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Although its brotherly Glasgow event has been around for a while, Men’s 10K Edinburgh is only in its second year. Consistently around 40% of the men taking part have never entered a running event before. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and three years less than in England and Wales. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Our aim is to help change this, little by little – and the Men’s 10K is how we are doing it!
  • Sunday 5th November 2017 _________
  • Start time: 10am
  • Price: £20.50/£18.50
  • Age: 15 years and over
  • Gear up for International Men’s Day
  • Your Evolution. Your Destiny. You Decide.
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Standard entry
£ 20.50 per person
Charity Entry
varies per person
Running Club entry
£ 18.50 per person
Corporate entry
varies per person
Concession entry
£ 16.50 per person

An entry system fee of £2.10 for debit cards and £2.99 for credit cards will be applied to your entry.
  • "#TeamCullen completed @Mens10k. Tired legs but happy souls. Our love to Liam."

    Renfrew High School
  • "Last 10k until August, happy with a time of 46:21 in the @Mens10k - cracking t-shirt, medal & route @UKRCGlasgow."

    Scott Mc
  • "Had fun @Mens10k today. Thankfully the rain waited til after the race. Thanks to all the kids giving out high 5s too. Same time next year?"

    Conor O'Reilly
  • "@Mens10k had a great day today for my first 10k only started running in January to lose weight and got 52.38 well pleased thanks!"

    Richard Moonan
  • "@Mens10k so proud of my husband @johnpaul_86 who ran his first 10k today to raise money in memory of our baby boy Keane."

    Siobhan Taylor
  • "Brilliant wee run. This is the most important run for men in and around Glasgow. Thank you.”

    Christopher Quinn

    Alistair Loundon


Starting on the historic Royal Mile, this incredible city centre route takes you past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. It then goes past the Scott Monument and swoops past the Scottish Parliament building, before carrying onto Holyrood Park. Here you take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat, as well as Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth, before heading on to the Grassmarket. As you reach the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket you’re past the halfway point, where the cheering crowds will help you on your way to a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
Royal Mile
The Men’s 10K Edinburgh starts right in the historic city centre. People have been living on Castlehill for the last 7000 years. The castle area has been a hillfort for over 2000 years. The name Edinburgh comes from the ancient Gaelic “Dun Eidyn” which means ’hill fort on the sloping ridge’. The Royal Mile runs down the East shoulder of this once active volcano and this is what gives the Royal mile its distinguishable geographical location. It was 325 million years ago during an ice age that the immense pressure of moving glaciers carved out its profile.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The Queen is in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during Holyrood week, which usually takes place from the end of June to the beginning of July, be sure to give her a wave as you run past.
Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh part of its distinctive skyline. The park contains a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years.
First mentioned in the Registrum Magni Sigilii Regum Scotorum (1363) as “the street called Newbygging [new buildings] under the castle”, the Grassmarket was, from 1477, one of Edinburgh’s main market places, a part of which was given over to the sale of horse and cattle (the name apparently deriving from livestock grazing in pens beyond its western end). The view to the north, dominated by the castle, has long been a favourite subject of painters and photographers, making it one of the iconic views of the city.
The finish line!
Get ready for a stadium finish at the iconic BT Murrayfield Stadium. In 1897, the Scottish Football Union, as it was then called, bought land at Inverleith. This was the home of rugby in Scotland until the first Murrayfield Stadium was built in 1925, on ground bought from the Edinburgh Polo Club.
Men’s 10K Edinburgh route elevation
*please note that finisher’s items may be subject to change


  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • Accurate chip timing
  • Training plan
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Race recovery pack
  • Fantastic running experience
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Since 2004, Men’s 10K runners have raised over £1 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future Men’s 10K charity runner, then look no further!Run for Charity
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By Bus

Lothian Bus operates many bus services in to and around Edinburgh, for a journey planner please visit Lothian Bus services 12, 22, 25, 26, 30 and 31 operate between Princes Street (close to the Start area) and Corstorphine Road (Finish area). Service 25 also operates to Hermiston Park & Ride.

By Tram

Both the Start and Finish areas are serviced by trams every 15 minutes. The closest stop for the Start is Princes Street, a 10 minute walk from Lawnmarket. At the Finish, there is a tram stop on Roseburn Street, a two minute walk from the Finish.

By Train

The nearest train station to the Start is Waverley Train Station, which is a 10 minute walk away. The nearest train station to the Finish area is Haymarket Train Station, which is 20 minute walk or short bus trip away.

By Car

Car parking is available near the Lawnmarket (Start) at the NCP car park in Castle Terrace/King’s Stables Road, St John’s Hill and the Radisson Blu car park on Blackfriars Street. Parking charges will apply. Some limited pay & display on-street parking may also be available. Car parking is available at BT Murrayfield Stadium (Finish) within Saughtonhall car park. It is accessible via Saughton Bridge and is free of charge for runners and spectators.

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