Entries are open for the 2015 Edinburgh Marathon 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!

     

Enter the race: British & International Athletics clubs 

International Athletics clubs which are affiliated to a British, European or International Athletics including the European Athletics Federation and/or IAAF can app - club_scheme_picture.jpgly for club entries into the 2015 Edinburgh Marathon and benefit from a £2 saving per entry for marathon and half marathon places. The number of entries given to each club is based on the number of first claim registered members over the age of 18 the club has. Have you applied? Read more...

 

Refund for successful VLM ballot entrants 

Enter Edinburgh Marathon 2015 now, and if you are accepted into the London Marathon, we'll refund your place!

Guaranteed entry to the Edinburgh Marathon

If you have entered both the 2015 Edinburgh Marathon and the 2015 London Marathon, and are accepted in the London Marathon Ballot in September, we will withdraw your Edinburgh Marathon place and refund you your entry fee. You dont have to take a refund - you can always run both! More info...

Enter now and guarantee your marathon place in 2015!

 

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.

 


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.