Rock ‘n’ Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon and 10K scheduled for 29 June, 2014 has been cancelled. Race organisers made the announcement this afternoon (Monday, 3 March) although there have been rumours circulating that the event may be in doubt following the recent cancellation of the Oslo Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon due to the lack of interest in the Norwegian race.
The Edinburgh Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon was launched in a blaze of publicity in 2012 when Competitor Group took over the running of the previous Edinburgh Half Marathon. Last year 5,500 participants were involved in the event but heavy rain meant that the post-race concert was cancelled. This led to the re-scheduling of the race from spring to summer for 2014.
Disappointed entrants commented on Facebook with many overseas runners bemoaning the loss of travel and accommodation expenses or a raceless weekend in the Scottish capital.
The organiser's statement said: "A great amount of effort from our organisation and our partners has gone into trying to operate this event for the third year, but unfortunately we were not able to secure the necessary local support to operate this event at a level that you would expect from the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series."