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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to take part on 28/29 May 2016. With 7 races on offer over two days including the marathonhalf marathonteam relay10k5k and junior races, there really is something for everyone!

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Challenge yourself in 2016, guarantee your Edinburgh Marathon Festival entry today!

It's official - Edinburgh is the Fastest Marathon in the UK

The May edition of Runner's World magazine carried out extensive research into which of the 10 most popular marathons for UK runners were the fastest. A single comparison (like average time) could skew the results so Runner's World used 200 different comparisons to establish which was the fastest marathon and the Edinburgh Marathon came out as the fastest marathon in the UK. The course has an elevation drop of almost 40 metres.

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We were also rated as the best race of any distance in Scotland in the February edition of Runner’s World magazine. It just goes to prove yet again that the Edinburgh Marathon is a must for anyone looking for a PB or just looking for a great race. 

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival wins Best Sporting Event at Scottish Thistle Awards

The majestic Prestonfield House played host to the black tie event which also incorporated the Fife & Tayside regional finals. Guests were treated to a drinks reception, three course meal and entertainment from St Andrew’s university all-male a cappella ensemble, The Other Guys.

The awards were presented by Stephen Jardine and brought together a host of different businesses all excelling in their respective fields. Categories covered everything from the friendliest pub to the most hospitable hotel to the best outdoor or adventure more.


Top 5 reasons to run in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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1. Now in its 14th year, this popular and ever-growing marathon festival takes place in Scotland’s capital city with the Edinburgh Castle as its stunning backdrop. It continues through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

2. With its fast and flat route, this marathon is one of the fastest in the UK so can deliver that elusive personal best for runners! 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. 

3. 70% of marathon runners come from outwith Scotland making this a truly international event. So why not make a stay of it? Book some accommodation and enjoy all Edinburgh has to offer!

4. Only 1% - edinburgh-castle2.jpg of people ever run a marathon. Don’t miss out and be one of the 99% that don’t! Achieve your goal in Edinburgh - rise to the challenge!

5. Guarantee - you are guaranteed a place if you enter today! No hassle, no disappointment, no fuss.