Sri Chinmoy 5k Silverknowes Edinburgh

Silverknowes Edinburgh

Scottish 5K Championship race on a fast, traffic free course

About the event

  • For videos of 2024 see our gallery:
  • Thankyou to all the runners for coming to #the fast one
  • Big shout out too to all the volunteers form local clubs for their selfless help.
  • Check out the results link above for times and report on the 2024 race 
  • Full gender and Category results from Perfect Timing at 
  • .The Sri Chinmoy 5km road race at Silverknowes is acknowledged as one of the most competitive in depth short road races in the Scottish calendar. 
  • Scottish Athletics 5k Road Race Championships event.
  • The race is usually held on the first Friday in May.
  • Pencil   the date in your 2025 diary!!

Drone Footage of 2024 race


5 k

Start time

  • 7.30 pm TBC


  • SAL Members £12
  • Non SAL members £14


Adrian Stott


  • Scottish Athletics permitted event


  • The next  race  race is set for Friday 3 May 2024.  
  • Scottish championship status has been confirmed.
  • Put the date in your diary 
  • Entries will be going live on Entry Central Sunday 6th  March.6pm
  • The Sri Chinmoy 5km road race at Silverknowes is acknowledged as one of the most competitive in depth short road races in the Scottish calendar.

Whatever your standard, the momentum of this event from the start line to the finish line seems to bring the best out of everyone and gets the adrenaline flowing. Whether you are challenging for national medals,or intent on lowering that recent or longstanding PB, this race will offer the opportunity that you are looking for.

Start: Silverknowes Esplanade, by the Boardwalk Beach Club, 50 Marine Drive  EH4 5ES

  • Out and back flat 5k course along the banks of the River Forth
  • Perfect for fast times and PBs
  • Tented facilities for registration and changing.  Come ready to run if you can.
  • Portoloos.
  • Boardwalk Cafe open for refreshments.
  • Water/paper cups  will be available at finish.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE/CUP TO ELIMINATE WASTE.


Entry Central:

Entries will go live at 6pm on Sunday 10th March 2024

Adrian Stott


List of sign ups will be available on the Entry central sign up pages.

Click on Lists tab on Right hand side.


  •  Chip timing from Chris Shepherd at Perfect timing ,with his trademark personal timing handouts.
  •  Tented ezy up gazebos for changing . No showers, Come ready to runoff possible.
  • Portaloos
  • Boardwalk cafe open for simple refreshments and hot drinks 
  • A genuine" life enhancing" experience 

2023 Race report   HERE

2022 Race Report is HERE


  • Race Awards:
  • trophies to first 3 men and women under 40
  • trophies to 1st M and F Jnr; 1st Male and Female Vets: 40, 50, 60, 70
  • Scottish Athletic Championships event.- 
  • SAL Championship medals for 1st 3 in following categories
  • Senior M/W; Masters M/W;Junior M/W
  • TEAMS of 3 in all the above categories
  • A master or a junior can count in a senior team 
  • 1st 3 Masters M/W at 0/50: O/60: O/70( No team medals)


Why do we think Pineapples make good prizes? Read HERE


2023 podiums


Jamie Crowe  Central 14:12

Scott Stirling   Falkirk 14:16

Kane Elliott       Falkirk 14:18


Lynne McKenna  Shettleston    16:04

Natasha Phillips  Dundee HH    16:14

Stephanie Tucker Aberdeen.     16:22


Current Course Records 

MEN Jamie Crowe,      Central AC 14:12. 3rd May 2023

WOMEN Morag Millar, Central AC. 15:49 3rd May 2029