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Edinburgh's Toughest

08 Apr 17

For this event we have an entry limit of 300 so we advise entering fast to avoid disappointment.  All entrants will receive a Coolmax t-shirt.

THE COURSE: The route is 4.2 kilometers with 731 feet of climb.  The start and finish will be at St Margaret's Loch.  The route follows the road up to Dunsapie Loch before joining the grass path up towards the summit of Arthur's Seat (return on the same route back to the finish).  The exact route will be finalised in December 2015 and a map will be published on the website.


The RACE:  10:00am mass start for all classes.  Edinburgh's Toughest is a physical challenge up Arthur's Seat - run, walk or crawl in your own time.  A social adventure!  A minimum age of 12 is required to participate - junior class is 12 to 16 years old; a 17 year old on the day of the race is classed as an adult..  The Race is held under UK Athletics rules, and is a scottishathletics Permit Event.

Team Event: The Race includes a Team Event for sports clubs (3 to count) and businesses (5 to count).


PRIZES / AWARDS: All entrants will receive a Coolmax t-shirt.  First 3 in each class (Men, Women, Junior Men, Junior Women).  Team prize for sports club (3 to count) and for businesses (5 to count). Also, many Spot-prizes.

'King of Arthur's Seat' - winner of the male class.

'Queen of Arthur's Seat' - winner of the female class.


FIRST AID / INJURIES: The event is a strenuous one, and the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries. First-aid kits will be provided to race marshalls. First aiders will be available at the start, on the course and at the finish. Anyone withdrawing during the event must inform a race official.


CAR-PARKING: Come by public transport/foot/bike if possible. Else, park at Meadowbank Sports Centre and walk up to the arena at St Margaret's Loch


REFRESHMENTS: Drinks and sustenance will be available at the start, finish and on the course.


RESULTS:  The full official results will be put onto the event's web-site asap.

Scott Fraser


Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Edinburgh's Toughest (Junior)08/04/2017??/200Open07/04/2017
Edinburgh's Toughest (Senior)08/04/2017??/200Open07/04/2017

These events share a common pool of 200 places


*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA


*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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

Event Address
St Margaret's Loch, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh