Take on a 15-mile run across Edinburgh and come together to fight homelessness. Feel the streets beneath you on a unique open-road circuit through Scotland’s most beautiful city. Join us and use your feet as a force for change.

What you will get:

Technical running top
Sports massage
Finisher’s medal
Free race photos
Chipped time results
Free bag transfer

29th September 2019
29th September 2019
Trip duration:
1 Day


Why run for Shelter Scotland?

There are 1095 children living in temporary accommodation in Edinburgh right now, and another 8 households become homeless every day. By signing up for Urban Rush and raising money for Shelter Scotland, you’ll helping us to make sure they’re not fighting homelessness alone.

What is Urban Rush?

Starting and finishing in Holyrood Park, Urban Rush is a unique 15-mile run around Scotland’s iconic capital.

Are the roads closed?

As a unique cross-city urban run, the roads will not be closed, but the course will be extremely well marshalled. Both traffic and pedestrian management programmes will be in place.

How long does it take and do I have to run?

Yes, it’s a run – but the event is open to people of all abilities. How long it takes depends on your level of fitness and approach. We expect a range of times, between 1 hour 45mins and 3 hours 30mins.

How much do I need to raise, and when by?

If you are taking part as an individual, we ask for a £229 sponsorship pledge (plus registration fee). For a team of four, we ask for £799 sponsorship (plus registration fee).

Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts on what Shelter can achieve, so please ensure you are confident in reaching this pledge before signing up for Urban Rush. The deadline for sending in your sponsorship money is six weeks after the event.

How do I train for Urban Rush?

Think half-marathon – plus a wee bit more! Take a look at our training page for hints, tips and full training programmes.