The Bupa Great Edinburgh Run is now expected to attract around 10,000 competitors on Sunday, May 3. The event which has grown dramatically in recent years will also host hosting the inaugural Scottish Inter-District 10 kilometres road running championships.
Teams from the East, North and West of Scotland, in addition to Scottish Universities, will compete in both men's and women's elite races over the testing course around the capital. The district teams will line up in a field comprising several world class athletes as well as club and recreational runners.
The men's race will comprise eight runners with four to count as scorers in the team race, whilst the women's sides will field six also with four counters.
This will no doubt enhance the quality of the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run which has proved so successful in the last few years in catering for runners of all abilities. The inclusion of the National 10 kilometres championships will also be another stepping stone in raising the standard of endurance running within Scotland.
Lynsey Stephenson, spokesperson
The Bupa Great Edinburgh Run is suitable for runners of all abilities aged 15 and over. Anyone that would like to take part in the event can enter at www.greatrun.org.