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!

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Edinburgh Marathon FestivalStandard marathon entries look set to close in less than a month!

Entries have been coming in thick and fast for the full marathon which looks set to close for standard entries in less than a month. 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! 

This race has sold out for the past 6 years so if you want to be a part of it, enter NOW!

Official Hotels - High 5 Offer

Book your Hotel room/Apartment through OfficialHotels.com in the month of November and receive a FREE packet of High5 EnergyGels* (worth £22.95) by quoting ‘High5’.

How to claim:
When making your hotel reservation through OfficialHotels.com (which you can do with as little as a £50 deposit), quote the code ‘High5’ in the OfficialHotels.com special request box and your FREE packet of High5 energy gels will be sent out to you.

OfficialHotels.com, the "official" accommodation provider to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, has negotiated some great deals for runners & spectators, whether you want 4 or 5 star, or just simple budget accommodation!  

*offer valid while stocks last

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.