EMF Junior Races

junior races

Entries for the 2016 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races are OPEN.

enter nowDate: Saturday 28th May 2016.

Start Times: The 2K will start at 12:30pm. The 1.5K will start at 1:30pm.

Price: There are various entry options, please click here to be taken to them. PLEASE NOTE: to enter on behalf of your child, what you need to do is create a My Details account for your child and enter them in the same way that you would enter yourself. If you wish to use your email address, you can do, however you would need to make sure that the password is different to your own account. If you are seeing entries as closed, it's because you're logged into YOUR OWN account and the age limit settings aren't allowing you to enter.

Route: Starting and finishing near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes place in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh.  Its a great race for kids of all ages. Runners aged 6-8 will run 1.5K and runners aged 9-12 in will run 2K. Please note that the route & times may be subject to change.

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Run for Charity: Why not run for one of our Affiliate Charities? Your chosen charity will support you all the way, from the day you enter to the moment you cross the finish line. Click HERE to find out more!  

Entry Benefits: Each junior runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing,  great medal, results posted on the website within 48 hrs, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience.  

Schools Competition: how to win equipment for your school

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We'd like to invite all aspiring athletes to take part. This is a fantastic opportunity to run as part of a team and represent your school. Schools with at least 3 runners entered to any Junior Race will automatically be entered into the competition. There is a prize of school equipment for the top school from across these areas - Mid Lothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Edinburgh City and Fife. For full information please click here. 

'Our school community loved being part of this exciting event and their was a buzz around the whole school when the children showed off their finisher's T-shirts and medals at a 'special' assembly. This year we had even more families who wanted to be involved and have runners from Primary 2 to Primary 7 taking part.'

- Duloch Primary School

Event Chip Timing: Timings for all Junior Runners will be recorded using a chip timing system - your timing chip will be embedded into your running number.  Top 3 trophy positions are awarded based on gun times.

2015_Marketing_images/junior_shot.jpgYour Result Information: 
All results will be fully available on the event website after each race.  Full and final results will continue to be submitted to relevant parties for the purposes of verification of entries to other races and for ranking systems.

Baggage: Runners will be able to store baggage in a tent next to the start area.

Photographs: Our official race photographers are Marathon Photo. Please visit their website at www.marathon-photos.com to find a photograph of yourself after the race. 

Accommodation: If you looking to book accommodation in Edinburgh for the weekend of the event please visit the accommodation section of the website for more information. 

In the Interest of Safety: The Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.