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Salomon Sunset Series comes to Edinburgh

Written by Fiona

May 22 2017

Scotland welcomes the Salomon Sunset Series to the capital city of Edinburgh on Saturday June 3. The 10k evening trail run takes place in Holyrood Park and on Arthur’s Seat as the sun goes down.

The Salomon Sunset Series includes several events across the UK and aims to reconnect runners with the sights, sounds and smells of nature – and to introduce new runners to the fun of the trails.

Salomon Sunset Series in Edinburgh

The event village opens at 4.30pm in Holyrood Park and the 10k run will start as the sun sets at 8.30pm.

Visitors can enjoy workshops and talks from experts, including Scotland’s Donnie Campbell, view the latest trail running kit, watch running videos, join the Salomon community and learn how to find local trails.

Why run at sunset?

A spokesperson for the series said: “Removing the traffic, city noises and crowds and replacing them with beautiful scenery, sounds of nature and a beautiful sunset view provides an entirely different running experience. We hope as many people as possible will join us in Edinburgh in June at the Salomon Sunset Series.”

Pre-lim events: To find out more

If you’d like to find out more about trail running, meet some experts, learn about kit and where to find good local routes, pop along to the Salomon Sunset Series trailer which will be in Castle Street, Edinburgh, on May 27 and 28 between 9am and 7pm.

On the 27th at 2pm Donnie Campbell will be holding a trail running Q&A session.

On the 28th, Ricky Lightfoot will be talking about the transition from road to trail running.

There will be a prize giveaways taking place throughout these events.

Event programme

16.30  Event village opens and arrival of participants.

16.45  Race information opens

17:00  Trail workshop with Donnie Campbell

17.45  Trail running speaker Ricky Lightfoot (outside pop-up shop)

18:00  Trail workshop with Ricky Lightfoot

18.30 Family Trail Workshop (age 7+ and accompanied by a parent)

19:00  Trail running speaker Donnie Campbell (outside pop-up shop)

20:20  Runners assemble on start line

20:30  Race starts.

The entry cost is £25 and includes an event day ticket, three months of free subscription to OS 3D maps (worth £6.99), a Clif bar and handcrafted wooden completer coaster.

The Salomon Sunset Series events will use precise event timing technology. Personal finish times and positions will be sent to each runner via text message once registered at the finish line and all times will be available to view live online.

See Salomon Sunset Series.

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