Our boy did a fantastic job on his first #EMF run today, he made us super proud! @MrHairyHaggis
@MrHairyHaggis kids did the 1.5km, I did the half, we're all still buzzing, best event in the UK! #emf2016
Wow! Big thanks to Louie for raising £410 at the Junior event of the Edinburgh Marathon in memory of his grandfather
So proud of my boy! He is taking part in the 2k junior edinburgh marathon for the first time and is raising money for @FFC_ScotsandNE
Fantastic race for young children, my daughter enjoyed every bit of it. Will definitely be back next year!Edinburgh
Runners start on Queens Drive and after 0.5km the route passes St. Margaret’s Loch before starting the ascent around the east side of Arthur’s Seat before you pass Dunsapie Loch at around 2k. On the far side of Arthur’s seat and approaching the halfway point, runners can enjoy spectacular views of Duddingston Loch below and across the southside of Edinburgh and beyond towards the Pentland Hills with the knowledge that the rest of the route is flat and downhill! As the route continues down the West Side of this famous old volcano you can enjoy the views of the steep slopes on your right and in the distance the cheering masses at the final turn. The last 250m section runs back through the Start Line and then turns left onto Holyrood Gait and the Finish Line.
Sign up for the 2017 junior races and your school could become a Super Active School in 2017, as well as be in with the chance of winning £150 worth of sport equipment!
This is a fantastic opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to get fit and run as part of a team while representing their school. The ’Super Active Schools’ iniative was launched in 2016 after the success of The Daily Mile in order to recognise and reward the increased efforts of getting kids active throughout schools in Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife.More info