23 Nov

Escape The Cold With The Winter Warmer

Runners have been promised the perfect blend of whisky and running as the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Winter Warmer tours return for 2017. These tours offer a 5k jog through historic Edinburgh, and the opportunity to enjoy a whisky, which will be waiting for you at the end.

The Winter Warmer is part of Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tours and one of EMF’s professional guides will run with you up the Royal Mile, delving in and out of the various closes and wynds to tell you tales of Edinburgh’s fascinating and quirky history, at a pace to suit the group.

This is not a training session, if you want to go faster, then you will have the opportunity to do so, if you want to go slower – the guides will adjust the pace accordingly - ensuring no matter how fit you are, you can enjoy this tour with a tasty twist.

The Winter Warmer Tour starts by the flags outside the Parliament buildings, set in Holyrood Park, and finishes at the prestigious Scottish Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street in the New Town. This tour is a great way to get an insight into the capital city and enjoy sampling Scotland’s most famous export.  

The tour lasts 90 minutes in total, running for an hour then half an hour of whisky and chat to warm you from the inside as well.  As lovers of whisky, the guides are able to talk you through the distillation process and the differences in tasting whiskies, and the staff at the Scottish Malt Whisky Society will be able to answer your more distilled questions.

To book your place on a 2017 Winter Warmer Run visit here.