Enter the race here, and get your Ceilidh tickets here!
The venues are booked, new flags ordered, medals arrived, giant cooking pots reserved, first aid booked, volunteers signing up...and we're going through our check lists obsessively while we distribute flyers wherever we can think of. EFR Pride Run is back for its third year! Entries are open, so get clicking and filling out the entry form here.
The key details:
Date: Friday 21st June 2019
Start time: 7.00pm
Venue: Meadows (eastern end), Edinburgh. EH8 9NL
Entry fee: £10 (£8 members of ScottishAthletics)
Ceilidh: 8.30pm, £7 including food!
For 2019 we're bringing you the first ever Edinburgh Frontrunners Ceilidh to follow the race, featuring the awesome Greater Spotted Ceildh Band with gender-neutral calling. We'll be laying on hot food to refuel you after your exertions (included in the ticket price of £7), we've chosen the venue for proximity (St. Peter's Church Hall on Lutton Place, 5 minutes' walk from the Commie), it's BYO drinks for cheapness and flexibility - and when you're all danced out you're only 15 minutes' walk from the city centre's nightlife ;)
As with our equality-history debut, we welcome women/men/non-binary entrants, and we've showers and changing (including gender-neutral) available at the Commonwealth Pool.
The cake & bake sale is also back, this year raising money for the Rock Trust - here's what they say about what they do:
”The Rock Trust works with young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This includes young people who are in transitions, leaving care or home and those involved in offending, alcohol or drug misuse. Last year 12% of the young people we worked with identified as LGBTQ. We’ve always prided ourselves on being recognised as an organisation where people who identify as LGBTQ+ are respected, comfortable and can be themselves.”
So please get baking too, and remember to bring plenty of cash to buy your cakes back! 😜
The course and event are designed to be as inclusive as possible of the whole LGBTI+ community, and runners of all abilities. We will be flying at least FOURTEEN different Pride flags and with 200 colourful runners we'll be extremely difficult to ignore!
The call for volunteers is also out, so...
Register for the race
Get your ceilidh tickets
Check out further details on our website
We'll be heading down to the Parliament for the Pride March (we'll share details as soon as we know them) and we'd love you to march with us. We'll then be on the LEAP stall in Pottorrow, and we'll have a plan to keep the club entertained for the rest of the evening, so follow us on facebook to keep up to date!
See you at the Meadows!! 😍
Your EFR Race Committee