Before entering yourself or others into a race, please note the race entry terms and conditions below.
Age restrictions – 2 mile participants must be age 5 or above on the day of the race. 5km participants must be age 11 or above on the day of the race. 10km participants must be age 15 or above on the day of the race.
Solo children – Participants age below 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants aged between 10 -16 can run by themselves but please note that they are not the responsibility of the race organiser, neither on the course or at the start/finish area. There will be friendly marshals on the course whom they can ask for any assistance plus a designated meeting point arranged by the organisers (the registration gazebo) but Blast Running cannot be held responsible for the safety of your child whilst you are not with them, either on the course or at the start/finish area.
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.
2 miles and 5km - £5 for online entry / entries on the day (cash only on the day).
10km £6 online entry / entries on the day (cash only on the day).
Participants under 10 are free, participants age 10-19 are £2 online entry / entries on the day (cash only on the day) for all distances.
For ADULT non SAL (Scottish Athletic Licence) members a race levy of £2 is payable to SAL, which is added to your entry fee and will be transferred in full to SAL upon the event date.
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 9.15am on the day of the race. Registration will take place at Blast Running Gazebo, Gypsy Brae Park, West Shore Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1QD. Registration will open at 8.30am and close at 9.15am. 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 – All races (2 miles / 5km /10km) will start promptly at 9.30am at the Gypsy Brae Park.
Race Route - The race route starts at Gypsy Brae Park and heads West towards Cramond along the foreshore, the 2 mile route will turn round at the area of the Boardwalk Café, the 5km route will turn around at the start of the Parkrun course and the 10km route will be simply be 2 laps of the 5km course. It is all tarmac and is a flat course with very few obstacles such as trees to manoeuvre. It 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 of 93 minutes for the 10km run (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 Finish - The race will finish at The Gypsy Brae Park where your family, friends and supporters can come along and cheer you across the finish line. Official race results will be automatic for runners via text message (on the mobile number given at entry) as well as online at www.blastrunning.co.uk/results
Prize Giving – There are no weekly prizes except that feel good glow you will have all day from taking part!
Race Limit – 200 runners
Car Parking – There is ample, free and convenient car parking at West Shore Road.
Toilets – We have hired the use of a room and toilets at World of Football, Marine Drive, from 10am - 11am. This a 700m walk from the registration and start line. Your family and friends are welcome to use them too. The Boardwalk café opens at 10am for post race refreshments and they have toilets for paying customers.
Race contact –For any queries about the race please contact us through the website or call the Race Director, Catriona Bruce, on 07905167695.
GDPR - to view our event privacy notice please contact us and we will be will happy to send it to you.
Good luck with your training!