Braids Hills XC Race

17 Nov 2018

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

Organiser's Description


ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES ON THURSDAY 15TH OF NOVEMBER. You can still enter after this at registration on the day, for 50p more (subject to availability)

The annual Edinburgh University Hare & Hounds Braid Hills XC Race takes place on Saturday 17th November 2018, 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.

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:

As with last year, all competitors have the option to enter either the 5k or the 10k race.

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!

 5km Race (1 loop) 1.30pm

 10km Race (2 loops) 2.15pm


Registration, number collection and entries on the day (these are subject to availability) will be in KB House, at King's Buildings (West Mains Road), from 11:00 until 1:00pm. 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, there are no toilets or parking facilities at the race start. Facilities will be at the declaration room in KB house.

Entry costs

Advanced (online only) entry is £6.00 for Scottish Athletics affiliated runners, who have a current SA number. If this does not apply to you, 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 once 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!


15 Nov 2018£6.00£8.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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

Dates and Status

Date: 17 Nov 2018

Closing Date: 15 Nov 2018

Status: Closed

Braids Hills XC Race - 10k??/250
Braids Hills XC Race - 5k??/250


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