Edinburgh Race For Life 2023: Road closures, course details and meeting point for event in Holyrood Park

Here’s all you need to know about this weekend’s Edinburgh’s Race for Life 2023
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People across Edinburgh are set to unite against cancer by taking part in Race for Life 2023 this weekend.

Cancer Research UK’s much-loved event, which takes place in Holyrood Park on Sunday, June 4 will see money raised to help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat cancer – and save lives.

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This year’s Race For Life includes The Holyrood 10k, which starts at 10.15am, and the Holyrood 5k, at 11am.

People across Edinburgh are set to unite against cancer by taking part in Race for Life 2023 this weekend.People across Edinburgh are set to unite against cancer by taking part in Race for Life 2023 this weekend.
People across Edinburgh are set to unite against cancer by taking part in Race for Life 2023 this weekend.

Race for Life 10k: The course is set in the scenic grounds of Holyrood Park. The 10k route is a single lap, starting and finishing on the field adjacent to Holyrood Palace and runs around Arthur's Seat, taking in the beautiful views across Edinburgh. This event is mainly on roads and includes a large incline. The start and finish lines are situated on the main playing fields of Holyrood Park.

Race for Life 5k: The 5k route starts and finishes on the field adjacent to Holyrood Palace and runs around Arthur's Seat, taking in the beautiful views across Edinburgh. This event is mainly on roads but includes one large incline. The start and finish lines are situated on the main playing fields of Holyrood Park.

Sunday, June 11 will see Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Pretty Muddy (mud-splattered obstacle course) at The Meadows. Pretty Muddy Kids starts at 10.15am and Pretty Muddy for adults is from 11am.

Road closures

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Several roads in the area around Holyrood Park will be closed from 6am to 1pm. They are: Holyrood Gait, Horse Wynd, Queen's Drive between Holyrood Gait and Horse Wynd, at Holyrood Park Road and at Old Church Lane, Duke's Walk at Queen's Park Avenue.

Travel information

Due to the city centre location, there is no event parking available for this event. Participants and spectators are asked to use public transport or city centre car parks when travelling to this event.

For more information on Race For Life, visit raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/