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Edinburgh - Hopetoun House 5k 2024

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Edinburgh - Hopetoun House 5k
Sunday 5 May 2024

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 5 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Hopetoun House

30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.

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About the 5k event

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The original and most popular Race for Life event, the 5k is an entry-level distance and an achievable first challenge for most. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog, run or make your way around the course however suits you to fund life-saving research.

Location

Venue: Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SL View map

Course information

The Hopetoun House course takes you through the estate surrounding the stately home, passing through wooded areas and immaculate gardens – you may even see the resident deer and red squirrels. The route is relatively flat and runs mostly on gravel and forestry paths. To finish the route, you will again take in views of the Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth towards Scotland’s capital city.

Please bring a reusable water bottle with you if you require water during the event, as there will only be water available at the finish.

Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

On the day

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Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can walk, jog or run, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to Race, you will be helping to beat cancer.
 
 
Warm up with other participants
Get moving just before you begin your Race for Life event with a live and interactive warm up session.
 
Supporters and spectators welcome
Spectators are very welcome on the day to cheer you on! The more the merrier.
 
Soak up the atmosphere
After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.

While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.

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Event details

Once you sign up for your Race for Life event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

The start and finish lines are located in front of Hopetoun House.

If using what3words, enter ///betrayed.enhanced.deploying in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Event parking is available within the grounds of Hopetoun House, please take direction from signage and stewards on arrival. Car sharing is encouraged where possible. There are no public transport links to Hopetoun House, but taxis can drop off at the main entrance to the estate.

No dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

Unfortunately this event is not accessible to wheelchair users due to the majority of the course utilising forestry and gravel paths. The event site is accessible to spectators and there is blue badge parking available. 

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk

Bring a water bottle
We want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.

Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.

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