This scenic 5K route takes you around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy a weekend of fun, festivities & energy! Join #TeamMacmillan and get a personalised technical running top, plus the loudest cheers on event day!
Once a year, thousands upon thousands of runners descend upon Edinburgh for a weekend of fun, festivities and sweat, all in the name of charity. With a wide range of races and distances on offer, there’s an event to suit runners of all ages and abilities, whatever your training programme.
Runners start on Queens Drive passing St. Margaret’s Loch after 0.5K before starting the ascent around the east side of Arthur’s Seat. You'll then pass Dunsapie Loch at around 2K.
On the far side of Arthur’s Seat approaching the halfway point, runners can enjoy spectacular views of Duddingston Loch, the southside of Edinburgh and beyond towards the Pentland Hills - all with the knowledge that the rest of the route is flat and downhill!
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival has a choice of runs making it open to a wide range of ages and abilities, including:
For one weekend in May, in a city famous for its culture and festivals, running and raising money is the talk of the town. Why not spend the weekend exploring everything Edinburgh has to offer, including this epic running festival!
"Lovely community feel of togetherness - great!" - Eileen Clark, Edinburgh
Charities depend on the goodwill and effort of their supporters to survive, so make your race day a true cause for celebration by choosing to run the Edinburgh 5K for one of the many worthy causes.
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