The Nice Scottish Tattie Run returns after three-year break

Weekend guests to Silverknowes Promenade in Edinburgh ought to preserve their eyes peeled for a sack race with a distinction.

The Nice Scottish Tattie Run is again after a 3 12 months absence and greater than 300 contributors are anticipated to race with a 20kg sack of Branston Potatoes on their again.

The enjoyable occasion on Sunday (26 June) is free and open to all ages – feminine runners can go for a 10kg bag of tatties – whereas children grouped in keeping with age can enter the Spud & Spoon race.

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And each runner can money of their chips, taking house their free Branston bag of spuds, along with a bespoke medal marking their completion of the race.

The 6th Nice Scottish Tattie Run will get underway at 2pm and entries may be taken on the day for individuals arriving by 1.30pm. The grownup race for women and men is 1 mile lengthy, adopted by a relay race that includes groups of 4 who will run 400 metres every, and rounding off the enjoyable with the youngsters’s occasion.

Occasion organiser Terry Crossley, of Nice Scottish Occasions, mentioned: “There’s nothing fairly like The Nice Scottish Tattie Run and we hope the individuals of Edinburgh will come alongside to participate or simply to cheer on the runners.

“Due to the generosity of our sponsors, Branston, race entry is free and contributors also can take house their 10kg or 20kg bag of tatties, and for youthful runners they may have nice enjoyable within the Spud & Spoon race.

“After an absence of three years attributable to Covid restrictions, we’re delighted to be again at fantastic Silverknowes and hope we will set up The Nice Scottish Tattie Run as a not-to-be-missed enjoyable household annual occasion.”

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Kevin Imrie, common supervisor of Branston’s potato-packing web site in Abernethy close to Perth, mentioned: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this implausible occasion as soon as once more and serving to to boost funds for some very worthy charities within the course of.

“Twenty kilos is a hefty weight to hold, by no means thoughts operating a mile with it, so it’s actual check of power and stamina in addition to an effective way to work up an urge for food for all these tatties.”

For extra info and to enter the race, go to The Nice Scottish Tattie Run or flip up on Sunday at Silverknowes Promenade close to to the Boardwalk Seashore Membership by 1.30pm.