The Bog Trot


The Bog Trot is a hill race we disorganise in Holyrood Park every April. It usually is around 6.5km in length with approximately 240m of elevation. The exact course is liable to change each year, depending on which parts of the park are open.

This year the Bog Trot will be held on Saturday 23rd April 2022.

Race registration: 12pm-12:59pm. Entry is £4. Cash only (please bring exact chnage if you can!). Entry on the day only. You must be 16 or older to enter.

Race start: 1pm

Race HQ is on the grassy area north-west of Haggis Knowe. There are no changing facilities or toilets provided – please come ready to run. If you need a toilet, the nearest ones are at the Education Centre across the parade ground.

Prizes: There will be prizes for category winners and the first mens and women teams (4 to count), as well as the infamous spot-prizes. We cannot guarantee you’ll like them though (previous prizes have included brown socks, and tins of spam).

Route: 2022 will feature a brand new route, due to the continued closure of the Radical Road and conservation work by Historic Environment Scotland at St Anthony’s Chapel.

You can view the route below, or here.

(Note – please disregard the previously advertised route, which was a repeat of the 2019 route. This is now defunct due to planned conservation work around St Anthony’s Chapel.)

The Bog Trot is a Scottish Athletics licenced event – Licence #12297