EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay

EMF team relayExperience the EMF marathon...as a team! You can run in a team of 4, ideal to complete with friends and family or as part of a company challenge with work colleagues. Hundreds of teams have entered already - are you in? 

Date: Sunday 25 May 2014.

Start Time: 10:00am at Regent Road, Edinburgh

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Price: There are various entry options, please click here to be taken to them. Entries may close early if the race reaches entry capacity. 

Route: Flat & Fast. The EMF Team Relay course follows the Edinburgh Marathon route which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008. Click here to see the route map.  Please note that the route may be subject to change.



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Entry Benefits: Each team member will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, great medal, results posted on the website within 48 hrs with the individual leg times, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience. 

If you have entered the Edinburgh Marathon Festival then why not take advantage of our E-Gooody bag with offers from our partners and supporters. Just a little extra that you get when entering the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Click here to view your discounts. 

About the Event: The EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay is an opportunity for a team of 4 runners to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The 26.2 miles is split into 4 legs, each runner will run one leg. The approximate distance of each leg is shown below, the route may be subject to change.  

Leg 1: The Royal Leg - 8.3 miles

Leg 2: The Cock & Pan Leg - 5.5 miles

Leg 3: The Gosford Leg - 8 miles

Leg 4: The Glory Leg - 4.4 miles

Entry Categories: 
When you enter you can choose between the two entry categories below. The winning team in each category will win a prize:

* Dynamic Earth Corporate Challenge - Click here to see the exclusive Dynamic Earth Corporate Challenge prize offer.

Signing Up:  When entering the team relay event it is only the team captain's details that will be asked for initially. After the team captain's details have been entered onto the entry system the Team Captain will receive an email confirming the entry. The Team Captain can then add the other members of his/her team by logging in to his/her My Details account and pressing the 'Administrate Team' link under the entry. 


Amending Team Details: It is the Team Captain's responsibility to add the details of the other team members. You can do this by logging into your My Details account and pressing the 'Administrate Team' link under the entry. The Team Captain CANNOT BE CHANGED so please take this responsibility seriously. Details of all team members MUST be in the system by 30th April 2014

Entrants will be posted out their running numbers in May 2014. All numbers will be posted to the Team Captain and it is their responsibility to hand these out to every member of the team. For UK runners, the address we have on our system on 1st March 2014 will be the address your race number is posted to in May 2014. Race numbers cannot be posted to a different address after this date.

Minimum Age: The minimum age for runners is 15 on race day. Runners aged 15 and 16 are eligible but MUST run legs 2 or 4 which are less than 10km. It is the Team Captain's responsibility to ensure that all team members are of the correct age as the age criteria are set to comply with Scottish Athletics and UK Athletics rules for race organisers. These are put in place for the safety of younger runners.

FAQs: Read some of the FAQs HERE.

Baggage: The waiting team relay runner at any changeover point should bring the bag of the incoming runner with them to the changeover point, they can then give the bag to the incoming runner as they finish the leg. More details about the logistics of baggage on race day and other helpful tips can be found HERE.


Transport: You can purchase a bus to get the team to and from the changeover points. Bus tickets will be available to purchase from the online shop in due course.

Accommodation: The relay takes place over a Spring Bank Holiday weekend. If you are looking to book accommodation in Edinburgh for the weekend of the event please visit the accommodation section of the website for more information. We recommend booking in advance to avoid any disappointment. And 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 on this.

Timing Chip: Timings for all runners will be recorded using a timing chip which will be embedded into running numbersread more.

Your Result Information: All your personal data and information, including your running times, are treated with great respect. As such your result information is exclusively available to you within your My Details account after you have completed the race. We will only openly publish the top 10 finishers of each race. You will need to log in to get your times, splits and finishing position within the race. You can then choose to share this information as you see fit. They are your results and times.

Photographs: Our official race photographers are Marathon Photo. Please visit their website at www.marathon-photos.com to find a photograph of yourself. Click here to see photographs from previous years of the Marathon.

In the Interest of Safety: 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.


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