Edinburgh Marathon runners

Date: 27 and 28 May 2017
Location: Edinburgh 

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival consists of five events in two days! You can take part in the Marathon, Half-marathon, Team relay, 5km, 10km and junior runs and there are also junior races on the Saturday, so it’s a great way to get the whole family involved. 

All events start in Edinburgh City Centre, near Holyrood Road and finish in Musselburgh Racecourse. This beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park and offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and the rest of the city. Whichever you choose, an unforgettable day is guaranteed!

1. Edinburgh Marathon

The Edinburgh marathon is the second largest full marathon in the UK at a distance of 26.2 miles. The fast, flat and scenic!
Date and time: Sunday 28 May, 9.50am
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration fee: £40
Minimum sponsorship: £500

2. Half-marathon

The race will be a stand-alone event, with a separate start time to the marathon, follow the same route.
Date and time: Sunday 28 May, 8am
Distance: 13.1 miles
Registration fee: £20
Minimum sponsorship: £300

3. Team relay

Can’t manage a full marathon? Why not take part in the popular Hairy Haggis Team Relay with 3 friends?
Date and time: Sunday 28 May, 10am
Distance: 4 sections of 5-8 miles each
Registration fee: £50 per team
Minimum sponsorship: £500 per team

4. 10km run

The 10K falls on the Saturday of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend and is run in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park. Starting and finishing near Dynamic Earth, this route offers striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.
Date and time: Saturday 27 May, 9am
Registration fee: £15
Minimum sponsorship: £100

5. 5km run

The EMF 5K takes place on the Saturday and offers a picturesque route around Holyrood Park with stunning panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.
Date and time:
Saturday 27 May, 11am
Registration fee:
Minimum sponsorship: £100

6. Junior races

Saturday 27th May – please see links below for more information.

How do I sign up?

For more information about registration fees, minimum sponsorship and FAQs please download our factsheet.

To secure your guaranteed place with us, please complete our registration form.

If you've secured your own place, we'd love you to join our team. Please complete our own place participation form and we will support you with:

  • a free NAS running vest 
  • sponsorship forms 
  • fundraising and training guides 
  • support from our events team. 

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Contact us

If you have any questions please contact our Supporter Care Team on 0808 800 1050 or email events@nas.org.uk.