NB the minimum age for runners is 15 on race day. Runners aged 15 and 16 are eligible but MUST run legs 2 or 4 which are less than 10km.
Well done to our #Bloodwise half, full marathon runners and our hairy haggis team relay runners today at #EMF2016! You were amazing!
And - yet again - the support all the way around the 26 miles was simply terrific. What a buzz! Edinburgh - WE SALUTE YOU!!!Glasgow
Great day running with great people with great crowd cheering us on.Edinburgh
Leg 1: The Royal Leg – 8.3 miles: The Edinburgh Marathon starts in London and Regent Road before passing by the historic Holyrood Palace, which has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century. It then runs through Holyrood Park in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and then Meadowbank Sports Stadium, scene of former Commonwealth Games in 1970 & 1986. It then turns north before reaching Portobello Promenade for some cooling seaside air where runners reach the first relay changeover at Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh.
Leg 2: The Cock & Pan Leg – 5.5 miles: The route then crosses the River Esk and past Musselburgh Racecourse and then continues beyond Prestongrange Mining Museum, Prestonpans, the site of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton where reaching the second relay changeover at Port Seton Links.
Leg 4: The Glory Leg – 4.4 miles: Now in the home straight the route passes through Port Seton, Cockenzie and Prestonpans back past Musselburgh Links, the famous golf course officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest golf course in the world. The marathon finishes in playing fields at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School. Well done hairies!