Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Join Poppyscotland's Runners at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival!

Looking for the ultimate running experience? Join our incredible team of runners and make a difference.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival – an event that offers speed, excitement, and breathtaking sights all rolled into one incredible weekend. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner chasing a personal best or a first-time runner ready to conquer your goals, this is the event for you.


About Edinburgh Marathon Festival

    Why Choose the Edinburgh Marathon Festival?

    Fast & Flat Course: Voted as the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, this course is a dream come true for those looking to achieve a new personal best or embark on their first marathon journey. With a descent of almost 90 meters to near sea level, this route stands among the fastest marathon courses in the world.

    Iconic Backdrop: Immerse yourself in the rich history of Edinburgh as you start your journey from the stunning Potterrow, right beside The University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall. As you race through the city center, you'll pass by renowned landmarks like Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish Parliament building.

    Scenic Beauty: Take in the breathtaking beauty of the route as you journey through Princes Street Gardens, catch a glimpse of the towering Scott Monument, and run alongside the stunning Salisbury Crags and Arthurs Seat. The route also treats you to the refreshing sea air of Portobello promenade.

    Greatest Finish Line: As you turn and head back along the coast, you'll be greeted by the most magnificent sight – the finish line. The sense of accomplishment you'll feel as you cross this line is truly unparalleled.
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    Register for Edinburgh Marathon Festival

    Join our incredible team of runners and make a difference. Running for Poppyscotland means supporting veterans and their families in times of need.

    Event Details:

    Date: Sunday 25th May 2025.

    Location: Edinburgh

    Race Options:

    • 5km: Free registration* + £100 fundraising target

    • 10km: £10 registration* + £150 fundraising target

    • Half Marathon: £20 registration* + £250 fundraising target

    • Marathon: £35 registration* + £400 fundraising target

    Register your charity spot

    Any further questions?

    We have a dedicated Events team to help you with your fundraising. Please get in touch!


    0141 338 6580

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