Great Scottish Tattie Run 2019

Sunday 30th June 2019

Silverknowes Promenade next to Boardwalk Beach Club Cafe: Silverknowes Promenade, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Other endurance, Running, Distance running, 1 Mile


Activities

  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Adult Individual - Over 18 yrs
  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Junior Individual - Under 18 yrs
  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Adult Relay Team - Male or Female (1/4 mile each) - Over 18yrs
  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Special Nominated Charity
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race 12yrs - 14yrs (200 metres)
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race 9yrs - 11yrs (200 metres)
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race 6yrs - 8yrs (100 metres)
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race Toddlers 6yrs and under (50 metres)

Description

Silverknowes Promenade Sunday 30th June 2019

Are you tired of the usual 5k, 10k, half marathon format? Great Scottish Events are offering something different on Sunday 1 July at Silverknowes Promenade. It's a short distance race - just one mile - but there is a twist. Participants are expected to carry a bag of potatoes! 

Men are asked to haul a 20kg bag (just over three stones in old money) and women 10kg at the 'Great Scottish Tattie Run.' There are relay options (4 x 400 metres) and anyone considering that option will face serious opposition from teams of army cadets, pub teams, gym members and football supporters. 

The Great Scottish Tattie Run is sponsored by Greenvale AP, a leading supplier of fresh potatoes and the UK’s largest grower of organic potatoes. And while there is a medal on offer at this event the major prize is that you get to take home the potatoes.

There is also a 'Spud and Spoon' race for kids or adults. The whole occasion is played for laughs so if you get along make sure to take lots of photos and catch the 'potato carriers' in the most ludicrous poses.

You can choose to support one of our Special Nominated Charities, any other charity or just take part for good old fashioned fun!

The Great Scottish Tattie Run is £5 to enter and is part of the Great Scottish Walk & Run Festival which includes a 5k and 10k run and a 10k and 20k walk as well as shorter Golden Mile walks and the children's Great Scottish Toddle.

The final question for finishers is what to do with their 'Tattie' haul. Chips or roast potatoes are an obvious answer but might not fit in with a healthier lifestyle. Potato salad, cheese and leek bake or shepherd's pie might be better options. 

Further details about other activities, all on Sunday 1st July 2018:

The Great Scottish Summer Run 5k (Start Time 09.30am),  10k (Start Time 11.00am) 

The Great Scottish Summer Runs 5k & 10k Open to all seasoned runners, beginners or just runners who wish to run with friends and family. We shall have special prizes for 1st- 2nd- 3rd male & female runners. We will also chip record times and positions of all runners.

The Great Scottish Walk 20k - Walkers can do this competitively for cups and medals or use the walk to raise much needed funds for their favourite charity. Whether they do it on their own, with family, friends, with work mates or as one of the competing teams, it’ll be a great day out for all. The walk will take the participants through some of the most beautiful scenery of Edinburgh. The Great Scottish Walk 10k - Not competitive but mainly aimed at attracting the not so fit and fun walkers. All walkers receive a medal and a healthy goody bag

The Golden Mile Walks - Not wanting to or feel like walking the longer distances? Walk or Stroll 1, 2, or 3 miles you choose the distance! Take part in an event that will be fun and also a little bit of a challenge.

The Great Scottish Toddle - For children under six years of age, infants in buggies are also welcome. There will be lots of entertainment, medals, certificates and great goody bags for everyone.  

Event details and schedule

Details about all activities on Sunday 30th June 2019

The Great Scottish 'Tattie Run' - (Start Time 02.00pm)

Men are asked to haul a 20kg bag (just over three stones in old money) and women 10kg at the 'Great Scottish Tattie Run.' There are relay options (4 x 400 metres) and anyone considering that option will face serious opposition from teams of army cadets, pub teams, gym members and football supporters. 

The Great Scottish Tattie Run is sponsored by Greenvale AP, a leading supplier of fresh potatoes and the UK’s largest grower of organic potatoes. And while there is a medal on offer at this event the major prize is that you get to take home the potatoes.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The Great Scottish Summer Run 5k (Start Time 09.30am),  10k (Start Time 11.00am) 

All runner's times will be recorded. (Great opportunity to get your PB!)

The Great Scottish Summer Runs 5k & 10k Open to all seasoned runners, beginners or just runners who wish to run with friends and family. We shall have special prizes for 1st- 2nd- 3rd male & female runners. We will also chip record times and positions of all runners.

The Great Scottish Walk 20k - Walkers can do this competitively for cups and medals or use the walk to raise much needed funds for their favourite charity. Whether they do it on their own, with family, friends, with work mates or as one of the competing teams, it’ll be a great day out for all. The walk will take the participants through some of the most beautiful scenery on the shores of the Firth of Forth. Including the shoreline of Silverknowes, through the scenic Cramond past the majestic Lauriston Castle on to the lush Dalmeny Estate before returning to the splendour of Silverknowes again. All walkers receive a medal and a goody bag!

The Great Scottish Walk 10k - Not competitive but mainly aimed at attracting the not so fit and fun walkers. All walkers receive a medal and a healthy goody bag

The Golden Mile Walks - Not wanting to or feel like walking the longer distances? Walk or Stroll 1, 2, or 3 miles you choose the distance! Take part in an event that will be fun and also a little bit of a challenge.

The Great Scottish Toddle - For children under six years of age, infants in buggies are also welcome. There will be lots of entertainment, medals, certificates and great goody bags for everyone.  

Lot's more fun to see and do for the whole family!

Please arrive in plenty of time as it can be busy.

On street parking around the area with limited spaces for Disabled parking next to the arena.

Course maps and further information along with number will be posted out closer to the event date - please note all entries within one week of the event will have to pick up their information pack on the day at least 30 mins before your chosen activity.

We shall have a drop off area for personal belongings which will be looked after. However, we can't be held responsible for valuable items.

Please check our website for full details of this event. 

Organised by

Great Scottish Events

5 Vivian Terrace, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh

Phone: 447753385329

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