Frequently Asked Questions

…about our Penicuik 10km Road Race

Q. Can I enter the race on the day?
A. Yes you can enter on the day although as we are limited to 300 places pre-registration will guarantee that you can participate. You can enter in advance online at or by printing and posting this form. It costs an extra £3 to enter on the day (see next question).

Q. How much does it cost?
A. Entry in advance via EntryCentral online or printing and posting costs £9/£11. Registration on the day incurs an additional fee of £3 taking the cost to £12/£14. We are trying to encourage as many runners as possible to pre-enter the race.

Q. Where do I register and/or declare on the day?
A. Penicuik High School on Carlops Road in Penicuik from 8.30am (access via Bellman’s Road, see next question). Changing facilities and post-race refreshments are also available here. Some parking available in the school but please use the surrounding streets and park responsibly.

Q. Do you have a map of the route and facilities etc?
A. We have prepared an interactive Google Map of the route. You can click on the various icons on the map to find information about key areas and locations, as well as move the map around and zoom in and out. Note that access to the area of the High School where you register is via Bellman’s Road to the right of the school as you look at it.

Q. How can I get to Penicuik?
A. Penicuik is approx 10 miles south of Edinburgh. By clicking on one of the symbols on this map and then the ‘to here’ link that pops up and entering your starting location you can get Google Maps supplied directions (also see next question).

For public transport there are various and frequent buses from Edinburgh to the north and (less frequently) Peebles to the south.

Try for information about buses from Edinburgh; the 37/47 runs approximately every 15 minutes and passes close to Waverley Train Station. Unfortunately Penicuik does not have a railway station (or indeed a railway!).

Q. Where can I park?
A. Parking is available in the surrounding streets (Bellman’s Road, Carlops Road etc). Please do NOT park on Bog Road or in the car park of the new Penicuik Centre (swimming/leisure/library complex). Once again, please see our facilities map for an indication of the preferred places to park

Q. Will the course be marshalled?
A. Yes, marshals will be stationed throughout the race route to ensure your safety at all times. Please adhere to any advice or instructions they issue. No headphones allowed so that you can hear their instructions.

Q. Will there be prizes?
A. Prizes are available for all major age category winners as well as locals. Medals for the first 220 finishers. Prize giving will take place in Penicuik High School.

Q. Is the race suitable for fancy dress entrants or those wishing to shake a charity bucket?
A. No

Q. Can I wear earphones/headphones etc whilst participating in the race?
A. No, you will be disqualified if you do.

Q. Where can I get the results?
A. You can get the results from this page which will be published as soon as we can after the race is finished.

Q. Is the race suitable for disabled athletes?
A. ‘Race organisers should allow the disabled athlete and/or their coach to review the course if possible to assess its suitability for their participation and should discuss with athletes/coaches what reasonable adjustments might be appropriate. ‘
There are points on our course that are not wide enough for a wheelchair or a visually impaired runner with a guide.  Other factors that may prevent inclusion are – Very steep hill, Crossing Roads and a change of terrain.
We are more than happy for any runner to assess our route to decide on it’s suitablity for them, please contact the organiser with any questions.

6 comments on Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Ian Hall says:

    I would like to thank Penicuikharriers for putting on a really great day weather conditions were perfect but when you have competitors disobeying the rules and regulations of the race by wearing their headphones out on country roads when they are putting their own lives at risk, so Penicuikharriers needs to rethink their policy regarding headphones. I would like to give Penicuikharriers an option by putting marshals in the race to monitor this. I for one I always support Penicuikharriers for doing excellent job every year so congratulations. I can’t wait to do it again.

  2. Gill Barrie says:

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you for today it was fabulous!! Well organised, lovely marshals and the spread at the end was the best I have ever seen. I was a pupil at Penicuik High and haven’t been back to the school in 36 years… Today I was extremely proud to return. Thanks to all involved it was a credit to you all ????

  3. Ian Hall says:

    When you have so many competitors turning up for the 10K you need to make absolutely clear as other people turn up with iphones and ipods and other modern technology when you tell them the rules and regulations of the race they take no notice of any announcements made by the organisers. Have a good day.

  4. Alex says:

    How fast do you have to run to be in the top 220?
    I run around 45m

  5. Susie says:

    I have emailed you a reply Callum. First timers are more than welcome, our time limit is 1.5hours due to the Police having to support us.

  6. callum brown says:

    hi im looking to enter the 10k run.It will be my first, Iam just an beginer at the age of 45. I will probably take around 1hr to 1hr 10 mins to complete the run. Will there be other first time runners or is this run just for club runners. many thanks callum

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