Edinburgh, 29 and 30 May 2021
Virtual Edinburgh Marathon FestivalBook now
Join us for the running event of the year! We have charity places available for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, 10K, 5K and Junior Races.
The EMF will be virtual in 2021!
Whether you apply for one of our charity places or purchase your own place, ECHC runners will receive a running top, fundraising pack, tailored online fundraising page, helpful materials and lots of support!
If you are purchasing one of our Charity Places our fees and sponsorship pledge amounts are below. Just click on our 'Book Now' button to request a place and we'll be in touch to take the registration fee.
Kids Kilometre - £5 (£100)
1.5K Junior race - £5 (£100)
2K Junior race - £5 (£100)
5K Junior race - £5 (£100)
5K - £5 (£100)
10K - £10 (£150)
Half marathon - £25 (£275)
Full marathon - £40 (£550)
Hairy Haggis Team Relay - £100 (£600)
For those runners wishing to purchase their own place there is no sponsorship pledges - just raise as much as you can with our support. Simply visit www.edinburghmarathon.com and let us know when you have purchased your place. We'll then send you everything you need.
A new route!
If you haven't run the Edinburgh Marathon for a while, the full and half marathons routes have had a refresh...
Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest Universities in the world, this incredible city centre start takes you through the very heart of Edinburgh. As you pass Greyfriars Bobby on your left, you also take in the National Museum of Scotland on your right, before heading over the High Street and down The Mound. Don’t be surprised if you see a few shoppers stop and cheer as you then run past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop.
The route then takes in the
‘Gothic Rocket’, otherwise known as the Scott Monument, as it meanders down the
historic Royal Mile, heading towards and past the somewhat controversial
Scottish Parliament building. Here you can look up and take in the spectacular
Arthurs Seat & Salisbury Crags, as well as the Palace of Holyrood, before
departing the Royal Park and heading east towards the coast along the original marathon and half marathon route.
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