Edinburgh's Toughest

Running (offroad)

  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 07. April, 2018
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  • 4.2 Km

  • 5.7 Km

4.2 Km Short
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5.7 Km Short
5.7 Km

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For this event we have an entry limit of 300 so we advise entering fast to avoid disappointment. All entrants will receive a Coolmax t-shirt.

THE COURSE: The long route is 5.7km with 1091 feet of climb. The short route is 4.2 kilometers with 731 feet of climb. The start and finish will be at St Margaret's Loch. The route follows the road up to Dunsapie Loch before joining the grass path up towards the summit of Arthur's Seat (return on the same route back to the finish). The exact route will be finalised in December 2015 and a map will be published on the website.

The RACE: 2:00pm mass start for all classes. Edinburgh's Toughest is a physical challenge up Arthur's Seat - run, walk or crawl in your own time. A social adventure! A minimum age of 12 is required to participate - junior class is 12 to 16 years old; a 17 year old on the day of the race is classed as an adult.. The Race is held under UK Athletics rules, and is a scottishathletics Permit Event.

Team Event: The Race includes a Team Event for sports clubs (3 to count).

AFTER PARTY: Start at 8pm in Edinburgh City Centre (Venue TBC). Come and party with your competitors!

PRIZES / AWARDS: All entrants will receive a Coolmax t-shirt. First 3 in each class (Men, Women, Junior Men, Junior Women). Team prize for sports club (3 to count). Also, many Spot-prizes.

'King of Arthur's Seat' - winner of the male class.

'Queen of Arthur's Seat' - winner of the female class.

FIRST AID / INJURIES: The event is a strenuous one, and the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries. First-aid kits will be provided to race marshalls. First aiders will be available at the start, on the course and at the finish. Anyone withdrawing during the event must inform a race official.

CAR-PARKING: Come by public transport/foot/bike if possible. Else, park at Meadowbank Sports Centre and walk up to the arena at St Margaret's Loch

REFRESHMENTS: Drinks and sustenance will be available at the start, finish and on the course.

RESULTS: The full official results will be put onto the event's web-site asap.


Edinburgh's Toughest

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Edinburgh's Toughest

I entered this race whilst on holiday in Scotland, booked a few days before hand, all the information was absolutely spot on, I did not require anymore that had been communicated 

starting at the bottom on Arthur’s seat, we made our way around the rear and up to the summit, due to the snow that week, the terrain was very muddy, extremely difficult to run, walk and run was the option for many.

A sharp descent made up for the ascent, a water station was waiting at the bottom, for those who had chosen the short course, you pealed off here for the home stretch, for the long course it was back up to the top! A Ariel view of Leith docks made it worth it.

the event certainly lived up to the name, I can recommend this race for those who want a little more of a challenge.

Posted on 13.05.18