Event of the Week

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

action from Edinburgh Marathon Festival

New route. New challenge. Same beautiful Edinburgh.

The new Edinburgh Marathon route is here!

In what will be the 16th year of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Scotland’s largest running event which takes place on Saturday 26 & Sunday May 27 2018, announced the new route for the full marathon, half marathon and team relay last week.

The marathon route offers an incredible start in the heart of the city centre and continues to be one of the fastest courses in the UK making 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. There are nine races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Get guaranteed entry into the Edinburgh Marathon, find out more at the event website.