Before entering yourself or others into a race, please note the race entry terms and conditions below. Your completed entry form will be taken as your acceptance.
Age restrictions 5km participants must be age 15 or above on the day of the race.
Buggies Are welcome but please make yourself aware of the safety recommendations for pushing a young child in a running buggy.
Dogs Unfortunately our insurance will not cover this.
Entry Fee £5 online entry / £5.50 for entries on the day (cash only).
For all non SAL (Scottish Athletic Licence) members a race levy of £2 is payable to Scottish Athletics. This will be added to your online/on the day entry fee and will be transferred in full to Scottish Athletics from Blast Running. Annual SAL memberships are available from £8 for Juniors and £21 for adults from Scottish Athletics.
Refunds In the unlikely event of the race being cancelled owing to forces outside the organiser’s control, we regret that NO entry fees can be refunded after entries have been processed. We do not operate a deferment system.
Registration All participants must register to collect their timing chip before 12.35pm on the day of the race. On the day registration will take place in the Meadows at the Blast Running Gazebo, adjacent to Lonsdale Terrace. On the day registration will open at 12noon and close at 12.30pm For safety reasons please do not swap shoe chips with other participants, if you are involved in a medical situation we can use your chip information to get you the help you need.
Baggage Unsecured baggage storage will be available at the Blast Running Gazebo. The race organisers take no responsibility for any items stored before, during or after the race.
Race Briefing There will be a race safety brief given to all runners 5 minutes before the event to go over any safety issues and give the opportunity for runners to ask any questions.
Start time The 5km race will start promptly at 12.45pm.
The race route starts by the Pavillion Cafe on Melville Drive and flows onto the inner peritmeter path in a clockwise direction, the route then joins the tarmac path which runs adjacent to Lonsdale Terrace and continues up and round North Meadow Walk to the far side of the East Meadows play park and joins the inner footpath again which runs adjacent to Melville Drive. It then cuts diagonally North West across the park at Boys Brigade Walk. At the top of Middle Meadow Walk the route cuts back down diagonally South West down Jawbone Walk and in front of the Pavillian Café to start the second lap. It is 2 lap course and will start and finish at the same point.
Please follow all instructions from our race marshals as they are there to ensure your safety.
There will be a cut off time of 45 minutes for the 5km race (15 minutes per mile).
Water Stops No water will be provided, please ensure you have enough water and fuel for your race if required.
Race Results Official race results will be available online at www.blastrunning.co.uk
Prize Giving There are no weekly prizes except for that feel good glow you will have from taking part!
Race Limit 100 runners
Car Parking There is limited metered parking on the surrounding streets, please leave enough time to find a parking space and get to the start line on time.
Toilets There are public toilets at the top of Bruntsfield Links and at the Summerhall end of The Meadows.
Race contact For any queries about the race please contact us through the website or call the Race Director, Catriona Bruce, on 07905167695.
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Good luck with your training!
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