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Sporting Challenges

Signing up to a sporting event is a great way to motivate yourself to achieve your fitness goals. Whether you want to start getting active, train for a specific event, achieve a personal best or help fundraise for a specific charity, hopefully the list of events below will provide some inspiration.

March

Sport Relief - The Edinburgh Mile
1mile, 3mile and 6mile events in the city centre.
http://my.sportrelief.com/search/event/result?id=1024&location=B

April

Kilomathon
The Kilomathon is a unique running event of 26.2 kilometres. This equates to 16.3 miles making it a perfect race distance for a stand alone challenge or as part of your training for a Marathon.
http://www.kilomathon.com/?scotland 

Edinburgh Rock n Roll Half Marathon
The official race course will run through of some of the most scenic areas of Edinburgh, including Holyrood Park and its glorious views of Arthurs Seat, Scottish Parliament, The Queen’s Palace at Holyrood, Edinburgh Castle, the Meadows, Grassmarket, Cowgate and Portobello Promenade. 
http://www.edinburgh-half.co.uk/

May

Edinburgh to North Berwick Road Race 
Entries can be submitted in advance on the official entry form or you can register on the day, space permitting. 


Midlothian Megacycle
Sign up for this charity "Megacycle" family cycle ride from Penicuik, Midlothian to the Prestongrange Museum, East Lothian, a distance of some 20 miles.
http://www.minersmegacycle.co.uk/index.php

North Berwick Triathlon
The triathlon starts with a 250m swim, before competitors collect their bikes for a 10km cycle on local roads finishing with a 4km run.

Edinburgh Marathon
Considered the fastest marathon in the UK due to the overall elevation drop of 40m which should make it a good course for those looking for a good time or a personal best.
http://www.edinburgh-marathon.com

Scottish Half Marathon
The Scottish Half Marathon follows the same route as the Edinburgh Marathon but starting later in the day. 
http://www.edinburgh-marathon.com 

June

Walk for Scotland 
Starting at Holyrood Park, The Walk for Scotland is a fun and memorable event for all abilities over 12, 6.7 or 1 miles. 
http://www.challengescotland.org.uk/challenge-scotland-events.html

Run for Scotland
If you’re a runner rather than a walker then join in the 5K run around Holyrood Park. Starts at 9.30am in Holyrood Park. 
http://www.challengescotland.org.uk/challenge-scotland-events.html

Toddle for Scotland
Bring your little ones (6 or under) for the very first Toddle for Scotland on Sunday 5th June in Holyrood Park. There will be different toddle distances to suit each age group. Parents with buggies are welcome.
http://www.challengescotland.org.uk/challenge-scotland-events.html

Moon Walk Edinburgh
Ladies (and gentlemen) dawn your bras and head out on the moonlight walking challenge of either a half (13miles) or the full moonwalk (26.2miles) around the sights of Edinburgh.
http://www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/TheMoonWalkEdinburgh 

MHFS 10km for Men
Run, walk or jog this 10km event at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow on Father's Day in aid of Men's Health Forum Scotland.
http://www.mens10k.com 

Red Cross Edinburgh Night Ride
Cycle 50 miles along Edinburgh's twisting, turning streets in the dead of night.
http://www.redcross.org.uk/Get-involved/Events/Challenge-and-social-events/Bike-rides/Edinburgh-Night-Ride

July

North Berwick Tennis Tournament 
http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?categoryID=527&documentID=328&pageNumber=3

August

North Berwick Law Race
There are no advance entries - registration is from 6pm on the day of the race, for a 7.30pm start. 
http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?categoryID=527&documentID=328&pageNumber=4

September

Pedal for Scotland
Take to your bikes this weekend and challenge yourself in the great Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle Challenge. There are three routes to choose from: Challenge Ride - 51 miles; Sportive Ride - 100 miles or the Family Ride, a short 3 mile off road for families, youngsters and new cyclists.
www.pedalforscotland.org

World Hickory Open
Details coming soon. 
www.worldhickoryopen.com

October

Bupa Great Edinburgh Run
A world class 10K road running event which starts in Holyrood Park.
http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=3  


If you have a sporting event that you would like to be added to this list, please email the event details to jjarvis@enjoyleisure.com 

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