15 Feb

RoadBlock Run Returns

Runners take on hurdles at last year's RoadBlock Run

RoadBlock Run - the obstacle-strewn 10k - returns to Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh on Sunday 22 September. The race (originally called Urbanathlon Scotland) is organised by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and has now raised over £135,000 for the charity.

There is a strong fancy dress element to RoadBlock Run, with participants last year dressing up as Pokémon characters, dragons, knights and princesses. The course requires you to scramble, crawl, jump, and wade your way through 11 obstacles. You can run as an individual or grab two friends/colleagues and run as a team. Prizes are awarded for fastest male and female, fastest teams and the best fancy dress.

Barrie-Duncan Fraser (right), winner of last year's best fancy dress award, poses with a fellow runner.

Event organiser, Alison Acosta, spoke of her excitement about this year's race: "We are very much looking forward to the RoadBlock Run in September. The participants last year helped raise over £22,000 with many of them competing for our fancy dress prize. The RoadBlock Run is very much a fun run. We welcome people of all abilities, from those who want to compete for fastest individual or team, to those who just want to come have a laugh, support a great cause and see if they can get round dressed as a giant bear or set of crayons!"

Early bird registration is available now until the end of February at a discounted rate of £6 per person (registration fee from March will be £14). To take advantage of this offer, visit the RoadBlock Run website.