Get involved in Scotland's BIGGEST Running Festival!

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen!

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to take part in 2015. With 7 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races, there really is something for everyone! Guarantee your entry today!

 

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This race has sold out for the past 6 years! Don't miss your chance to Run in Edinburgh, enter NOW!

Flat & fast, the Edinburgh Marathon course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008. Ideal if you're contemplating your first marathon or you are looking for a PB! 


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.

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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. 


Top 5 reasons to run in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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1. Now in its 13th year, this popular and ever-growing marathon festival takes place in Scotland’s capital city with the Edinburgh Castle as its stunning backdrop. It continues through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

2. With its fast and flat route, this marathon is one of the fastest in the UK so can deliver that elusive personal best for runners! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners. 

3. 70% of marathon runners come from outwith Scotland making this a truly international event. So why not make a stay of it? Book some accommodation and enjoy all Edinburgh has to offer!

4. Only 1% - edinburgh-castle2.jpg of people ever run a marathon. Don’t miss out and be one of the 99% that don’t! Achieve your goal in Edinburgh - rise to the challenge!

5. Guarantee - you are guaranteed a place if you enter today! No hassle, no disappointment, no fuss.