Edinburgh Marathon Festival

With a team relay, half marathon and full marathon on offer, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival has something for everyone

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Important information - coronavirus update

Due to the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival has been postponed, however we are delighted to confirm that it has been rescheduled for Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 September 2020.

Event information

Date: Saturday 5 / Sunday 6 September 2020
Location: Potterow to Musselburgh, Edinburgh

With an overall elevation drop of over 50 meters, the Edinburgh Marathon is the UK's fastest 26.2 mile route and is ideal for novice and experienced runners. The course is fast and flat, with a stunning backdrop of the beautiful city and glorious sea. Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, this race caters for everyone and is ideal for novice and more experienced runners. Grab the opportunity to achieve your personal best quickly, as this marathon has sold out every year since 2008.

If you're not ready for a full marathon yet, try its sister race, the EMF Half Marathon. This 13.1 mile race is one of the biggest half marathons in the UK and follows the same picturesque, downhill course as the full marathon - it's easy to see why it sells out every year!

Fancy teaming up? The Hairy Haggis Relay is for teams of four and follows the full marathon route, but is split into four legs: 8.3 miles, 5.5 miles, 8 miles and 4.4 miles. 

Be a part of Meningitis Now's Team Tangerine and you will receive:

  • Your own personalised technical running top
  • Training and dietary tips 
  • Support with fundraising ideas and materials
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