Overseas Cultural Visit

We have set up this scheme to bring in developing athletes that may not otherwise get the opportunity to take part in a race with the status of the Edinburgh Marathon.  This year the athletes are part of the Project Africa Athletics Charity and we are looking forward to welcoming them to Scotland. Details on the scheme and runners taking part can be found here.

Top Club Runners

For a Top Club entry please submit the form below.  All athletes must have run the standard since 1st January 2018. Top Club athletes receive complimentary entry and front start pen access. Please note that Top Club places are only available to British athletes.

Details on Prizes and Time Bonuses can be found here.

Criteria for Top Club MARATHON & HALF MARATHON entry:

   Top Club (M) Top Club (F)
Marathon sub 2:40:00 sub 3:00:00
Half Marathon sub 1:12:00 sub 1:23:00

Good For Age Runners

If you have run a marathon or half marathon after the 1st January 2018 that meets the criteria below then you can apply for a ‘Good for Age’ entry. This is standard club entry which also guarantees a starting pen near the front of the race. 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.

The time criteria for MARATHON good for age runners is shown below:

Men Time Women  Time
age 18 – 40 sub 3:05 age 18 – 40 sub 3:45
age 41 – 49 sub 3:15 age 41 – 49 sub 3:50
age 50 – 59 sub 3:20 age 50 – 59 sub 4:00
age 60 – 64 sub 3:45 age 60 – 64 sub 4:30
age 65 – 69 sub 4:00 age 65 – 69 sub 5:00
age 70 – 74 sub 5:00 age 70 – 74 sub 6:00
 age 75+ sub 5:30  age 75+ sub 6.30

The time criteria for HALF MARATHON good for age runners is shown below:

age 18 – 40 sub 1:15 age 18 – 40 sub 1:30
age 41 – 49 sub 1:25 age 41 – 49 sub 1:40
age 50 – 59 sub 1:35 age 50 – 59 sub 1:50
age 60 – 64 sub 1:45 age 60 – 64 sub 1:57
age 65 – 69 sub 1:50 age 65 – 69 sub 2:05
age 70 – 74 sub 2:05 age 70 – 74 sub 2:40
age 75 – 79 sub 2:25 age 75 – 79 sub 2:50
age 80+ sub 2:50 age 80+ sub 3:00



Details on prizes for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival can be found here.

Hairy Haggis Hall of Fame

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of all the runners who have completed a Hairy since 2011. A Hairy consists of someone who has completed all four races consecutively at one event. Theses races are the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon. For more information and results, click here.
How do I apply for an Top Club & Good for Age entry? Please contact us using the form below before Wednesday 24th April 2019 and state which distance you’re applying for within the message box. 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. If you have not run a marathon previously you can use the half marathon good for age criteria.  

Your name

Email address


Race Number

Your Message

If your query is regarding a possible inaccuracy in your result, please let us know your estimated finishing time, what you were wearing and if possible, the race number of somebody else you ran with. This allows our team to look back over video footage and ensure the accuracy of your result.