It’s back! In true flash mob style we’re giving you short notice of the fourth 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.

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. A trail race lit with glow sticks, all you need to bring is your head torch and a sense of adventure.

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Event Info

  • Date

    Friday 3rd November 2017.

  • Venue

    Pentland Hills, just outside of Edinburgh.

  • Registration

    Registration for the race will take place in the Event Village located at the old Flotterstone Information Centre.

  • 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.