Date:  24/10/2021

Time:  09:30

Location:  The Royal Mile

Address:  The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
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2020 MEN’S 10K EDINBURGH EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Over the past 4 months we have been working closely with, and drawing on the vast array of knowledge and resources available from, the UK and Scottish Governments, World Athletics, local authorities teams and medical teams to research, plan and work to adapt our delivery models. This was to ensure that, if government restrictions allowed, we were able to deliver a safe event for our Participants, Event Team, Partners and Suppliers. It is with deep regret however, we are sharing with you today that we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the event until 2021. We think that it’s important that you understand how and why we have come to make this decision.

 As you know, it is outside of our control to say when events will be permitted to go ahead, and sadly there is insufficient information currently available to allow us to estimate when this will be. The nature of the event demands a considerable amount of preparation, not only from our team and our delivery partners, but from the participants. Their preparation for an event will involve training, sometimes meaning they are dedicating many hours away from their friends and family, which for many is understandably unpalatable or impossible with the demands of home working, childcare and schooling at this time. For others it requires the booking of accommodation or travel and we feel that it is unfair to ask for your and their continuing preparation if we cannot make a firm assurance that we will definitely be able to go ahead with the event on the planned date. 

We, as a team, are devastated to be sharing this announcement with you. We know you will be equally disappointed and we are acutely aware of the impact that the loss of events is having on our affiliate charities.  We will continue to do everything we can to support them.

Current participants have a range of options available to them within their My Details account when they log in. If you are a current entrant, please log in to find out more and select your preferred option. These options will be available until the 25th October 2020. Please note that if you take no action by this date, we will automatically defer your entry to the 2021 event for you.

We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the event, and look forward to being back delivering world-class events again for you, and our affiliate charities, in 2021.

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What is the Mens 10k?

The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in the UK. 

The Men’s 10K Edinburgh is a stunning 10K run through the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city. The stage is set for the men of Scotland and beyond to make a positive change! Consistently around 40% of the men taking part have never entered a running event before. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in the UK. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Our aim is to help change this, little by little – and the Men’s 10K is how we are doing it!

 


What’s the route?

MEN’S 10K EDINBURGH ROUTE Starting on the historic Royal Mile, this incredible city centre route takes you past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. It then goes past the Scott Monument and swoops past the Scottish Parliament building, before carrying onto Holyrood Park. Here you take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat, as well as Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth, before heading on to the Grassmarket. As you reach the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket you’re past the halfway point, where the cheering crowds will help you on your way to a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Is there an entry fee?
There is no entry fee to you as SiMBA are an affiliated charity but we have set minimum sponsorship level of £70 for this event to cover the cost of the event place charged to the charity.

We're here to support you
We think you are totally awesome for entering this event and we want to support you every step of the way. We'll be in regular contact via email, we'll help you to set up your Just Giving Page, we'll wish you luck before the event and share your story on our social media too. We can also email you a personalised sponsorship form, if needed.

Our T&Cs
It's really important for us to ensure that you are able to meet our minimum sponsorship targets for this event before you register. If you have any concerns about raising the requested amount please speak to us before you sign up.

Please check the organisers website
In this challenging time events are constantly changing, for the most up to date information please refer to the organisers website : https://www.mens10k.com/edinburgh/

Contact:
Please contact the fundraising team fundraising@simbacharity.org.uk or call 0131 353 0055 if you have any queries at all.