RUNNERS can star in Scotland’s most spectacular sporting year by signing up for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2014.


Entries are open for Scotland’s largest running event on, Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25, 2014. The festival, which is expected to attract more than 30,000 runners, will kick off an extraordinary year of sport in Scotland with a line-up that includes the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July and golf’s 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September.

 

Neil Kilgour, Edinburgh Marathon Festival director, said: “Scotland is preparing to welcome the world in 2014 and we look forward to delivering an outstanding Edinburgh Marathon Festival that the nation will be

proud of.

 

 

 

“Now is the time to make 2014 your year. The earlier you sign up the better, both to guarantee a place and set aside plenty of time to work out a sound training programme so you’re in peak condition on the big day.  There really couldn’t be a better time to plan a trip to Scotland.”


With its fast and flat route, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is one of the most rapid in the world and a perfect choice for runners chasing a personal best. The Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first race in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.


With its fast and flat route, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is one of the most rapid in the world and a perfect choice for runners chasing a personal best. The Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first race in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.

 

Second only to London in terms of size in the UK, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, which in 2014 will be in its 12th year, takes place in Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh and continues through East Lothian. There are eight races on offer, guaranteeing there is something for everyone from the seasoned runner to the charity fundraiser and beginners. The fun kicks off on Saturday May 24 at Holyrood Park with a 10k, 5K and two junior races. 

 

On Sunday May 25, the Edinburgh marathon, half marathon and team relay starts from the heart of Edinburgh and continues through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

 

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival has had an economic impact of more than £25 million for Scotland’s capital and helped raise more than £30 million for hundreds of charities. Together with the Edinburgh Marathon Festival’s Official charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, organisers are hoping to break all previous records and raise even more in 2014.


Get a head start and gear up early enter now at www.edinburgh-marathon.com and like the Facebook page.

 

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