The Edinburgh Marathon

The Edinburgh Marathon is a flat picturesque route and the perfect choice for the first time or marathon regular! Only 1% of the population has ever run a marathon. Could this be you?

Fast & flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a PB. The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London.

Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest Universities in the world, this incredible city centre start takes you through the very heart of Edinburgh. Run past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. The route then takes in the ‘Gothic Rocket’, otherwise known as the Scott Monument, as it meanders down the historic Royal Mile. As you reach Musselburgh, you’ll run past the oldest golf course in the world, before heading further East and then as you turn and head back along the coast, you’ll see the beautiful finish line ahead, one of the greatest sights for any marathon runner! With a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level, we believe that this is the fastest marathon route in the world.

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Event Details

29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021

10am start

Potterow, EH8 9AL