This fast, flat and beautifully scenic half marathon route takes you around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle. Join our Edinburgh Half Marathon team and help us to support those severely affected by mental illness.
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.
Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest Universities in the world, this incredible city centre start takes you through the very heart of Edinburgh, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop.
The route then takes in the ‘Gothic Rocket’, otherwise known as the Scott Monument, as it meanders down the historic Royal Mile.
As you reach Musselburgh, you’ll run past the oldest golf course in the world, before turning back along the coast. You’ll see the beautiful finish line ahead, one of the greatest sights for any runner!
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!
"Fantastic experience at the Edinburgh half marathon today. Beautiful scenery and wonderful crowds! Well worth the early start!" - Carol L Doherty, Glasgow
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 Half Marathon for one of the many worthy causes.
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The vision of Rethink Mental Illness is to transform the way our nation approaches mental illness. Through their network of over 140 support groups, over 200 services in England and successful campaigning they are improving the lives of people affected.
Of money you raise £24 could help them take a helpline call or £100 could pay for two people to attend a local support group for a year.
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