The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is the UK’s second biggest marathon. The course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK and Edinburgh the second best city in the UK for runners - so it’s fast, picturesque and flat making it a must-do for runners, fundraisers and anyone looking to set a PB!


Whats on offer?
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival in partnership with Macmillan will take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2013. There is something for all runners and all ages and abilities.


  • On Saturday 25th you can join a 5k, 10k, two Junior Races, Mascot Race or the International Breakfast Run.
  • On Sunday 26th the Half Marathon, Hairy Haggis Team Relay and of course the renowned Edinburgh Marathon will take over the city.






With over 30,000 runners taking part over the 2 days this is the biggest running event in the Scotland so come along and be part of this fantastic weekend Festival.


Did you know?
The Edinburgh Half Marathon is one of the fastest growing race events from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Why? It’s long enough to provide a real challenging goal, but not as time consuming as the full marathon. If you don’t feel up to running full or half marathon the EMF has lots of other distances to choose from including a team relay, 10k, 5k, and junior race. No matter your age, or running ability....ask yourself is it time you joined the tens of thousands taking part in an EMF race? Is 2013 your year to achieve your goal in Edinburgh?

Please note: Standard marathon entries are now closed however you can still run for charity by clicking here:





What else should you know?

1.  Edinburgh has been voted the second best city in the UK for runners, according to a new survey by a top running magazine. Scotland's capital has raced up from fourth place in 2009, when the last survey was carried out. Glasgow finishes sixth while London remained in 18th place out of 20 in the survey by Runner's World magazine.

2.  Edinburgh Marathon has joined the world’s elite road races by becoming the first 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.

3.  Since it started the Festival has had an economic impact of more than £25 million for the capital and helped raise more than £30 million for hundreds of charities. Together with the Edinburgh Marathon Festival’s partnership charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and hundreds of  other charities, the organisers are hoping to break all previous records and raise even more in 2013. For more information visit




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