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 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 will be assigned one of two starting points, London Road and Regent Road. Runners will then head round Holyrood Park, along Queens Drive to
London Road The route carries on down Lochend Road, through Leith, towards the coast before heading along to Musselburgh then 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 in
Edinburgh Marathon Entry
* Standard Entry : £54 (early bird), then £55.50
* Affiliated Runners: £52 (early bird), then £53.50
* Overseas Runners : £54 (early bird), then £55.50
* Registration Deadline : When the race is full.
* Charity Places : Runners are advised to contact their chosen charity.
Contact : GSI-Events Ltd
Address : EICA Ratho, South Plait Hill, Edinburgh E28 8AA
Website : http://www.edinburgh-marathon.com
* Cut-off Time : Runners will be expected to finish within 6:30 hours.