Hop Run

Our 5k and 10k runs start at the atmospheric Rosslyn Chapel before winding their way through the spectacular Roslin Glen along beautiful riverside trails.

Both trails finish at the award winning Stewart Brewery where you can quench your thirst with your free finisher beer.

Stick around and soak up the atmosphere at the finish line whilst enjoying great beers, music, food and good times guaranteed after your run.

8th June 2024

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8th June 2024 10km @ 12:00noon, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm & 2.00pm

5km at 2.30pm

After meeting at Stewart Brewing’s incredible HQ in Loanhead, we will whisk you by coach to the historic Rosslyn Chapel (heavily featured in the Da Vinci Code book and film) to start your 10K or 5k trail run through the beautiful valley of the North Esk River.

You will pass tumbling waterfalls, still river pools, quiet natural forests and atmospheric ruins of the area’s surprising industrial past, before emerging at Stewart Brewing HQ to celebrate your achievement over a beer (the first one’s on us!).

Along with your beer you will also receive a medal in the form of a branded bottle opener and a custom event t-shirt (if you want it!).

Charity Partner –

Held in Our Hearts

This year our event will support Scottish charity Held in our Hearts who provide baby loss counselling and peer support to families, with over 40 years’ experience of offering compassionate bereavement care in the community. 

Money raised by the event will be donated to Stewart Brewing’s local charity partner, just make a donation on sign up and the money will be passed on to the charity.

We’re Having A Greener Hop Run

  • Feed station cups are our biggest source of waste so we’re stopping using them. There will be no cups at feed stations. Please bring your own reusable vessel or we’ll have some available in registration for a small fee. You will need to carry this with you and use it on the course if you wish to take water at the feed station.
  • T-shirts: some of you love them and some of you don’t. If you’re the latter, we’ll now give you the option to donate the cost of your event tee to our run charity, **Held in our Hearts. You can make this selection when you sign up by choosing No T-Shirt. Your entry cost will remain the same and we’ll donate the equivalent value to Held in Our Hearts***.

We appreciate your help in ensuring our events make minimal impact on the environment.

The Route

You will register at Stewart Brewing in the Bilston Glen Industrial Estate at Loanhead, we will then transport you (in waves) to the start line.

Both  runs start at the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel and take you on a fully marshalled 10km(ish) or 5km (ish) course through Roslin Glen Country Park, following the North Esk River to Bilston Wood before returning you to Stewart Brewing for a well earner Beerbeer.

Hop Run 5k Map

Hop Run 10k Map

Need a training plan? Linda McLean Triathlon Coaching have kindly provided a 10 Week 10k Training Plan to get you ready for race day.

HQ and Parking

  • Parking available within Bilston Glen Ind Estate, 26a Dryden Rd, Loanhead EH20 9LZ

    Please park considerately and do not block road junctions. Please do not park on either side of busy roads as this causes issues with the coaches taking you to the start line maneuvering out of the industrial estate

Maps and Athlete Guide

Your athlete guide can be dowloaded here. Please take the time to read this as it will answer most if not all of your questions.

Hop Run 5k Map

Hop Run 10k Map

What’s included in the entry fee?

  • Fully marked course with marshals
  • Coach transport to the Start Line
  • Finishers Medal in the form of a Bottle Opener!
  • Custom Event T-Shirt (if you choose it!)
  • *Finisher Beer (well, you will need to celebrate)
  • Aid stations
  • Electronic Timing
  • Safety and First Aid teams

*Non Alcoholic alternative available on request

Saturday 8th June 2024 (All timings TBC)

  • 1000 – Registration Opens
  • 1120-1130 – Bus Wave 0 loading (departure 1130, wave starts 1200)
  • 1150–1200 – Bus Wave 1 loading (departure 1200, wave starts 1230)
  • 1220–1230 – Bus Wave 2 loading (departure 1230, wave starts 1300)
  • 1250–1300 – Bus Wave 3 loading (departure 1300, wave starts 1330)
  • 1320–1330 – Bus Wave 4 loading Event (departure 1330, wave starts 1400)
  • 1350–1400 – Bus loading 5km Event (departure 1400, 5k wave starts 1430)
  • Registration closes 45 minutes prior to your wave start time.

Entries Close 04/06/2024

Hop Run

What Kind of Trainers are best?

This is off road running and can get very muddy in places, we would recommend trail shoes.

Can I bring my dog?

This event is not suitable for those who want to bring their dog along. There are loads of Canicross races we suggest you enter one of those instead.

What is the exact route?

Full route information will be published on our website around 2 weeks prior to the event. Some routes require land owner permission and cannot be recced prior to the event, we therefore do not publish the route in advance of the events.

Do I have to get on the bus to the start line?

You will need to register at Stewart Brewing on the morning of the event so please use the bus rather than your own transport to the start, that way we know where everyone is and no one misses their start time.

Will the Tap Room be Open?

The tap room will be open when you finish, serving delicious pizzas and award winning beer, 2 good reasons for a sprint finish!

Can I defer?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer deferrals, for information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events.

Can I have a refund?

For information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events.

Can I Change distance?

If the event you have entered has more than 1 distance option available then it is possible to transfer to another distance, this must be done at least 2 weeks in advance of the event and may be subject to a small admin fee. Please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events for more information.

I’ve forgotten if I signed up, can you check?

If you selected the option to show your entry on the webpage then you will be able to see your name on the entries list located on the event page.

Entries Closed

Entries Closed 4th June 2024

No waiting list places will be offered after this date

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