2014: This is YOUR year to realise YOUR potential in Edinburgh!!
Do you have a 2014 personal challenge? Now is the perfect time to achieve this with an entry into the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. By entering now you give yourself plenty of time to train and be fighting fit for May. Thousands and thousands AND thousands have already signed up! Have you?
The Half Marathon (likely to close early so don't delay your entry!), Hairy Haggis Team Relay, the popular 10k, growing 5k, and Junior races all remain open for entries.
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.
Standard entries in the 2014 Edinburgh full marathon are now closed BUT don’t despair ... you can still enter our famous 26.2 mile race with a charity place. Click here.
Our Official Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as our Top 5 Affiliate Charities (Alzheimer Scotland, Breast Cancer Care, British Heart Foundation, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and Prostate Cancer UK) and over 200 other Affiliate Charities have places waiting to be snapped up! So, what are you waiting for? Click here to find a great cause that really means something to you, secure your place and start fundraising!
NEWS: The Edinburgh Marathon Festival was sad to learn of the cancellation of the Edinburgh Rock 'n' Roll half marathon on June 29th and would like to reassure all runners entered to take part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon this year on May 25th that their entry remains unaffected.
Neil Kilgour, Edinburgh Marathon Festival director, said: “The Edinburgh Marathon Half Marathon on 25th May is going ahead as planned. It remains an important element of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and we look forward to delivering another world class event."
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!!