Calton Hill FAQs - choose the event you would like to take part in and click through to register your details. If you have any problems please contact

Yes. Online registration will close at 5pm on Friday 13 March 2020, so if you miss this deadline you can register on the day at the registration tent for a £30 entry fee. Please note that preferred t-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for on the day registrants.

5K and 10K participants must come to the sign in tent on the day to check in and pick up their chip timing and t-shirt. The sign in tent will be open a few hours before your distance’s wave sets off but don’t worry about that just now, we’ll be in touch with all participants ahead of race day with all of the details. If you have bought a hospitality package from The Glasshouse then your t-shirt will be in your room for your arrival.

The suggested minimum sponsorship amount is £50 per person, so for example if you set up a team fundraising page for 4 people, we would hope you would raise £200.

Yes. This purpose of this event is to help to end homelessness in Scotland. All monies raised will help us to do that policy by policy through our Campaigns and Best Practice Teams whose work impacts people across every local authority across the nation; and person by person through our Crisis Skylight Edinburgh where our dedicated, expert staff work to end people’s homelessness across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Distances can be swapped until 5pm on Friday 13 March 2020, by email. No swaps will be able to be made on the day. Although the 5K and 10K will use the same starting points, once you have your t-shirt and chip timing for the distance you have signed up for you wouldn’t be able to take part in the other distance. For example, if you take on the 5K and are feeling pretty good, you’ll have to wait until next year to tackle the 10K! Sorry!

No, there is no secure facility to store it on the day. It must be sent to Crisis by bank transfer, dropped in to Crisis Skylight Edinburgh as cash or cheque or through your online sponsorship page.

Yes. There will be portaloos at the starting venue and toilets at the finish venue.

Yes, there will be a baggage tent alongside the sign in and registration tents. Only luggage that has been tagged by Crisis staff and volunteers will be able to be left there, and this will all be transported to the finish venue for collection. Although there will be baggage facilities, we advise you to bring as little with you as possible. Full details of how to use the baggage facilities will be sent out by email to participants before the event.

Most certainly! Most of us will have been for a walk or a run in the glorious Scottish spring. If it does rain, please come prepared in suitable clothing.
If weather conditions are such that it is deemed unsafe to hold the event, we reserve the right to cancel.

Yes, of course.

Volunteer roles will include: 

Route Marshalling - ensuring the safety of participants 

Site Stewards - signing in and registering participants, managing the baggage area and keeping the place tidy and safe

Cheerers – we will of course encourage participants to bring down family and friends to join us at the cheer points, but there is no such thing as too many cheers!

End Point volunteers – helping to hand out medals, reunite participants with their baggage and make sure everyone gets something to eat and drink. 

If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with the Race to end homelessness team