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The Men’s 10K Edinburgh is a stunning 10K run through the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city. The stage is set for the men of Scotland and beyond to make a positive change! 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 the UK. 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 24th October 2021
  • Start time: 9.30am
  • Age: 15 years and over

Entries for this year’s event have now closed, however entries for the 2022 event are now open!

2022 Early Entry
£ 22 per person
2022 Charity Entry
varies per person
2022 Group entry
varies per person
  • “@Mens10k in Edinburgh a cracking event this morning, brilliant route through town. 45mins 25 secs, I'll be back to beat that next time!”

  • “Loved running the @Mens10k in glorious Edinburgh sunshine today. Was buzzing like a kid on Christmas morning at the start line! #Mens10k”

    Erik Geddes
  • “Thanks @Mens10k and brilliant team for a great race, one of the best 10ks in the UK. #positiveMENtality #Edinburgh”

    Stephen Ingledew
  • "This race is the one thing every year that gets me running. The long term goal is to run this at 60, so 5 more to go!"

    Iain Murray
  • "Fantastic atmosphere, great support from onlookers and good for your health - what more do you need?!"

    Steven Owen


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


By Bus

Lothian Buses operate many bus services into and around Edinburgh, for a journey planner please visit Lothian Buses website. Lothian Buses services 23, 27, and 42 operate between Princes Street, close to the Start area, and either from Corstorphine Road (26, 31 and 100) or Westfield Road (22 and 30), close to the Finish area. These routes may be slightly diverted due to the event, but will stop close to the start and finish areas.

By Tram

For details please visit the Edinburgh Trams website.

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 the West Stand car park, using Saughtonhall Bridge. It is accessible via Saughtonhall Avenue and is free of charge for runners and spectators. Please note, there is limited car parking available.
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