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EMF is this weekend...excited!?!

Your final details are now ONLINE! You can access these by logging into your My Details account now.

This document details everything you need to know in advance of event weekend - including baggage details, getting to the start, and the finish area.

Take a look, download, and get yourself prepared for race day.

As you can imagine, at this time of year we receive a particularly high number of emails asking questions about the event, so please view our Frequently Asked Questions section before emailing in, which will hopefully answer any queries you may have.

Let's get social!

If you've not already done so, it's definitely worth liking us on Facebook or following Mr Hairy Haggis on Twitter as there will be plenty of updates popping up over the coming weeks. We also have an EMF Instagram page, we'd love you to share your pics with us using #edinburghmarathon

Let's be friends!

emf egoodybagYour egoodybag is ready! 

You're in a special club! As part of your Edinburgh Marathon Festival entry you can benefit from our exclusive e-goodybag offers for a limited period only*.

Lots of fantastic offers available, so why not take a look! Once they're gone, they're gone!!!

*valid until the end of June 2015 unless otherwise stated

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.