Edinburgh Winter Warmer


Sunday 5 February 2017


Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

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Beat the winter blues by joining us in a 5.2k or 10.4k run, jog or walk around the iconic Arthur's Seat and enjoy to breath-taking scenery of Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. 

Winter Warmers offer a wonderful atmosphere and we warmly invite the whole family to join us as we fight for every heartbeat.

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Sign up to the Edinburgh Winter Warmer 2017

When: Sunday 5 February 2017

Where: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

  Advance  On the day 
 Adult entry (16 and over) £15 - entry form £20
 Child entry (under 16) £5 - entry form £5

Participants under 18 must complete an offline entry form and participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the day.


Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event - it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research

We’re asking all participants to try and raise a minimum of £50 to help with our fight for every heartbeat.

For more information

If you would like more information on our any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:


Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: [email protected]

Make your travel plans

Holyrood Park, Queens Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 8ED

Public Transport

We highly recommend travelling via public transport. Waverley train station is approx. 15-20 minute walk to the start point and there are a number of buses available – buses 4, 5, 26, 44 and 45 all stop near or on London Road which is a 5 minute walk to the start. Buses 6 and 35 stop near the Parliament Buildings which is very near to the start. Please visit the Lothian Buses website for timetable information. 

If driving is unavoidable, limited free on-street parking can be found on London Road which is a 5 minute walk to the start.  There is limited paid parking at Dynamic Earth and Waverley Station.

Raise money

Your fundraising helps our researchers make more discoveries and keep more hearts beating.

The easiest way to fundraise is to create an online fundraising page via JustGiving. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.

Take a look at our fundraising tips for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Get fit for your challenge

These are challenging runs (particularly the 10k), and you'll need to have a good level of fitness to take part. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our running training zone.

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

Make sure you have the right kit

You should wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for running. Take a look at our recommended running kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you, or treat yourself to some new gear from our online shop.

Get your family and friends involved

Your family and friends could be part of the action as well. Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come along and cheer you on.



The Edinburgh Winter Warmer is a walk, jog or run at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh where all the family can join in for a fun-filled day out. Individuals, teams, families with children, buggies and dog walkers are all welcome! 

The route

The circular route is 5.2k, starting and finishing at the Holyrood Park playing fields and taking in the spectacular Arthur’s Seat along the way. The 10.4k event is two loops. The route is on tarmac and mostly traffic free, except for a small part towards the end where participants may need to walk, jog or run on the path alongside the road. The first part of the route is quite challenging as there is a 1k gradual incline but participants are rewarded with great views of Edinburgh and across the Forth.

The route will be sign posted, with marshals stationed at key points along the route.

Unfortunately this route is not wheelchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a lead.


 Check in desk open:    09:00 - 10:45
 10k Warm up:   10:50
 10k Event start:   11:00
 5k Warm up:   11:05
 5k Event start:   11:15
 Event finish:   13:00


First aid will be based at the start/finish line, with full access to the route as required.

Water will be available at the start/finish line, and along the route.

Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase from the coffee hut, and there's also plenty of cafes and pubs nearby on the Royal Mile.

Portaloos will be available in the Holyrood Park car park.

Unfortunately this event isn't chip timed.


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