Turnhouse Hill Race

Race Details

Race date: 12/06/2024
Start Time: 7.30pm (senior 16+); 7.35pm (Junior (10-15) fun run)

Number collection from 6pm

Online registration at SI-entries goes live May 12th:
click here for registration – live from May 10th
Senior race:
Only Entry cost: £7
Entry on the day cost: £8

Junior race is for FREE

The race registration cost includes a £3 donation to the Pentland Hills Regional Park (PHRP)


The senior Turnhouse Hill race (5.2kms, 310 metres) is a traditional hill race suited for all runners with hill running experience. Although relatively short, the main ascent and descent to/from the summit are steep so hill shoes are advised. The route is mostly tracked although the steep climb up to the summit is through heather.

The junior race was extended a little in 2023. It is a short out and back route but it now goes slightly higher up Turnhouse – ca. 2.2kms, 160 metres – see map below.

Turnhouse Hill Race Route

Turnhouse Hill Race Route and marshal locations

The race start is a few minutes jog up the glen road from the Flotterstone car park (NT229631).
Please follow the track through the woodland

Race start and registration


Registration (number collection) is near the Pentland café at the Flotterstone car park (EH26 0PR or NT232630) within the Pentland Hills Regional Park. The race start is a few mins walk/jog away through the trees – see above.Getting There

Travel to the race:
Please be responsible with respect to travelling to the race. We want the event to be as sustainable as possible, so please car share, use public transport or even cycle to the event.

By Car

Flotterstone Car Park is located just off the A702 just south of Edinburgh. Heading out of Edinburgh over the bypass at Lothianburn, bear right at the fork and after approx 2.5m/4km Flotterstone will be on your right.

Number collection (from 6pm) is near the Pentland café at the Flotterstone car park (EH26 0PR or NT232630) within the Pentland Hills Regional Park. What3words: animate.collide.panicking

Due to limited parking, it would be appreciated if you could car share as much as possible.

There will be marshals assisting with car parking, please take advice from them regarding parking and follow their instructions.

Please note that the Flotterstone carpark has been undergoing “maintanance” and it is unclear how much of it will be usable. We will post an update on the SHR webpage if we think there could be parking issues.

The map below suggest potential (in blue) nearby “overflow” parking, but please park responsibly.

Parking for Turnhouse

Parking options for Turnhouse Hill Race

By Bus

Take the number  101 or 102 (Houston buses): link


There are very limited public toilet facilities behind the Pentland café.
There are no changing and showering facilities available.



This race is run under SHR rules and although close to the longest day of the year, all runners must carry full body cover (weather conditions applicable) and a whistle. A compass is not needed as the course will be marshalled but you are advised to print a copy of the map although the route will be well marshalled.











Turnhouse Route – Quarantine Covid Edition

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