Elite, Top Club, Good4Age

elite, top club, good4age
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival supports the dedication and commitment of athletes competing in the marathon and half marathon by offering attractive prize money and time-bonuses.
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival supports the dedication and committment of elite athletes competing in the Edinburgh Marathon.
We are a proud member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The Edinburgh Marathon Festival can be viewed along with all other AIMS associated races on the AIMS event calendar at the following link: 

Athletes and Agents

To apply for elite athlete standing at the 2016 Edinburgh Marathon, please click here to email our Elites Coordinator.  You must provide proof of your qualifying time when submitting the email. Please note that doping control may be in effect in accordance with IAAF requirements for member athletes.

Elite Athletes and Top Club Entries

International and British elite athletes must meet the criteria outlined below to be eligible for elite or top club entries.  All athletes must have run the standard since 1st January 2014.

Elite (a standard) receives complimentary entry, a contribution towards travel expenses, front start pen access and a complimentary night's accommodation if based outside the local area, subject to availability.

Top Club (B standard) receives complimentary entry and front start pen access. Please note that Top Club places are only available to British athletes.

In order to be considered for an Elite or Top Club entry, athletes must apply for places no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Please note, this deadline may be brought forwards if the marathon reaches capacity.

Criteria for elite or top club Marathon entry 

  Elite (male) Top Club (male) Elite (female) Top Club (female)
sub 2:16:00 n/a sub 2:38:00 n/a
 Best of British
sub 2:28:00 sub 2:40:00 sub 2:48:00 sub 3:00:00

Half Marathon 

sub 1:04:00 sub 1:12:00 sub 1:15:00 sub 1:23:00


sub 30:00 n/a sub 37:00 n/a
Click here for EMF Half Marathon Top Club entries. 
2. Good for Age
If you have run a marathon after the 1st January 2015 that meets the criteria below then you can apply for a ‘Good for Age’ entry. This is a reduced price entry of £53.00. To be considered for a Good for Age entry, please contact us before 5pm on Wednesday 4th May 2016. You must be within the time limit to get a Good for Age entry, please don't contact us if you are not fully within the time limit as we will reject your application.  If you have not run a marathon previously you can use the half marathon good for age criteria. The time criteria for good for age runners is shown below. 
Men Time Women  Time
age 18 - 40 sub 3.05 age 18 - 49 sub 3.30
age 41 - 59 sub 3.15 age 50 - 54 sub 4.00
age 60 - 64 sub 3.30 age 55 - 59 sub 4.15
age 65 - 69 sub 4.00 age 60 - 64 sub 4.30
age 70+ sub 5.00 age 65 - 69 sub 5.30
    age 70+ sub 6.30
How do I apply for a good for age entry?
Please contact us with your date of birth and proof of your performance. You should receive a reply from us within 7 working days. If your entry is accepted, we will email you an entry password which you should use during the registration process.
Click here for half marathon good for age places.