Edinburgh Marathon

25 May 2025

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

Edinburgh Marathon

The Edinburgh Marathon is Scotland's most popular marathon. It began in 2003 and has continually grown in popularity and stature, receiving a 97% satisfaction rating in a recent Runner's World poll. In size, it is second only to the London Marathon in the UK, with over 16,000 runners taking part. There is also the option of entering the Edinburgh Marathon relay, or Edinburgh Half Marathon.

Edinburgh Marathon Route
The route has changed over the last few years. It has evovled into one of the UK's 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 close to the grounds of Edinburgh University. They will then head out through the city centre, passing iconic sites, such as the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyrood and Arthurs Seat, and out, via Portobello, 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 : £79.50
* Affiliated Runners : £79.50
* 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 : https://www.edinburghmarathon.com

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