6 Apr

Final Chorus At Rock N Roll Half

Rock N Roll Half Marathon

Runners interested in taking part at the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Edinburgh are being encouraged to register before the deadline this Sunday (April 8). The event, which is the first of its kind in the UK, will see competitors enjoy an up-tempo fusion of music and running.

With the Rock 'n' Roll series a massive hit across the United States - it is estimated to attract over 450,000 participants to its various locations each year - the Scottish capital is bracing itself for a high-octane affair on Sunday, April 15.

Indie band Kassidy will be headlining the event's post-race concert with a host of up-and-coming bands performing at mile points along the course to keep runners entertained and energised. The eclectic line-up will include Hitchcock Blonde, Millsyeck, Homework, The Detours, Red 2 Red, Japan Four and Cow Cow Boogie, amongst many others.

The half marathon, which has been likened to a 13.1 mile block party, will enjoy a new city centre route, created in anticipation of runners travelling to the city for the first time. The race will start and finish in Holyrood Park, making a loop around the city centre.

You can still register for the event by visiting the Rock 'n' Roll website.