Edinburgh Winter Warmer
Sunday 2 November 2014
Registration for 2014 is now open -
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The marshalls on route were AMAZING and clapped and cheered me on.
Join our fight for every heartbeat this
winter. Run, jog or walk a warming 5k or a challenging 10k around
Arthur’s Seat. Beat the winter blues and enjoy the stunning scenery
of Edinburgh's Holyrood Park.
Registration | Location
and transport | Event
times | Fundraising | Training | Equipment | Spectators
Edinburgh Winter Warmer event information
The 10k run starts from the playing fields at Holyrood Park on
Queen's Drive at 11am. The 5k route option starts from the same
place at 11.15am, with the event finishing around 1pm.
The 5k route does one lap of the course while the 10k loop goes
round a second time. Please note each loop is slightly longer that
Offering a great atmosphere and amazing scenery, we invite
everyone to join us in November 2014 and help us in the fight
against heart disease.
To get event updates, as well as useful training, fundraising
information and to chat to other participants join our Edinburgh
Winter Warmer Facebook page
Registration and fees for 2014
Places for this event are limited so sign up early to avoid
missing out. Any places still available on the day will be charged
at a higher rate.
Note that children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a
responsible adult to take part.
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
Take part as a team
On the day registration - Each team
member can register and pay individually on the day,
making sure to record the Team name and
Team leader's name where requested.
Pay for your whole team - Each team
member will need to fill in their
own entry form (pdf) and you can pay for the whole
team using cash or card.
Check out our team
registration and fundraising top tips
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Your Edinburgh Winter Warmer entry includes
- A medal for all finishers
- Medical support
- Full route signage
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing your sponsorship form which will be
sent to you before the event.
- Water available en route and at the start and finish
- Thank you certificate
Location, transport and parking
Start/Finish location: The playing fields on
Queens Drive, Holyrood Park, to the rear of Holyrood Palace.
There is very little parking available in Holyrood Park and road
through the park will be closed so we encourage participants to use
public transport where possible.
The car parks on Dukes Walk and at the back of Holyrood Palace
will be open but will fill up very quickly.Paid for parking is
available in the public car park at Dynamic Earth or free parking
is available in the Meadowbank area and on London Road, but it
means a 10 minute walk to the start line so please plan
On the day
As long as you have your participant number, you don't need to
register when you arrive, but thre will be an information point if
you need any help.
Water will be available at the start/finish line and along
the route. Snacks, hot/cold drinks will be available for purchase
from the coffee hut and there are also plenty of cafes and pubs
nearby on the Royal Mile. Portaloos will be available in the
Hollyrood Park car park.
||Sunday 2 November 2014
||9:00am - 10:45am
|10k Run Starts
|5k Run Starts
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Fundraising funds research that saves
lives. In 1961 the number of children born with a heart
defect who survived to their first birthday was around only 20 per
cent. Today that figure is 80 per cent, thanks to procedures such
as valve replacement that help them lead improved lives.
For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Coronary
heart disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery
techniques can still be improved. And there are exciting
developments in genetics and stem cell technology.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising
the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds.
Your fundraising will help us continue funding research to
ensure hearts keep beating.
Set up your online sponsorship page
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some
Equipment and what to wear
We recommend that you wear clothes and footwear appropriate for
running. This is particularly important if you would like to try
the 10k. For advice see our
running kit list.
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For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden
rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it
regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to
monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve
them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical
condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak
to your doctor about it prior to the event.
tips and advice
Keeping you safe
The event will be signed and marshals will be
present at key points along the route. First aid will be based at
the start/finish line with full access to the route as
The emergency event contact number is 07763 526 936. Please add
this number to your phone to call in case of an incident during the
Spectators, pets and volunteers
Friends and family are very welcome to come along for
encouragement. Dogs, on tight leads, are also welcome as part of
the cheering squad or why not bring them along for the
We need volunteers for this event, so please
register with us if you'd like to help.
For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions
section. If you have
any further questions, please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am -
5pm on 0845 130 8663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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