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This event has been postponed due to Coronavirus. We will be in touch very soon, but please bear with us as we are handling a large volume of enquiries.

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is one of our favourite events in the CHSS calendar with everything from 5k to the marathon.

The 2020 festival takes place over the weekend of the 23th and 24th of May.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to compete in the 7 races on offer over two days, including the marathonhalf marathonteam relay10k5k and junior races, there really is something for everyone!

Edinburgh Marathon

Flat & fast and one of the UK’s very best spring marathons, the 26.2-mile course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008, and is the UK's second largest marathon. Taking you out along the Lothian coast before finishing at the Musselburgh race course. This is a great event if it's your first marathon or you are looking for a PB!

Edinburgh Half Marathon

The incredibly popular Half Marathon is always fast to sell out and is a hugely popular choice with the CHSS Running Team. The EMF Half Marathon 13.1 mile course follows the Edinburgh Marathon route and is another fast and flat race. This is an excellent choice for half marathon first-timers and serious club runners alike.

EMF 10k

The 10k is very popular with CHSS runners, starting and finishing near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh.  The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city as it takes you on a full circuit of Holyrood Park and Duddingston Loch.

EMF 5k

The shortest route on offer is a great choice for beginners or even those looking for a brisk fundraising walk. Following much of the 10k but without heading all the way out to Duddingston, this race starts at the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth. This beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh and offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.

EMF Team Relay

The EMF Team Relay is an opportunity for a team of 4 runners to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The 26.2 miles is split into 4 legs and each runner will run one leg. 

Sign up for a charity place with us today

We offer charity places in all events, to secure your entry we do ask you to make a minimum fundraising pledge; 

  • EMF Marathon – pledge to raise a minimum of £500 
  • EMF Half Marathon - pledge to raise a minimum of £250 
  • EMF Marathon Relay - pledge to raise a minimum of £500 per team entry 
  • EMF 10k - pledge to raise a minimum of £150 
  • EMF 5k - pledge to raise a minimum of £75 

Sign up today

Entries into all events for the EMF 2020 are now open. If you would like more information about charity places please get in touch with the Running Team at or call 0300 1212 333. if you would like to run with your own place register on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website.



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