2nd November 2018 at 1930 hours

It’s back! In true flash mob style we’re giving you short notice of the fifth Flash Mob Run taking place in the Pentland Hills, just outside Edinburgh.

In 2014, following a spontaneous Breaking Strain Events Facebook post, a group of nocturnal running enthusiasts gathered at the foot of the Pentland Hills ready to embark on a head-torch lit night run. It was no frills: just trail, rolling hills and some spooky forest. It wasn’t Flash.

There are no gimmicks, you’re not going to get electrocuted, the mud’s not up to your armpits and we’re not expecting you to get any wetter than that which is falling from the sky. The terrain is your obstacle. The Flash Mob Run may only be a shade over a 10K but don’t expect the course to be too easy; the Pentland Hills are steep, winter is coming and the trail goes ever up. 

Oh, and there’s beer!

Results 2018

Event Info

  • Date

    Friday 2nd November 2018.

  • Price


  • Venue

    Pentland Hills, just outside of Edinburgh.

  • Registration

    Registration for the race will take place in the Event Village located just outside the Pentland Hills Cafe at Flotterstone.

  • Time

    Registration opens at 1800 hours (6pm) for the race starting at 1930 hours (7.30pm).

  • Parking

    Parking is relatively limited so we encourage car sharing and use of public transport (101 or 102 buses stop at Flotterstone from Edinburgh and Penicuik).

  • Mandatory Kit

    Mobile phone (to call the Race Director) in case of emergency, head torch, trail shoes, clothing suitable for the hills in November.

  • Checkpoints

    Only one. At the top of the hill.

  • Goody Bag

    Everyone loves a goody bag and we’re no different. Quality medal & a selection of other nice stuff. Including a beer!