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Edinburgh Marathon Festival looks set to raise £4.5 million for charity Friday 30 May 2014

Early estimates indicate that the 12th Edinburgh Marathon Festival is likely to raise over £4.5 million for charitable causes. To date, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival has had an economic impact more

ENTRIES OPEN FOR EMF 2015 Monday 26 May 2014

RUNNERS can star in Scotland’s most spectacular sporting year by signing up for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2015.

Entries open today for Scotland’s largest running event on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31 2015, with early birds snapping up a discounted entry. The festival, which is expected to attract more than 30,000 runners to Edinburgh and raise thousands of pounds for charity, will kick off an extraordinary year of sport in Scotland with a line-up that more

Edinburgh Marathon - race report Sunday 25 May

SCOTLAND’S biggest running event was at the heart of a spectacular sporting weekend with more than 30,000 signing up to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

The 12th Edinburgh Marathon which welcomed runners from more than 100 countries set off from the city centre today (Sunday, May 25) to take on the world’s fastest Marathon course.

The elite favourite David Toniok, 30, from Kenya raced to the finish line first to win the 2014 Edinburgh Marathon in 2 hours... read more

Records galore as EMF 2014 gets off to a quick start! Saturday May 24 2014

SCOTLAND’S biggest running festival got off to a fabulous start today in perfect running conditions at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh.

The first of the two-day event in the capital saw reigning Australian 10k road champion Harry Summers, 24, set a new course record for the 10k racing to the finish line in just 31 minutes and more

One week to go to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2014 - a preview of the weekend 16 May 2014

More than 30,000 runners from Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and from over 100 countries are counting down the final days until the much awaited 2014 Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The UK’s leading festival of running gets underway on Saturday 24th May, 2014 at 9am with the 10k, first of the seven races, from Holyrood Park in the centre of more

Elites confirmed for Edinburgh Marathon 2014: As EMF offers support to Team Scotland Glasgow 2014 runners 12 May 2014

Some of the world’s fastest marathon runners will take to the streets of Edinburgh and East Lothian on the 24th and 25th May 2014 as part of the 12th Edinburgh Marathon Festival. As well as some of the members of Team Scotland who are taking part in races as part of their pre Commonwealth Games race build up.

Abi Beautyman, Edinburgh Marathon Festival Elite Coordinator, predicts another “super fast series of road races on the ultra fast Edinburgh routes” with David Toniok, 30, from Kenya starting favourite to more

Ever Presents Inspire AYE Edinburgh Marathon Runners 18 April 2014

The start of the 34th London marathon at Blackheath on Sunday was the setting for the first ever meeting between the Edinburgh Marathon AYE Club and the London Marathon Ever Presents. The Ever Presents are a remarkable group of runners who have completed all 34 London marathons and were the inspiration for the AYE (All Years Edinburgh) Club for runners who have completed every single Edinburgh more

Well done to Edinburgh Castle! 5 March 2014

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! 


Edinburgh Marathon Festival statement on the cancellation of the Edinburgh Rock n Roll 3 March 2014

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival was sad to learn today 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."


Scotland has been named one of the top countries in the world to visit in 2014 by travel guide Lonely Planet 29 October 2013

It was voted third best country to head to, behind Brazil which took the top spot and Antarctica which came second. Lonely Planet said Scotland's "jam-packed schedule of world-class events" made it "the place to be" in 2014.The Commonwealth Games take place in Glasgow next summer. The Ryder Cup will be held at Gleneagles and next year is also Scotland's Year of Homecoming.The book also cited Highland Games and the Edinburgh festivals as events that will draw travellers to Scotland next year, and it said the country's cities were well worth a visit.For more click here


EMF teams up with Homecoming Scotland 1st August 2013

Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival yesterday revealed they’re delighted to team up with Homecoming Scotland, playing a key part in an exciting one-year programme of events and activities designed to showcase all that is great about more 


Japhet Koech's Edinburgh Marathon adventure 29 May 2013 

Kenyan runner Japhet Koech was able to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon this year thanks to crowdfunding – and despite a disappointing race, it was a remarkable more