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Monthly Meadows Lunchtime 5km Blast (February)

04 Feb 2020

Monthly Meadows Lunchtime 5km Blast (February) has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Use your lunch break wisely!

5km (near as damn it!) Meadows Race • Start Time 12.45pm



Organised by Blast Running, Edinburgh under Scottish Athletics rules

Scottish Athletics Licensed Event

The race is chip timed using shoe clips.The route is a flat, tarmac/path, park route within the city centre.

Running buggies, handcycles and wheelchairs are warmly welcomed!

Race Information

Before entering yourself or others into a race, please note the race entry terms and conditions below. Your completed entry form will be taken as your acceptance.

Age restrictions 

5km participants must be age 15 or above on the day of the race.


Are welcome but please make yourself aware of the safety recommendations for pushing a young child in a running buggy.


Unfortunately our insurance will not cover this.

Entry Fee

5km £5 online entry / on the day (cash only). 

For all non SAL (Scottish Athletic Licence) members a race levy of £2 is payable to Scottish Athletics. This will be added to your online/on the day entry fee and will be transferred in full to Scottish Athletics from Blast Running. Annual SAL memberships are available from £8 for Juniors and £21 for adults from Scottish Athletics.

In the unlikely event of the race being cancelled owing to forces outside the organiser’s control, we regret that NO entry fees can be refunded after entries have been processed.  We do not operate a deferment system.  


All participants must register to collect their timing chip before 12.30pm on the day of the race. On the day registration will take place in the Meadows at the Blast Running Gazebo, by the Pavillion Cafe. On the day registration will open at 12noon and close at 12.30pm  For safety reasons please do not swap shoe chips with other participants, if you are involved in a medical situation we can use your chip information to get you the help you need. 


Unsecured baggage storage will be available at the Blast Running Gazebo. The race organisers take no responsibility for any items stored before, during or after the race.

Race Briefing

There will be a race safety brief given to all runners 5 minutes before the event to go over any safety issues and give the opportunity for runners to ask any questions. 

Start time 

The 5km race will start prompt 12.45pm.

Race Route

The race route starts by the Pavillion Cafe on Melville Drive and flows onto the inner peritmeter path in a clockwise direction, the route then joins the tarmac path which runs adjacent to Lonsdale Terrace and continues up and round North Meadow Walk to the far side of the East Meadows play park and joins the inner footpath again which runs adjacent to Melville Drive. It then cuts diagonally North West across the park at Boys Brigade Walk. At the top of Middle Meadow Walk the route cuts back down diagonally South West down Jawbone Walk and in front of the Pavillian Café to start the second lap. It is 2 lap course and will start and finish at the same point.

Please follow all instructions from our race marshals as they are there to ensure your safety. 

There will be a cut off time of 45 minutes for the 5km race (15 minutes per mile).

Water Stops

No water will be provided along the route, please ensure you have enough water and fuel for your race if required.

Race Results

Official race results will be available online at www.blastrunning.co.uk

Prize Giving

There are no weekly prizes except for that feel good glow you will have from taking part! 

Race Limit

100 runners

Car Parking

There is limited metered parking on the surrounding streets, please leave enough time to find a parking space and get to the start line on time.


There are public toilets at the top of Bruntsfield Links and at the Summerhall end of The Meadows.

Race contact 

For any queries about the race please contact us through the website or call the Race Director, Catriona Bruce, on 07905167695.

Or find us on facebook. Facebook.com/blastrun/

Good luck with your training!


To view our event privacy notice please contact us and we will be will happy to send it to you.

A percentage of your entry fee will go to a local children’s mental health charity in the Lothians called Play Therapy Base. Play Therapy Base is a registered charity whose aim is to provide children aged 3 to 14 years with a child-centred therapeutic resource close to their local communities in Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh. www.playtherapybase.co.uk




The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 04/02/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 100


Catriona Bruce


The Meadows, Meville Drive, EH9 9EX