Cramond Island

An Island Adventure

This East Coast trail race is unique in many ways...

As far as unique running events go, the Scurry Around Cramond Island is a real contender for best in class! Not only is it a sunset race, it includes an island, running out to sea and a couple bridges for good measure (they happen to be part of the view - which isn't too bad either).

This multi terrain 5 mile race encompasses Edinburgh's tidal Cramond island, giving runners a chance to run a mile out to sea and to take in some great views across the river Forth towards Edinburgh and the Forth Bridges. The run will be clearly marked and marshalled and will involve an undulating mixed terrain route.

Starting by the boardwalk beach club cafe the run takes in a short scenic off road loop in the field behind the Roman Fort and Cramond Kirk before heading down towards the island crossing. It is around a mile from the Promenade to the island and there is a short hill climb across the island before circumnavigating the beach around the back of the island. Returning along the same route to the finish line.

Organisers say: "The terrain will be a mix of tarmac, grass, single track path, uneven tarmac, sandy beach and rocky surfaces. Depending on weather conditions, puddles will be expected on the causeway!"

Each competitor will receive a race memento at the finish line and race organisers, Scurry Events, will be looking to provide some community support in the form of a charitable donation to one or two local charities and the local RNLI at South Queensferry.

If you'd like to know more visit the Scurry Events website.

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