Edinburgh Men’s 10K 2016 @ Edinburgh, East Lothian, United Kingdom on 06 November 2016

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Edinburgh Men's 10K 2016
  • Distance (KMs): 10
  • Date: 06 November 2016
  • Start Time:
  • Venue: Edinburgh
  • Best Time (Men): 30:27
  • Organised By: GSi Events Ltd.
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - One Water station
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No

Race Description

The first Men’s 10K took place in Glasgow 10 years ago. Started by the Men’s Health Forum Scotland as a focal point for raising awareness of men’s health issues.
Consistently around 40% of the men taking part have never entered a running event before and we intentionally promote the event to men who are new to physical activity or have been inactive for a while.
The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and 3 years less than in England and Wales. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people (18-34) in Scotland and almost three out of four suicides are by men.
Our aim is to help change this, little by little – and the Men’s 10K is how we are doing it! It has already had a huge impact on many men’s lives. Some of them sign up to the event as an incentive to help get fit or to quit smoking or to lose weight. And as a result of taking part in the 10K have become new men!

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