Autumn Date for Bupa Great Edinburgh Run

Bupa Great Edinburgh Run

One of Scotland’s most popular 10km running event, the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run, is to move from its traditional date in May to Sunday October 2nd in 2011.

Entries for the event open at midnight on Wednesday 1st December and organisers believe that the new date will be popular with runners and will fit well into the Autumn running calendar.

The Bupa Great Edinburgh Run will follow the same course as in 2010 after the success of the event starting and finishing in Holyrood Park for the first time earlier this year. The 10km route takes in many of Edinburgh’s most famous historic attractions and is regarded by many as one of the most scenic city centre running events in the world, as it passes Edinburgh Castle, the famous cobbles of the Royal Mile, the Scottish Parliament building.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland who support both the Great Edinburgh Run and the Great Winter Run and Cross Country in the capital in January said, “Runners in Scotland are now enjoying a busy calendar of events to take part in around the city of Edinburgh throughout the year. The TV coverage and media exposure the Great Edinburgh Run receives emphasises the wonderful setting for this event to a wider audience, and will hopefully attract participants and others to the city to experience it for themselves."

The day also features the Bupa Junior and Mini Great Edinburgh Runs, suitable for youngsters of all abilities aged 3 – 14 years covering 2.5km and 1.5k respectively, which also opened for entries today.

Nova International is the team behind the 5km Bupa Great Winter Run, Bupa Junior Great Winter Run and Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, which takes place in the city on Saturday 8th January.

For more information visit www.greatrun.org

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