EMF Junior Races
Starting and finishing near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes place in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. Its a great race for kids of all ages. Runners aged 6-8 will run 1.5K and runners aged 9-12 in will run 2K. Please note that the route & times may be subject to change.
: Why not run for one of our Affiliate Charities? Your chosen charity will support you all the way, from the day you enter to the moment you cross the finish line. Click HERE to find out more!
Each junior runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, great medal, results posted on the website within 48 hrs, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience.
We'd like to invite all aspiring athletes to take part. This is a fantastic opportunity to run as part of a team and represent your school. Schools with at least 3 runners entered to any Junior Race will automatically be entered into the competition. There is a prize of school equipment for the top school from across these areas - Mid Lothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Edinburgh City and Fife. For full information please click here.
'The children enjoyed participating so much in the junior races last year that both the runners and their parents wanted our participation in the Edinburgh Marathon Event to be an annual event. Our school community loved being part of this exciting event and their was a buzz around the whole school when the children showed off their finisher's T-shirts and medals at a 'special' assembly. This year we had even more families who wanted to be involved and have runners from Primary 2 to Primary 7 taking part.' - Duloch Primary School
Timings for all Junior Runners will be recorded using a chip timing system - your timing chip will be embedded into your running number. Top 3 trophy positions are awarded based on gun times.
All results will be fully available on the event website after each race. Full and final results will continue to be submitted to relevant parties for the purposes of verification of entries to other races and for ranking systems.
Runners will be able to store baggage in a tent next to the start area.
Our official race photographers are Marathon Photo. Please visit their website at www.marathon-photos.com to find a photograph of yourself after the race.
If you looking to book accommodation in Edinburgh for the weekend of the event please visit the accommodation section of the website for more information.
The Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.