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Portobello Beach Race

08 Sep 2024

Organiser's Description




LICENCE: This event is licensed by Scottish Athletics

DATE: The Beach Race will take place on Sunday 8th September 2024 at 10.45 am

REGISTRATION: Race number will be issued from 09:30 to 10.30 at Towerbank Priamry School, Figgate Bank, Edinburgh EH15 1HX

RACE ROUTE: This is a similar  route to last year and the race will be all on the sand. Approximate length is 4 miles. The start is on the beach immediately below the registration. You will head east along the beach, turn at a marker at the pumping station at the Joppa end, run back along the whole length of the beach to turn round a marker below the Cat and Dog Home with the finish line back where you started. The race is timed to coincide with near low-tide. You will have to either climb over the groynes or be prepared to run round the seaward end - you may get your feet wet.

CHARITY: All net sales proceeds raised from the race will be donated to Towerbank Primary School in Portobello to support equal access for all children to extra-curricular activites.

RACE ENTRY FEE: Online Entry Fee is £8.00 for SA members and £10.00 for non-SA members. The race is limited to 350 entries. Online Entry closing date is 11.59pm, 6th September 2023. Entry is restricted to athletes who are 16 and over on race day. Unless the race limit has been reached, entries will be available on the day at £8 for SA members and £10 for non-SA members.  Race Numbers are non-transferable and not refundable. No-one will be allowed to compete without one.

PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded at approximately 11:45 am at the promenade beside registration. Prizes will be limited to one per person. The categories: Open Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Open Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. First Vet (40 up to 50), First SuperVet (50 up to 60) and First Hypervet (60 and over) Male and Female


KIDS' FUN RUN: There will be a Kids' Fun Run on race day starting at 10.00 am. Further details can be found on our website at


Car parking is available at Tumbles (EH15 1DR) and public car park in adjacent Bridge Street. Allow sufficient time to get to registration at Towerbank Primary School. The event is ideal for travel on foot. by bike, or by bus. Portobello is served by Lothian buses 21, 26,42,45,49 and EastCoast124. Brunstane train station is 20-25 minute walk from promenade

Toilets  are available about 200m west along the promenade. We will provide a safe bag-drop

You will find water, snacks and a cake stand at the finish. Portobello promenade has a number of cafes and restaurants to let you have a proper day out at the seaside.


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: 08/09/2024

09:00:00 - 12:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 250

Places Available: ??



Paul Eunson



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