What do I carry?
You are responsible for your personal items at the event. However, we can put aside certain items to look after but leaving items with us is at your own risk. Depending on the weather we would recommended wet weather and warm clothing, water and snacks.
What sort of shoes should I wear?
If a runner ,then we recommend the shoes you usually train and run in.
For walkers we recommend you wear shoes or boots you have been wearing for some time, make sure they are comfortable and give your ankles maximum support.
How do we find our way along the route?
The route will be clearly and fully signed with directional signs,– meaning you never have to worry about finding your way and can just concentrate on the event you are participating in.
What is the terrain of the route like?
The Christmas Walk / Runs are generally flat as it follows paths that are mainly tarmac and very firm.
What happens if I or someone in my team has to pull out of the event along the route?
If you unfortunately have to drop out of the challenge, you will need to do so at the nearest check-point if possible, where a marshall will alert the event organisers, who will 'log' you out of the event.
Can I bring my dog on the challenge?
Dogs can take part but must be on a lead and under control at all times.
When do entries open and close?
Postal entries close on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Do you have a late check-in facility?
The late entry check-in desk will be open from 9am on Saturday 3rd December and 7.30am on Sunday 4th December. It will be situated at the Royal Botanic Garden end of Inverleith Park.
Can I enter more than one event?
When do I receive my participation number and event information map?
All participants will receive an information map, official sponsor form; walkers will also receive their walk numbers.
Runners can pick up their run numbers and chip ether on Saturday 3rd December from 9am onwards in inverleith Park or from 07.30am on Sunday 4th December at the Royal Botanic Garden end of Inverleith Park.
Where can I leave my baggage whilst I am taking part?
There will be a left baggage store at the late check-in desk.
Are there any prizes?
Two - We shall award prizes for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female runners in the 5k & 10k Runs.
What happens if I lose my numbers?
If it is before the registration closing dates you may contact Great Scottish Events office or 0131 208 2500 and we will replace it. If after go to the late check-in desk and we will re issue you with new number.
What happens if I wish to change my event after entering?
You will have to contact the Great Scottish Events office or 0131 208 2500 (note if your entry has already been processed an administration fee will be charged!)
Are there refreshment stations?
There will be at least two water stations on all road events.
Is there a First Aid section?
Full first aid stations will be provided throughout both days of the Christmas Festival.
How will I be timed?
Full race results will be published and be on display in Inverleith Park within one hour of each race being completed and also on www.greatscottishevents.org.uk
What are the starting times?
The Edinburgh Christmas Santa Parade 09.30am Saturday 3rd December
The Edinburgh Christmas Walk Start Time 1pm Saturday 3rd December
The Golden Tinsel mile Walks Start Time 1.30pm Saturday 3rd December
The Edinburgh Christmas 5k Run 09.30am on Sunday 4th December
The Edinburgh Christmas 10k Run 10.30am Sunday 4th December
The Santa Toddle 1.30pm Sunday 4th December
How do we get to Inverleith Park?
Limited car parking is available in the surrounding streets off Inverleith Park . Therewill be a disabled disembarking bay available in Arboretum Place opposite the West Gate of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.Lothian Bus service to Stockbridge 29, Ferry Road 21 and Inverleith Row 27.
We are travelling a long distance, can you recommend accommodation?
Yes, we have accommodation providers who will be happy to provide reduced rate rooms to all entrants who wish to stay a little longer in Edinburgh, either overnight or a long weekend
One of our team mates has dropped out of the challenge, can someone else take his place?
All teams are made up of walkers who have paid a non-refundable registration fee. We can add, change and amend team sizes and names but any cancellation of a team member is subject to a £25 admin fee - please email us at , if you need to change a team member.
I signed up as an individual - can I join a team?
If you have signed up to the walks as an individual you can amend your registration form by logging back in to the forms and changing your registration to Team Registration. You then need to specify the Team Name you'd like to create or join.