6 Feb

Great Edinburgh Run Route Revealed

Great Edinburgh Run

Following the announcement that this year's Bupa Great Edinburgh Run on 27 April will include a 10-mile race, organisers have revealed details of the new route. In a video released by Bupa, presenter and keen runner Bryan Burnett, gives us a taste of what to expect as he takes viewers through the new course.

In the opening miles runners will be greeted by Commonwealth Games history as they pass Meadowbank Stadium, host of the Games in 1970 and 1986. The route continues towards the city centre, taking in historic monuments such as Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and the Scottish National Art Gallery.

Runners will also pass by more contemporary buildings along the route such as the Scottish Parliament and the Commonwealth Pool which will host the diving events at this year's Games. In addition to the city centre section, the course also covers a greener section of the Scottish capital as it heads away from the Old Town and towards Duddingston Loch before entering Holyrood Park. The final stretch will see runners head along Queen's Drive and up and over the side of Arthur's Seat before reaching the finish line.

For a full tour of the route, you can watch the video below.

 

For more information visit the Great Edinburgh Run website.