This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Braids Hills XC Race

14 Nov 15


ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES AT 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER. You can still enter after this at registration on the day, for 50p more.


The annual Edinburgh University Hare & Hounds Braid Hills XC Race takes place on Saturday 14th November 2015, over the scenic, rolling hills of Southern Edinburgh. The undulating course is very popular with local club runners and a regular in the calendar for much of our alumni membership and our peers at universities countrywide. This year the race will also be the third instalment of the Scottish Student Winter Running League so we hope to see all teams out in storm!!

The course is sometimes wet and includes one steep downhill on each lap. Fell or studded racing shoes are recommended, but not spikes as much of the course runs over a gravel bridle path. A map of the course is available on the Hare and Hounds website page below:

This year, the club has decided to change the set up of the day and allow for males and females to enter for either the 5k or the 10k race (approximate distances). This will give competitors the option of picking the distance which they feel their training is most geared towards, and we hope the alterations to entries this year will open opportunities for all runners.

Please make sure to select the correct link for the distance you wish to run as we will be unable to allow last minute changes if the races are over capacity!


5k Race (1 loop) 2.00pm


10k Race (2 loops) 2.45pm


Registration, number collection and entries on the day (these are subject to availability as limited capacity in both races must be ensured) will be in KB House, at King's Buildings (West Mains Road), from 11:30 until 1:30pm. Participants must be 17 years or older on the day of the race. Toilets, changing and showering facilities are available in KB House. Car parking is also available at KB house. Please note, we have been asked not to used the toilets or parking facilities at the race start that are property of the golf club.


Entry costs

Advance entry is £6.00 for Scottish Athletics affiliated runners, who have a current SA number. If this does not apply you will also need to pay a £2 levy which is passed to Scottish Athletics. Entries are accepted on the day but will cost 50p extra per person. *University teams: if you are entering as a current university student and representing a university club, you also qualify for the £6.00 entry. If you require a team entry form to allow for multiple entries at one time then please don't hesitate to email the organiser at


Prize giving and afterparty

The prize giving will take place as soon after the race as possible in KB House, where there will also be refreshments available.


Don't forget to join us in the renowned Post-Braids ceilidh, along with a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties! Tickets are available on the day, but please email the race organiser in advance to let us know you plan to come (, so we know how much food to prepare!

Race Organiser
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Braids Hills XC Race - 10k14/11/2015??/150Closed12/11/2015
Braids Hills XC Race - 5k14/11/2015??/150Closed12/11/2015
Untilscottishathletics / UKA membersUnlicenced
Untilscottishathletics / UKA membersUnlicenced

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Registration: KB House, at King's Buildings (West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JW) Course: Braids Hill Golf Course, Liberton Road, Edinburgh EH16 6NS