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Event organiser : Alan Lawson
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What is the Seven Hills of Edinburgh ?

Every year since 1980, on a Sunday in June, a few hundred hardy individuals take part in one of the most unusual running events in the country,
The Seven Hills of Edinburgh
— a combination of road-running, cross-country, hill-running, and urban orienteering... 14.3 miles in length and with 2200 feet of ascent/descent.

It attracts runners of all ages and all abilities — from the leading distance-runners who get round in 100 minutes, to the more modest performers who may take up to 4 hours. But they all enjoy the satisfaction of completing one of the most scenic and challenging of sporting courses.
[Course Information]

An event of great character, and with a tremendous friendly atmosphere on the day, it's THE event that everyone — Edinburgh-based or otherwise — should do at least once!

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Which Event to Enter?
The seriously-fit should enter "The Race". Those of more modest ability (above 1 hour 40 for a half-marathon, say) can enter "The Challenge" (starting half an hour in advance).

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2017  Event : Sunday 18th June

Entries opened on Monday 3rd April, at 9pm.

The Challenge and The Race are now both full.
Sorry, no waiting lists.

You can check the list of entrants by clicking on the EntryCentral logo below and then asking for 'Sign-ups'.

All the practical information that entrants need is on the EntryCentral Seven Hills of Edinburgh Festival 'info' page; just click on the logo...


2016 Event : Sunday 26th June : Report

The RACE was won by Tom Martyn of HBT in 1:39:35. Johnny Lawson of Portobello was 2nd, and Duncan Coombs of HBT 3rd. Stewart Whitlie of Carnethy was 4th, also taking the vets prize as 1st M50. Jimmy Hudson was 1st M60, and Allan Gordon (HBT) 1st M70.

The women's trophy was won by Gdawg/Georgina Tindley of HBT in 1:56:29, with Eilidh Yates (Edin.Tri) 2nd. Rona Anderson (Dunbar) was 3rd, and also retained the women's vet trophy as 1st F45. Judith Dobson of Kinross took the F55 prize.

Team event:  'Carnethy's top team won the team prize (Whitlie, Hammond, Shekleton), narrowly edging out Portobello's Lawson, Geoghegan and Carstairs).

A record 455 runners completed the course.

Full results can be seen on the Results page.


* Prizewinners below

* At Craiglockhart, by Chris Magowan...

* At Lang Linn path, by Gary Hall...

* At the West Mains Road Allotments, by John McCurdy...

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Doublers : The 2016 list of the super-heroes who did the Edinburgh Marathon and Seven Hills 'Double' can be seen here.

Race winner Tom Martyn


Race runner-up Johnny Lawson


Winner of the women's trophy, Gdawg Tinley


Rona Anderson, 3rd woman and F45 trophy winner


Judith Dobson (Kinross RR), 1st F55


Stewart Whitlie, winner of the M50 vet trophy (again)


Jimmy Hudson, 1st M60


Duncan Coombs, 3rd in the Race


Race Director's Assistant, Douglas Sime, aged 8


Piper on Blackford Hill


Workforce at Blackford Hill

Marijn Rodenburg, 1st Dutch runner, taking his coaster


One runner clearly had a rubbish run



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