Frequently Asked Questions

…about our 2023 Penicuik 10km Road Race

Q. Can I enter the race on the day?
A. Yes, as long as the race doesn’t fill up with pre-entries online – you may not get a medal on the day but you will be guaranteed one within 7 days.
Online Entry here :

Q. How much does it cost?
A. SA Affilliated £10  Unaffilliated £12

Q. Where do I register and/or declare and collect my race number on the day?
A. From 9.30am until 10.45am at Penicuik Playing Fields on Bog Road Penicuik EH26 9BT
We can offer offer changing facilities and toliets.

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.   Registration will be in the Playing Fields on Bog Road where the race starts and finishes.

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. We would encourage travelling to the event by public transport to reduce the environmental impact of the race.  If this is not possible for you, on street parking is available on the surrounding streets but please do NOT park on Bog Road (where the race starts) or in the Penicuik Centre car park. Please park considerately and do not block residents or local businesses access.

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. Only bone conducting are allowed.

Q. Will there be prizes?
A. Prizes are available for all major age category winners as well as locals – these will be be presented at the finishline.There will also be a tem prize for the first male and female club team home. Please identoify yourself as a team at registration so that we can mark your race number. Medals for 300 finishers.

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.

  • ONLY bone-conduction headphones are permitted. Marshals are instructed to note number of any runner who flaunts this rule and they will be disqualified at the finish.

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.

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