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Braid Hills Race

11 Nov 2023

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 9TH NOVEMBER. You can still enter after this at registration on the day, for £2.00 more (subject to availability)

The annual Edinburgh University Hare & Hounds Braid Hills XC Race is back! Taking place on Saturday 11th November 2023, 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:

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 limited entries on the day will be at Inch Park Community Sports Club, 227 Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5UD, from 11.00am until 1.00pm. The Sports Club will also provide toilets and changing facilities until 4pm of the race day. There is no parking at the Sports Club but plenty of space to park at the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre which is a two minute walk away. After registration, the course is about a 20-25 minute walk from the Sports Club. Please note, there are no toilets or parking facilities at the race start. There is however very limited on-street parking nearby. Participants must be 18 years or older on the day of the race.

Entry costs

Advanced (online only) entry is £10.00 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 £2 extra per person.

*University teams: if you are entering as a current university student and representing a university club, you also qualify for the £10.00 entry. This will require your University team to fill out a team entry form which will also allow for multiple entries at once. Please contact the race organiser if you would like a team entry form by emailing


Athletes should not be on the golf course greens and fairways at all times and officials will enforce this rule for your safety. Please also note that we are NOT permitted to use their facilities. Also, athletes should not be on the public road running parallel to the bridle path as locals need the road to be clear for emergency exit if required. You are welcome to run up the trail routes or on the main road outside the golf course for warming up.


09 Nov 2023 23:59£10.00£12.00

*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: 11 Nov 2023

Closing Date: 09 Nov 2023 23:59

Status: Closed

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Registration: Inch Park Community Sports Club, 227 Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5UD; Course: Braid Hills Golf Centre, Liberton Road, Edinburgh EH16 6NS