Introducing Edinburgh 24, a 24-hour loop race situated in the iconic Royal Holyrood Park. Over a 24-hour period, challengers will complete as many laps of the looped route as physically possible. Spiralling below the rocky summit of Arthur’s Seat, the course offers a varied elevation profile guaranteed to keep runners on their toes. The nine categories provide something suitable for all abilities. Choose to enter the full 24-hour race, the 12-hour version, or the 6-hour version. Participants can enter as an individual or a team of four – the latter involve tapping in team mates, allowing for some down time in-between running stints. As you run through the oasis of parkland in the City Centre, you will catch spectacular glimpses of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Old Town, as well as the distant Pentland Hills and Firth of Forth at different hours of the day. At the core of the route will be the round-the-clock Edinburgh 24 event village, where refreshments will be available and spectator support will be warmly encouraged!

The 24-Hour Event

Individual

Saturday 13th July 2019 –
0900 HRS

The most mentally and physically challenging of them all. Admire the round-the-clock sights of Edinburgh as you see how many loops you can complete going solo in 24 hours.

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Team

Saturday 13th July 2019 –
0900 HRS

Team work makes the dream work. Ideal for friends, corporates and
charities. See how many loops you can complete as a team of four in 24 hours.

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The 12-Hour Event

Individual

Saturday 13th July 2019 –
0900 HRS

Want to brave it alone, but not quite ready for the full 24 hours? Admire the sights of Edinburgh through the day as you see how many loops you can complete going solo in 12 hours, finishing just in time for a well earned evening beer!

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Team

Saturday 13th July 2019 –
0900 HRS

Take the full day team challenge.
Ideal for friends, corporates and charities. Tap each other in and see how many loops you can complete together in 12 hours. Get in ouch if you need more runners to make up your team.

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The 6-Hour Event

Individual

Saturday 13th July 2019 –
1200 HRS

New to loop running or ready to smash a personal best in 6 hours? Take it steady or smash it intensely, and finish just in time for a hearty dinner!

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Team

Saturday 13th July 2019 –
1200 HRS

Take the challenge as a team of four.
Ideal for friends, corporates and charities. You’ve got 6 hours, how many combined total loops can you rack up together?

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Edinburgh 24

Holyrood Park
Queen’s Drive
Edinburgh
EH8 8HG

Event Info

  • Date

    The event will start on Saturday 13th July, and finish 24-hours later on Sunday 14th July 2018.

  • Venue

    The event will take place in the Royal Holyrood Park, situated in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. The event village will be located on the playing fields beside Holyrood Palace, just off Queen’s Drive.

  • Registration

    Registration for the race will take place in the event village located on the playing fields beside Holyrood Palace, just off Queen’s Drive.

  • Time

    The event will start at 9am for the 24 HR and 12 HR races, and finish either 12 or 24 hours later, depending which race duration you enter. The 6 HR version will start at 12pm and finish at 6pm.

  • Parking

    Parking will be available for participants entering the full 24-hour race only (see FAQ 3 for details). Your vehicle may be used as your ‘base camp’ (see FAQ 19 for details). Edinburgh offers excellent public transport, with Edinburgh Waverley Train Station just a 10 minute walk to the event village, as well as great bus links (visit Lothian Buses website).

  • Event Village

    At the base of the looped route with be a vibrant event village, offering refreshments, catering vans, water stations, a bag-drop system and more (see FAQ 19 for more details). We encourage spectators to come along and support the event, although support teams will not be permitted as this is an unsupported event.

  • Routes

    Just over 5K (3 miles) largely road route with a challenging elevation profile spiralling below Arthur’s Seat.

  • Goody Bag

    Everyone loves a goody bag and we’re no different. Medal, t-shirt & a selection of other nice stuff.

Race Rules

  • Race Pack

    All runners will be sent a race pack approximately 4 weeks prior to the event. You must read all of the up-to-date information provided.

  • Race Briefing

    Your presence during the race briefing is essential for your safety and enjoyment, and is therefore mandatory. The 24-hour and 12-hour race briefing will take place at 8:15am, the 6-hour race briefing will take place at 11:15am (45 minutes prior to start times).

  • Race Numbers

    Race numbers are to be collected on the morning of the event. Details will be sent out with your race pack in the lead up to the event.

  • Mandatory Kit

    A mobile phone (to call the Race Director in case of emergency), a foil blanket, a waterproof skin. 24-HR runners must bring a head-torch for the hours of darkness.

  • Noise Levels

    We are very lucky to have been granted permission to run an event in the Royal Holyrood Park in Edinburgh’s city centre. Please limit noise levels between the hours of 11pm and 7am to abide by the law and respect local residents.

  • Don't be a Litter Bug

    Breaking Strain Events operate a “take only photographs, leave only footprints” policy. Please use the bins provided and do not leave any traces of litter behind.

  • No Dogs

    Runners are not permitted to run with dogs, please leave your furry friends at home.

  • Support Crew

    While pacers aren’t allowed you can have a support crew based at the event parking.

  • Music

    We understanding that you may need some tunes for motivation, and you are welcome to use headphones. However, please be aware of other runners and marshals who may be trying to pass you by or communicate with you. Our advice, one earphone is better than none!

  • Obey Instructions

    Our team of staff and volunteers are here for your safety and enjoyment, please obey their instructions. Under any circumstance, the decision of the Race Director regarding the race, results or the safety of any runner is final.

Edinburgh 24
Volunteer For Us

Volunteer at one of our events and we’ll give you a free entry to another Breaking Strain Events’ race. As a thank you, we’ll also give you a crew garment, a goody bag, tea or coffees and a meal. Limited places available. 

Contact events@breakingstrain.co.uk or 0131 285 6170 to find out more.

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FAQ

Yes, the team at Breaking Strain Events are here to answer any questions you may have. Drop us an email at: events@breakingstrain.co.uk.