Blackhall Primary School are the 2019 EMF Junior Schools Competition Champions!

A huge congratulations to the pupils of Blackhall Primary School, who have today been revealed as the winners of the 2019 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Schools competition, seeing off stiff competition from a number of schools in the Edinburgh & Lothians area.

Over 1,700 children from schools across Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races last May, marking the biggest year in the events’ history.

Young runners aged 6-8 took part in the 1.5K race and 9-12 year olds raced over 2K as part of a packed weekend of running last May which also included the 5K, 10K, Team Relay, Half Marathon and Marathon.

Due to the success of the events in recent years, two new junior races were introduced to the Festivals line up in 2017- the Junior 5K open to kids aged 11-18 and the Kids’ Kilometre accommodating ages 3-6.

30 pupils from Blackhall Primary School took on the junior races at EMF Saturday last year and each did their school proud. The school will be awarded with their winning trophy and £150 sports equipment vouchers in the coming weeks.

Four different Junior races will take place throughout the day on Saturday 23rd May at the 2020 Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Entries are filling up fast so enter now to avoid disappointment and secure your spot at the starting line.

For more information and to enter, visit