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10 tracks to mark... the Bupa Great Winter Run

Thousands of people will celebrate the New Year on Saturday by taking part in the Bupa Great Winter Run.

The family event in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh includes a 2.5k junior run and the 5k Bupa Great Winter Run.

To help you prepare, here are 10 of the best running songs.

Harder Than You Think

Public Enemy

This track was taken from the band's 20th anniversary album How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul? In 2012 it was used as the Paralympic Games coverage theme.

Gonna Fly Now

Bill Conti

Better known as the theme from Rocky, this track, performed by DeEtta Little and Nelson Pigford, wasd nominated for an Oscar in 1977.  There are only 30 words in the song's lyrics.

I'm Still Standing

Elton John

Taken from his 1983 album Too Low for Zero, this track is about Bernie Taupin's struggle to get over his first marriage. The video features Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli.

Keep on Running

The Spencer Davis Group

Written and originally recorded by Jackie Edwards, this 1965 cover of the track became a UK number one. This version of the song appeared on the soundtrack of the Phil Collins film Buster.

Holding Out for a Hero

Bonnie Tyler

Recorded in 1984 for the film Footloose, this track later appeared on Tyler's 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire. It was written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford.

We are the Champions

Queen

Written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1977 album News of the World, this track was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. It was also named the catchiest song in the history of popular music by a team of scientific researchers in 2011.

Chariots of Fire

Vangelis

This instrumental track was recorded for the soundtrack of Chariots of Fire in 1981. The song is listed as Titles on the film's soundtrack album because it is used over the movie's opening title sequence.

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going

Billy Ocean

Recorded in 1985, this track was written by Wayne Brathwaite, Barry Eastmond, Robert John Lange and Billy Ocean. It was used as the theme for the Michael Douglas film The Jewel of the Nile, the sequel to Romancing the Stone.

St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)

John Parr

The main theme for Joel Schumacher's 1985 film St Elmo's Fire, this track hit number one in the US Billboard Charts on September 7 1985.  The song was originally written by David Foster and John Parr for the Canadian athlete Rick Hansen, who was at the time going around the world on his 'Man in Motion' tour to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries.

Hall of Fame

The Script

This track was the lead single from the Irish band's third album #3. The song is about following your dreams and making an impact on the world. It was covered in the Glee episode All or Nothing.

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