Fast and flat, the Edinburgh Marathon was voted the fasted marathon in the UK by Runners World making it ideal for your first marathon or if you're on a mission to beat your PB.

The race

Now in its 14th year, this popular and ever-growing marathon festival takes place in Scotland’s capital city with the Edinburgh Castle as its stunning backdrop. It continues through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

With its fast and flat route, this marathon is one of the fastest in the UK so can deliver that elusive personal best for runners! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners. 

The prestige of this event means that an amazing 70% of marathon runners come from outside Scotland, making this a truly international event. So why not make a stay of it? 

Run for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

We have a number of FREE spaces in the Edinburgh Half Marathon and Full Marathon. To receive a free space and running vest we ask you to pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for the Half Marathon and £450 for the full marathon.

For more information on this event, click here.


To inquire about this event or to book your place, please fill out this short form

Or if you have any questions or queries you can contact our fundraising team
E: [email protected]
T: 023 9387 1520