Encouraged by the mass participation and success of last years event, running4renewables will again have a presence at this years Edinburgh Marathon Festival, with volunteers entering for the Edinburgh Marathon, Scottish Half Marathon and Hairy Haggis Team Relay. These events all take place in Edinburgh on the 22nd of May 2011. A running4renewables tent will be present on race day providing shelter, food and drinks, and a masseuse will be on hand to help ease those aching muscles! We will also hand out prizes for the top runners, teams and fundraisers.
Entry to the 2011 Edinburgh Marathon and the new Scottish Half Marathon is on a first come, first served basis. Entries for the 2010 marathon closed almost six months before race day so if you want to guarantee your place enter early with the running4renewables team.
The Edinburgh Marathon
The Edinburgh Marathon has been billed by Runners World as “The World’s Fastest Marathon!” Launched in 2003, it is now the second largest marathon in the UK. The route takes in some of Edinburgh’s most stunning scenery. Starting in the city centre, runners pass through Holyrood Park, Leith Links and Portobello Promenade before making their way past Lothian with a grandstand finish in Musselburgh Racecourse. You can register to run the marathon as an individual here.
The Scottish Half
The Scottish Half will start two hours before the marathon. Runners will experience the big race excitement of the Edinburgh Marathon and the grandstand finish at Musselburgh Racecourse. You can register to take part in the Half Marathon here.
The Hairy Haggis relay
Runners split the distance between a team of four, with each participant running between six to eight miles. Year on year this event grows in popularity and in 2010 over 1000 teams took part. Enjoy the Scottish bagpipers, rock bands and a host of on-route entertainment while you take in the scenery of Edinburgh and East Lothian.
To sign up to take part as part of a team you must first choose your team captain and ask them to register your team here. Team captains can then invite the rest of their team to sign up. Your team captain must be prepared to motivate the rest of the team to push themselves to train hard and meet their fundraising target- not a job for a shrinking violet!
You can Run for Renewables wherever you are !
If you can’t get to Edinburgh for the 22nd why not just find an event that suits you? Whether you are warming up to your first 5k or taking on the Bob Graham Challenge the money you raise in sponsorship will make a real difference to the lives of people living in energy poverty. You can run for renewables anywhere you like! For more information contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are signing up to take part in running4renewables in Edinburgh on the 22nd of May we can help you to find accommodation in the city. For more information contact email@example.com