Run in Edinburgh



The EMF Junior races are a great way to get the whole family involved in Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend. Runners aged 3-6 will run in the Kids’ Kilometre. Children taking part in this event must be accompanied by an adult (adults do not need to have an entry)
  • Saturday 28th May 2022, 1pm
  • Kids take part with their parents
  • For kids ages 3 to 6
  • Start & finish: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

British Heart Foundation

Standard Entry
£ 13.50 per person
Charity Entry
varies per person
Group Entry
varies per person
Please note that you will have to create a My Details account per child, and cannot enter your child via your own My Details account.
  • 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

    Brit Lung Foundation
  • 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

    Susan Kerr
  • Fantastic race for young children, my daughter enjoyed every bit of it. Will definitely be back next year!

    Sue Company Edinburgh


Starting and finishing near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth, this beautiful, scenic route takes place in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The first 200m is a slight downhill section towards Queens Drive / Holyrood Gait Roundabout. Runners continue along the side of Dynamic Earth and run along Queens Drive with Holyrood Palace Gardens on their left and the steep slopes of Salisbury Crags on their right. The runners just about reach St. Margaret’s Loch on their right hand side before it doubles back on itself … you’ll have to come back later if you want to feed the ducks! On the return leg, runners can enjoy the views of Holyrood Palace, Calton Hill and Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament Building. Once back through the first roundabout, the runners make a right turn into Holyrood Gait and the final 50m dash to the Finish Line!
*please note that finisher’s items may be subject to change


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


Sign up for the 2019 junior races and your school could become a Super Active School, 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


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

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