Fast, flat and beautifully scenic, this marathon route takes you around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle. Run for Marie Curie and get your hands on a personalised running vest, temporary tattoos and excellent fundraising support.
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 you’re training programme.
This EMF full marathon route has previously been voted the fastest marathon in the UK. Great if it's your first marathon or you are looking for a PB!
"Ran my first Marathon and the memories will live with me forever. Amazing running next to the beach, and I must say the crowd and support was fantastic. Big thank you to all the staff, volunteers and everyone else for making it a great day."
"I had such an amazing time & the people of Edinburgh are what has made me get through it! Thank you so much & I won't be forgetting my first marathon, so glad I got to do it in Edinburgh!"
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival has a choice of runs making it open to a wide range of ages and abilities, including:
This is your chance to do something amazing and support a fantastic cause - don't let the fundraising put you off! The Marie Curie team are great at helping people fundraise and you're going to have heaps of fun in the process.
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Care and support through terminal illness.
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness across the UK, including cancer. In people's homes and in our hospices, our nurses offer specialist care around the clock. We carefully match people with trained volunteers, provide emotional support and practical information.
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