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3 Nov

Promoting Positive MEN-Tality

Fireworks are expected as the third annual Men’s 10K Edinburgh which takes place in the heart of the capital on Sunday (5 November). The race helps raise awareness of men’s health issues and has welcomed over 4000 runners since its inception in 2015. 

This stunning 10k route begins on the Royal Mile, passing by many of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks including the Scott Monument, Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth before heading back through the Grassmarket at which point you are beyond the half way and the cheering crowds will help you on your way to a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

While its brotherly Glasgow event has been around for a while, Men’s 10K Edinburgh is only in its third 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. The aim of the Men’s 10K is to help change this, little by little.

Entries to the Men’s 10K Edinburgh are now closed, you can get involved in all the pre-race build-up by using #positiveMentality. Full race results from Sunday’s race will appear on our Race Listing page.