2014: This is YOUR year to realise YOUR potential in Edinburgh!! 

enter EMF 2014 today!

The half marathonHairy Haggis Team Relay, the popular 10k and Junior races all remain OPEN for entries. Entries will close on April 30th 2014 or before if entry capacity is met before.

Entries for the full marathon and the 5k have now officially closed. Well done to everyone who managed to secure a place!

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2014 has races for all ages and abilities. GUARANTEE your entry now for Scotland's largest running festival - no hassle, no fuss, no disappointment.

If you have entered the Edinburgh Marathon Festival then why not take advantage of our E-Goody bag with offers from our partners and supporters. Just a little extra that you get when entering the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Click here to view your discounts. 


take part in EMF 2014

EMF 2014 is part of the Year of Homecoming Scotland celebrations and takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May 2014. Why not make a stay of it and visit Edinburgh Castle and all the other fantastic city attractions pre or post race? Don't just take our word for it - The Lonely Planet says Scotland is one of the top countries to visit in 2014. Click here for more info. And what about Edinburgh Castle? The Castle had over 1.4 million visitors for the first time in its history in 2013. In fact, Edinburgh Castle was the number one paid-for visitor attraction in Scotland last year and the most visited paid-for attraction outside London. Another great reason to enter the Edinburgh Marathon Festival! With the Castle as a stunning backdrop and so many other fantastic attractions to visit like Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Museum now's the perfect time to sign up! 

The Edinburgh Marathon will kick off an extraordinary year of sport across the country with a line-up that includes the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July and golf’s 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September. With its fast and flat route, the marathon in Scotland’s capital city is among the fastest in the world and a perfect choice for runners chasing a personal best. And Edinburgh was recently voted the second best destination in the UK for a city marathon, behind only London and ahead of Brighton, Dublin, Liverpool, as well as Manchester

If you’re still not convinced then why not read some 2013 EMF runner's comments here. See you on the start line!!



Once you’ve entered here’s what to do next!  Official shuttle bus tickets

Have you organised your accommodation? Our sister booking company has some great last minute hotel rates and near to the start/finish - click here.

Getting to the start line is important so please do check out our official shuttle bus section. It is highly recommended to purchase in advance.

Next, what about some new training clothing or accessories? You can find a selection in our shop


It's official - Edinburgh is the Fastest Marathon in the UK

The May edition of Runner's World magazine carried out extensive research into which of the 10 most popular marathons for UK runners were the fastest. A single comparison (like average time) could skew the results so Runner's World used 200 different comparisons to establish which was the fastest marathon and the Edinburgh Marathon came out as the fastest marathon in the UK. The course has an elevation drop of almost 40 metres.

We were also rated as the best race of any distance in Scotland in the February edition of Runner’s World magazine. It just goes to prove yet again that the Edinburgh Marathon is a must for anyone looking for a PB or just looking for a great race.