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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.

EVENT DETAILS

The EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay is an opportunity for a team of 4 runners to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The 26.2 miles is split into 4 legs, each runner will run one leg.
  • Sunday 28th May 2017
  • Start time: 10am
  • Price: £110/£115
  • Age: 15 years or over
Run for Alzheimer Scotland
Standard entry
£ 115
Charity entry
varies
Club entry
£ 110
Corporate entry
varies
Overseas entry
£ 115
  • Well done to our #Bloodwise half, full marathon runners and our hairy haggis team relay runners today at #EMF2016! You were amazing!

    Bloodwise Scotland
  • And - yet again - the support all the way around the 26 miles was simply terrific. What a buzz! Edinburgh - WE SALUTE YOU!!!

    Graham Allan Glasgow
  • Great day running with great people with great crowd cheering us on.

    John Venters Edinburgh

EMF TEAM RELAY ROUTE

The EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay is an opportunity for a team of 4 runners to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The 26.2 miles is split into 4 legs, each runner will run one leg. The approximate distance of each leg is shown below:

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 3: The Gosford Leg – 8 miles: It then races on to picturesque East Lothian, along Scotland’s golf coast which boasts 22 courses including some of the world’s oldest and most admired like North Berwick, Gullane and Muirfield. The route passes the village of Longniddry then enters the grounds of Gosford House before looping around and heading back to Port Seton and the final relay changeover.

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!

Team Order Deadline

The deadline to finalise your relay team order is 30th April. After this date, we will have to take the team as it stands as final.

ENTRY BENEFITS

  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • Accurate chip timing
  • Tailored training plan
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Race recovery pack
  • Fantastic running experience

RUN FOR CHARITY

Since 2003, Edinburgh Marathon Festival runners have raised over £30 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future EMF charity runner, then look no further! The Official Edinburgh Marathon Festival Charity is Macmillan Cancer SupportRun for Charity
Join Team Macmillan
Be a part of Scotland’s largest running festival!

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