The Bupa Great Winter Run will go ahead on Saturday 9 January, and if at all possible, will be using the planned 5km route.
The top road at Holyrood Park is still closed off due to snow, but the organisers intend to bring in a snow plough and gritter before the race to clear this route.
This will not take away vital Council resources away from other local tasks as Nova International are making private arrangements as they appreciate just how busy all local authorities are at the moment. If after this there are still have concerns over the running conditions then there is a contingency route, details of which will be published on the Great Run website very soon.
An alternative route is very much the back up plan and the number one priority is to provide a good, safe running experience.
The Bupa Junior Great Winter Run and the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country will go ahead as planned.
For further details visit www.greatrun.org
Make The Bupa Great Winter Run Your New Year’s Resolution
Run off the excesses of the festive period and start the New Year as you mean to go on by signing up for the Bupa Great Winter Run.
• The date – Saturday 9th January 2010.
• The place – Edinburgh’s stunning Holyrood Park.
• The distance – 5km road run.
• Age – 14 years and over
The day will appeal to the whole family as it also includes the Bupa Junior Great Winter Run which is aimed at children aged from 7 to 13.
What’s more, there should be a cracking atmosphere as the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country – an annual event that attracts the world’s best middle distance runners – is also being held on the same day in Holyrood Park, and it’s free to watch the action.
Entrants to the Bupa Great Winter Run will receive a chip timing device to ensure an accurate race time, your race number and full information pack. Waiting for you after you’ve crossed the finish line there’ll be a quality event t-shirt, souvenir finisher's medal, a drink, Powerade Sports Drink all included in your finisher's pack, plus many more great giveaways.