Turnhouse Hill Race

Unfortunately this race cannot go ahead this year. Hopefully next year…..

Race Details

Race date: 17th June 2020 (cancelled)
Start Time: 7.30pm (senior); 7.35pm (Junior)
Registration Opens: 6pm
Entry cost: £6


Turnhouse Hill Race (5.2kms, 310 metres) is a traditional “turn up on the day” 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 race start is a few minutes walk/jog up the road from race registration at the Flotterstone car park (NT229631).


Registration 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.

Getting There

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. If you get to the new Mauricewood roundabout you’ve gone too far!

Due to limited parking it would be appreciated by the organisers if you could car share as much as possible, or use alternative transport.

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

By Bus

Take the number 101 or 102 to Flotterstone. These are operated by Stagecoach and run between Edinburgh & Dumfries. Unfortunately neither Lothian or Borders buses serve this location.

By Bike or on Foot

Race registration is free for anyone cycling, walking, or indeed running, to the event.


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
run with 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 off a copy of the route map.

2 comments on Turnhouse Hill Race

  1. John Morris says:

    Is the 2021 turn house race going ahead?

    • Allan Dunbar says:

      Hi John, sorry for the delay in responding. We are waiting to see how restrictions are looking before making a final decision on whether and when to hold the race. We’ll give as much notice as possible. Thanks

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