sea views

    Along the invigorating East Lothian coast.

  • Grandstand finish

    At the final furlong of Musselburgh Racecourse.

  • Reputable event organisation

    With 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

Meadowmill Sports Centre
Tranent
East Lothian
EH33 1LZ
UK

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • PB
  • Point to point
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The route is seriously flat and rapid - if you're looking to set a quick time or a new PB, this event is for you. The course gradually winds downhill, so with a net elevation loss and no hilly surprises, you can really stride out and power your way to the finish.

Route highlights

  • Starting just outside Edinburgh at Meadowmill Sports Centre
  • Run along the magnificent East Lothian Coast
  • Grandstand finish on the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse
Scottish Half Marathon route map
SCOTTISH HALF MARATHON
Point to point with an overall downhill profile and mostly coastal.

Cut off time

3 hours 15 minutes

This event has a strict maximum cut-off time of 3 hours 15 minutes for all participants (from when the back of the race crosses the start line). It 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 3 hours 15 minutes will not be permitted to complete the race and will not receive a result or a finisher's pack and medal.

A sweeper bus follows the race at 3 hour 15 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 not to 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 policy

GSi Events Ltd is committed to minimising the impact that their events have 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

Included

  • 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.

Cancer

Brainstrust

Helping the brain tumour community to feel less alone and more in control.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£300

Health and Medical

MS Society

For a world free from the effects of MS.

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

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£250

Animals

Cats Protection

For a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£250

Cancer

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
£20

Fundraise
£350

Cancer

Target Ovarian Cancer

Raise awareness, fund research and save lives.

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

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£250

Children

Lord's Taverners

The Lord’s Taverners exists to positively impact the lives of young people facing the challenges of inequality.

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

Sign up
£31.20

Fundraise
£350

Free sign up Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up
FREE

Fundraise
£250

Children

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
£15

Fundraise
£250

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
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Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£43.75

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

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£41.50

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

My first half, grandstand finish, great event.

Loved the route. See you all again next year.

Loved my first Scottish Half today whoop whoop/p>

Loads of support along the way, gorgeous route and an amazing finish. I couldn't recommend it enough.

We did it! And raised £1610. On top of the world!