Scottish Half Marathon
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  • Sun 18 Aug 2024

Scottish Half Marathon


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Fundraise £250

Age 17 & over


If you're aiming for a new PB or want to stride out along a pancake-flat course, this is the event for you. Views along the East Lothian coast and a raucous grandstand finale make this event popular year on year. Starting conveniently close to Edinburgh, you can make the most of the Scottish capital too.


  • Seriously flat and fast

    Ideal for setting a half marathon personal best time.

  • Scenic route with sea views

    Along the invigorating East Lothian coast.

  • Grandstand finish

    At the final furlong of Musselburgh Racecourse.

  • Reputable event organisation

    With uplifting crowd support.

Event video

Event details

  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Spectators
  • Wheelchair users

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Coast
  • Free parking
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Meadowmill Sports Centre
East Lothian
EH33 1LZ

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • PB
  • Point to point
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The route is seriously flat and rapid - if you're looking to set a quick time or a new PB, this event is for you. The course gradually winds downhill, so with a net elevation loss and no hilly surprises, you can really stride out and power your way to the finish.

Route highlights

  • Starting just outside Edinburgh at Meadowmill Sports Centre
  • Run along the magnificent East Lothian Coast
  • Grandstand finish on the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse
Scottish Half Marathon route map
Point to point with an overall downhill profile and mostly coastal.

Cut off time

3 hours 15 minutes

This event has a strict maximum cut-off time of 3 hours 15 minutes for all participants (from when the back of the race crosses the start line). It is a serious athletics endurance race which requires a large amount of appropriate training and preparation in order to complete it safely. Therefore participants who do not intend to complete the course within this time limit are discouraged from entering. Any runner who does not complete the course in 3 hours 15 minutes will not be permitted to complete the race and will not receive a result or a finisher's pack and medal.

A sweeper bus follows the race at 3 hour 15 minute pace and if you are passed by the sweep bus at any point and for any reason, you will be asked to get onto the bus which will transport you back to the finish area at the earliest possible opportunity. If you decide not to get onto the sweep bus, your running number is recorded and you are removed from the race, from this point onwards you will be continuing independently of the event and at your own risk. You will be recorded as a DNF within the results of the event.

  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Sustainability policy

GSi Events Ltd is committed to minimising the impact that their events have on the local environment, implemented in the following ways:

  • Entries, marketing and runners' information online rather than paper
  • Encourage public transport
  • Communication with residents and businesses regarding road closures to reduce traffic congestion on the event weekend
  • Reduce noise pollution
  • Collect, recycle or re-purpose waste wherever possible
  • Donate unused food to food bank

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Wicking finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's pack
  • Personalised event number with accurate timing chip
  • Event baggage facilities
  • Hydration on route
  • Hydration and nutrition at the finish
  • Results posted in your account within 48 hours
  • Fantastic running experience

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post

My first half, grandstand finish, great event.

Loved the route. See you all again next year.

Loved my first Scottish Half today whoop whoop/p>

Loads of support along the way, gorgeous route and an amazing finish. I couldn't recommend it enough.

We did it! And raised £1610. On top of the world!