Silverknowes 5k is Off; Junior Hill Races on Sunday

Wednesday 26th August 2020

Action from the Run and Become 5k at Silverknowes in 2019 (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Plans to stage the Run and Become Invitational 5k at Silverknowes in Edinburgh on Friday 4 September have reluctantly been shelved – with organisers unable to secure the necessary clearance for a ‘gathering’ in a public space.

However, race organiser Adrian Stott has not closed the door on a 5k race with ‘wave’ starts.

It is hoped this might be able to take place on a Friday evening later in September. Various venues are being looked at and site visits undertaken.

All at scottishathletics understand the frustration for our road running community but want to publicly thank Adrian for his continued efforts to try and make this event happen.

It is still very much hoped it could be a pilot event which provides the template for road races (on a reduced scale, certainly initially) in Scotland over the coming months.


Young athletes raced in Peebles earlier in August and now have Edinburgh chance (photo by Neil Renton)

Salisbury Crags Junior Hill races

Following the successful Cademuir Rollercoaster, there’s another chance for young hill runners to race this Sunday afternoon in Edinburgh.

The Salisbury Crags Junior Hill Races are for U13, U15 and U18 athletes (age on the day – Sunday 30 August).

Entries are free and should be made by email to – with NOON on FRIDAY the closing date.

There are more details on the event online on the Scottish Hull Running website


Tags: Cademuir Rollercoaster, hill running, Run and Become Invitational 5k, Salisbury Crags Junior Hill Races, Silverknowes

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