Training Zone

You’ve taken the first step by signing up for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, now to put in the hard work to be at your absolute best at the start line! Follow our training plans to get you into shape for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner, we have a guide to suit you.

Which event have you signed up for?

Click on the event you’re participating in below to view your training plan. NB Team Relay runners should follow either the half marathon or 10K training plan depending on which leg they are running.

Marathon training
Half Marathon training
10K training
5K training


High5 Running Nutrition Guides have been designed to help you run faster and to finish a challenge, like a marathon, feeling strong and with a smile on your face. High5 work exceptionally hard to ensure that you can perform at your best. All High5 products undergo rigorous testing in both the lab and with athletes in the real world. It won’t let you down when it matters most.

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Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-timer, it’s important that
you get the right kit, put in the miles, and keep your body in balance with a
smart recovery routine.

Our official retail partner Run4It are here to help you on your journey to the
start line – bringing you quality gear from the very best brands and heaps of
expert, honest training advice.Click for more info