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Scurry To Sea Runner

Scurry to the Sea Is Back

Fancy a unique 12 mile running event and a chance to take in some of Edinburgh’s finest views?

Want to try something a little different this summer? Scurry to the Sea, a unique 12 mile urban orienteering event, is back on the race calendar in 2022 scheduled for 24 July.

Runners will start up in the Pentlands and finish on the beach at Musselburgh by linking and navigating various trails throughout Edinburgh. Organisers say it is 'a unique 12 mile running event and a chance to take in some of Edinburgh’s finest views'.

Starting with a short hill run to the top of Allemuir in the Pentlands it's then downhill all the way! Heading from hilltop to the sea participants will take on a good mix of cross country, urban orienteering and road-running while navigating their way to the sandy beach finish at Musselburgh.

At just under 12 miles runners set off from Hillend Ski Centre car park with a short lung buster up behind the centre building before following a route to the top of Allemuir Hill at 1627ft. Entrants will continue the hill running section down past Swanston Golf Course and from there they need to navigate their own way via the mandatory checkpoints towards the finish line and a compulsory 'scurry' across the sand to the finish by the sea.

The course record holders are currently Andrew Macrae of Carnethy Hill Runners who achieved 1:11:31 in 2021 and Rachel Normand, also of Carnethy Hill Runners who ran 1:24:17 in 2018.

If you would like to know more about this unique event, visit the Scurry Events website.

Image: Scurry Events

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