Edinburgh Marathon

26 May 2019

Start Time : 10.00 a.m.
Number of Places : 16,000

The Edinburgh Marathon is Scotland's most popular marathon. It began in 2003 and has continually grown in popularity and stature, having just received a 97% satisfaction rating in a recent Runner's World poll. In numbers, the Edinburgh Marathon is second only to the London Marathon in the UK, with over 16,000 runners taking part. There is also the option of entering relay teams of 4 runners, each running 6.5 miles.

Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon Route
The route has changed over the last few years. Early comments aboout the hill have been accommodated, leading to what is now one of the flattest marathon courses, making the Edinburgh Marathon an excellent race for obtaining a personal best. It also boasts some great sites along the way.

Runners start from Potterrow, in the grounds of Edinburgh University. They will then head out through the city centre, passing iconic sites, such as Greyfriar's Bobby, the National Museum, the Royal Mile and the Scott Monument. The route continues on, passing the Palace of Holyrood and Arthurs Seat, and out towards Musselburgh.

From Musselburgh the course heads along the coast, passing the fishing areas of Cockenzie and Port Seton. Next, runners pass through the grounds of Gosford House. Finally, the last stretch takes runners back along the coast to Port Seaton promenade before finishing back in Musselburgh.

Edinburgh Marathon Entry
* Standard Entry : £53.60 (early bird price), then £57.50
* Affiliated Runners : £53.60 (early bird price), then £55.65
* Registration Deadline : When the race is full.
* Charity Places : Runners are advised to contact their chosen charity.

Contact Information
Contact : GSI-Events Ltd
Address : EICA Ratho, South Plait Hill, Edinburgh E28 8AA
Website : http://www.edinburgh-marathon.com

Further Information
* Cut-off Time : Runners will be expected to finish within 6:30 hours.