The King's Buildings (KB) Dash has been taking place monthly since 1983, making it one of the University’s longest established social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
A friendly and fun run, the KB Dash sees staff and students compete on the four mile and 40 yard course on the last Thursday of every month.
Currently organised by Alex Jackson (Geosciences) and Bill Byers (IS-IT Infrastructure), the race starts and finishes at King's Buildings Gate 2. The route follows a loop through the streets and countryside around KB; sights along the way include a waterfall and a tree-lined gorge.
Anyone can join in the KB Dash. Handicaps are allotted so that, runners set off at intervals and all participants finish the race together. On the day Edinburgh Sustainability visited the race, participants ranged in age from 23 to 64 and completed the course with times of 22:04 to 37:13.
Records for the course were set in 1992 (men) and 1999 (women). Think you could set a new record? Want to get outdoors during your lunch hour? Join in this exciting University tradition.
Although the KB Dash starts at 1 pm from the main gate, newcomers and those who have not run it for a while should arrive before 12:45 at KB House to negotiate their handicap.
For more information contact Alex Jackson:
You can view a map of the course on the KB Dash webpage:
This article was published on Jun 24, 2011