Hairy Haggis Team Relay


The EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay is an opportunity for a team of 4 runners to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The 26.2 miles is split into 4 legs, each runner will run one leg.

Location

Edinburgh

Date

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Join our team

Gather your team and sign up for Hairy Haggis Team Relay today!

Get those running shoes out and do something incredible by helping us to empower disabled people to access the digital world and reduce social isolation.

Register your team for £20 with a pledge to raise a minimum team total of £500.

Sign up today via Active!

Your support matters

We all understand the benefits of activity for mind and body, now more than ever. Now’s your chance to take part in a world famous event and support disabled people across Scotland to access technology, allowing them to live, learn, and work as independently as they choose. 

One in five of us will become disabled at some point in our lives. Many will become disabled after an accident, or from a stroke, cancer, or developing conditions like multiple sclerosis or motor neurone disease. These life-changing circumstances can stop people in their tracks. Your fundraising will help ensure people can achieve their dreams.

What you'll get as part of our team

  • Full, dedicated support from a member of our fundraising team.
  • A free Leonard Cheshire branded t-shirt.
  • Fundraising pack with fundraising and training tips, as well as sponsor forms.
  • Official thank you letter and certificate from us after the event as a token of our appreciation. 
     
A group on people in Leonard Cheshire branded tshirts at a cheer point at the London Marathon

Got your own place?

We'd still love to have you on our team! Once you set up your fundraising target, we will support you every step of the way.

If you would like to be involved with any other events within the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, or receive more information, please call Isaac on 07711 188161 or email ScottishEvents@leonardcheshire.org

The course

Leg 1: The Royal Leg – 8.3 miles

Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest Universities in the world, this incredible city centre start takes you through the very heart of Edinburgh. As you pass Greyfriars Bobby on your left, you also take in the National Museum of Scotland on your right, before heading over the High Street and down The Mound. Don’t be surprised if you see a few shoppers stop and cheer as you then run past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop.

The route then takes in the ‘Gothic Rocket’, otherwise known as the Scott Monument, as it meanders down the historic Royal Mile, heading towards and past the somewhat controversial Scottish Parliament building. Here you can look up and take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat & Salisbury Crags, as well as the Palace of Holyrood, before departing the Royal Park and heading east towards the coast where runners reach the first relay changeover at Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh.

Leg 2: The Cock & Pan Leg – 5.5 miles

The route then crosses the River Esk and past Musselburgh Racecourse and then continues beyond Prestongrange Mining Museum, Prestonpans, the site of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton where reaching the second relay changeover at Port Seton Links.

Leg 3: The Gosford Leg – 8 miles

It then races on to picturesque East Lothian, along Scotland’s golf coast which boasts 22 courses including some of the world’s oldest and most admired like North Berwick, Gullane and Muirfield. The route passes the village of Longniddry then enters the grounds of Gosford House before looping around and heading back to Port Seton and the final relay changeover.

Leg 4: The Glory Leg – 4.4 miles

Now in the home straight the route passes through Port Seton, Cockenzie and Prestonpans back past Musselburgh Links, the famous golf course officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest golf course in the world. The marathon finishes in playing fields at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School.