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Braids Hills XC Race

Braids Hills XC Race is not open for public entries yet, and it is currently being tested by its organisers. You will not be able to make a test entry unless you have a relevant password.


ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES AT 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER. You can still enter after this at registration on the day, for 50p more.


The annual Edinburgh University Hare & Hounds Braid Hills XC Race takes place on Saturday 16th November 2013, 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 at the link below:


Women's Race 2:00pm 3 miles (1 lap)


Men's Race 2:40pm 6 miles (2 laps)



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 12:00 until 1:30pm. 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, we have been asked not to used the toilets or parking facilities at the race start that are property of the golf club.


Entry costs

Advance entry is £5.50 for Scottish Athletics affiliated runners, who have a current SA number. If this does not apply 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 £5.50 entry. Please complete and return the team entry form linked on this page, by 8th November:*


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!

Event AddressRegistration: KB House, at King's Buildings (West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JW) Course: Braids Hill Golf Course, Liberton Road, Edinburgh EH16 6NS
Event Date
Event Status
Closed: closing date has passed
Closing Date14 Nov 2013
Total Places500
Places Taken130
Governing Bodyscottishathletics / UKA
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OrganiserRace Organiser
Entry Fees
Untilscottishathletics / UKA membersUnlicenced
14 Nov 2013£5.50£7.50
EntryCentral feeFor card payments, the organiser pays EntryCentral a charge for each entry of 5% (subject to a £0.60 minimum), you pay no surcharge
The organiser has switched off the ability to pay by cheque through EntryCentral for this event.


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