EMF Transport Options

Saturday Races

On foot

The EMF Hub is a 15 minute walk from the city centre. It is located at the foot of the Royal Mile, near the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace.

By bike

The EMF Hub is close to the National Cycle Network. For more information visit www.sustrans.co.uk Please note that the races on the Saturday use some of the cycle network and therefore races may be ongoing at the time you are travelling.

By bus

The EMF hub at Dynamic Earth is served by Lothian Buses services 6 and 35 and Edinburgh Bus Tours. Lothian Buses service 35 passes very close on the Canongate. Full details are available at www.lothianbuses.com. First Bus also operate local services to the city centre and close to the start area. Please note that some bus services are altered due to our event. Full details are available at www.firstgroup.com.

By train

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley in the city centre. It is a 15 minute walk from the EMF hub.


On Friday 27th & Saturday 28th May, the venue of the EMF Hub & Help Desk is Dynamic Earth. Visit the EMF Hub if you need to pick up a race pack or require any information about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Full address is Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS. In the EMF Hub you will find:
  • EMF Help Desk Friday – 12noon – 8.00pm Saturday – 8.00am – 9.00pm
  • Merchandise – Get Kitted Out! If you want to buy EMF merchandise or speak to the High 5 team you can visit the merchandise tent.
  • An evening of Comedy ’n’ Carbs Saturday 28th May 2016 Doors open 6.30pm, food available from 6.45pm, show – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Charity Stands – inside Dynamic Earth Saturday – 8am – 2pm
  • Charities A-Z Meeting Point – outside Dynamic Earth

Over the weekend of the event please visit the EMF Hub in person if you require information. It is not possible to contact the EMF Hub via telephone. Please do not call Dynamic Earth as their staff will not be able to assist you and your call cannot be forwarded to the EMF Hub.