Although its brotherly Glasgow event has been around for a while, Men’s 10K Edinburgh is only in its second year. Consistently around 40% of the men taking part have never entered a running event before. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and three years less than in England and Wales. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Our aim is to help change this, little by little – and the Men’s 10K is how we are doing it!
Starting on the historic Royal Mile, this incredible city centre route takes you past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. It then goes past the Scott Monument and swoops past the Scottish Parliament building, before carrying onto Holyrood Park. Here you take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat, as well as Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth, before heading on to the Grassmarket. As you reach the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket you’re past the halfway point, where the cheering crowds will help you on your way to a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
As the name may suggest this is one of the toughest runs in Edinburgh. But by far one of the best. Very well organised and a great event to run.
took the challenge again and once again it didn't disappoint it's well organised and leading up to the event always receiving emails. At the start we set off on time and only at the start is it a bit tight but once back over Waverley station it broadens out and there's plenty of space on the up and down course, not overly hilly but defo not flat. A great finish in Murrayfield stadium.