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Trail Escape : Edinburgh

ESCAPE THE CITY. EXPLORE THE TRAILS.

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Overview

Run or hike/walk a stunning trail marathon or 25km that starts in Edinburgh from Saughton Park and heads into the stunning Pentland Hills.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding landscapes.

Finish back in Scotland's capital city, renowned for its heritage, culture, and festivals.

N.B. Refunds will be offered should the event be cancelled.

TRAIL ESCAPE EDINBURGH. ROUTE MAP.

Start from Edinburgh city and head out onto stunning trails

We are delighted to reveal the planned route map for Trail Escape : Edinburgh including elevation, mile markers and landmarks. Please note, there may be some minor revisions to this route. Please click here for a full size version.

TRAIL ESCAPE EDINBURGH. ROUTE MAP.

Highlights

Route

Route

Enjoy a traffic-free route that will leave the city and follow tranquil green corridors into the stunning Pentland Hills.

The terrain will be challenging in places but stopping to enjoy the views is a must.

Signage and marshalls will be positioned throughout, as will Aid Stations.

The return journey will utilise the same route back into the city for a seamless experience.

City

City

Edinburgh is an incredible city, and a perfect weekend break destination.

Enjoy a rich cultural heritage, cobbled streets, excellent nightlife, hotels, food & drink. Hop on the tram, visit the castle and take in the views from Arthur's seat.

Enjoy the convenience of starting from a well-known location in the city, with great transport links and finishing back in this amazing location.

Trails

Trails

The off-road trails will make up 85% of the entire marathon route, ensuring a stunning running or hiking/walking experience.

The trails at this event will take you through the beautiful Pentland Hills, an area of natural beauty that lies to the south-west of Edinburgh.

Run through heather moorland, open grassland, woodland and past reservoir. Spot an array of local wildlife and birds. Escape the city. Explore the Scottish trails.

What's included

What's Included

FINISHER SHIRT (OPTIONAL)

EVENT VILLAGE

MEDAL

TIMING

AID STATIONS

SIGNAGE & MARSHALLS

BAGGAGE DROP OFF

TOILETS ON ROUTE

Tickets

Edinburgh : 25km - Run (STANDARD)

Edinburgh : 25km - Run (STANDARD)

STANDARD entry fee

FROM$66.90

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Edinburgh : 25km - Hike / Walk (STANDARD)

Edinburgh : 25km - Hike / Walk (STANDARD)

STANDARD entry fee

FROM$66.90

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Edinburgh : Marathon - Run

Edinburgh : Marathon - Run

STANDARD ENTRY FEE

FROM$100.35

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Edinburgh : Marathon - Hike/Walk

Edinburgh : Marathon - Hike/Walk

STANDARD ENTRY FEE

FROM$100.35

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How it works

CITY START & FINISH

CITY START & FINISH

Trail Escape will start and finish in Edinburgh, heading out on traffic-free routes to the surrounding countryside and back again. Escape city streets and explore the vast expanse of rolling hills, fields, lakes and woodland beyond. Immerse yourself in stunning landscapes you might never find alone. Enjoy the rare opportunity to take part in a trail event that offers city convenience! Book a place to stay, walk to the start and back from the finish, celebrate with friends & family, and take in all that the city has to see & do.

RUN OR HIKE/WALK  A TRAIL MARATHON

RUN OR HIKE/WALK A TRAIL MARATHON

The main event at Trail Escape will be a marathon, which you will be able to sign up for as a run or walk / hike. The routes will suit all levels of runners and experienced walkers. We would recommend you can walk for at least seven hours non stop before the event. If you sign up to run, don’t worry if you need to walk some of the way - that’s encouraged so you can properly take in the beauty of where you are running! The climbing, descending and overall terrain will be challenging in places, but we assure you that slowing down to take in everything that is Trail Escape is more than acceptable.

FULLY  SUPPORTED ROUTE

FULLY SUPPORTED ROUTE

Explore trails outside of the city with peace of mind. All of the events will be fully supported with way-finding and marshals just like a traditional road marathon. Along the way, there will be Aid Stations in place with fuel and hydration to help you along the way. Cheer points and music will enhance the experience that is Trail Escape. We are working with local authorities to create traffic free routes from each city, using green corridors to access the beautiful British countryside and back again.

SPECTATORS

SPECTATORS

Friends and family can support participants at the start. They can then take the train from Slateford Train Station to Curriehill Station and head out easily into the stunning Pentlands Hills to see runners and hikers on the route. They will have enough time to be back for the finish and cheer them through!

EVENT VILLAGE

EVENT VILLAGE

At all Trail Escapes there will be an Event Village at the start and finish offering food, drink, and a place for family and friends to enjoy the event whilst you are running. Friends & family will be able to meet you here after your challenge to celebrate with you. If a finish location is different to the start location (as at the Bristol-Bath event), we will transport your kit from start to finish.

TIMING & MEDALS

TIMING & MEDALS

This will be a timed event but not necessarily a race. While there will be categories for fastest finishers (and KOM / QOM challenges on the way), your goal is to enjoy running or walking on these incredible routes. Stopping to enjoy the views is strongly encouraged. Forget the pressure of chasing PBs or worrying about split times. Trail Escape is about enjoying the environment we are taking you through on your way to getting that medal for finishing a Trail Escape marathon.

Add Ons

Photography bundle

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Accommodation

Find hotels and more with Visit Scotland

Find hotels and more with Visit Scotland

When it comes to Edinburgh accommodation you’ll find a huge variety of options. From chic hotels and welcoming B&Bs to quirky self catering apartments and budget-friendly hostels, there is a fantastic choice of places to stay and rooms in Edinburgh. Find great places to stay on the Visit Scotland website

FAQs

All three routes will be challenging in places in elevation and terrain but slowing down and walking is encouraged when it gets difficult! We welcome all levels of runner, and experienced walkers. We ask you to prepare to take part at a minimum pace of just under 3 miles p/h to complete the routes in around 10 hours.

Runners and walkers over the age of 18 on the day of the event can take part.  

We are afraid that due to the nature of the terrain this event will not be suitable for wheelchair users or mobility scooters.


Trail Escape : Edinburgh

September 7 2024

FROM$66.90/pp

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