Edinburgh Half Marathon
27/05/2018 9.50am -
Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival!
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.
The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world's elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon 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.
The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. With 9 races on offer over the weekend including the marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k, and junior races, there's something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend?
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 2018.