Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF), May 2024

With nine events to choose from, there's something for everyone. What will you do?

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) takes place in May 2024. The main marathon is classed as one of the fastest routes and a must-do for distance runners. With a good selection of different distances the EMF weekend has something for every runner. 

Edinburgh Marathon (26.2 miles)

Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.

EMF Half

Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same fast and flat route, offering genuine PB potential. This increasingly popular race distance is a fantastic alternative for those who don't fancy the big 26.2 miles!

Hairy Haggis team relay

The EMF relay is a chance for a team of four to join forces and complete the Edinburgh Marathon! With each relay leg posing a different challenge. Make sure you pick and order your team wisely; which lucky runner with get The Glory Leg?

EMF 10k

The 10k falls on the Saturday of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend and is run in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park. Starting and finishing near Dynamic Earth, this route offers striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.

EMF 5k

The EMF 5k takes place on the Saturday and offers a picturesque route around Holryood Park with stunning views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.

EMF 5k junior

The EMF 5k junior is for 9 - 12 year olds. The junior races are a fantastic way to get children active and encourage them to get involved in running. As with the 5k and 10k races, the routes will be around the beautiful Holyrood Park.

EMF 2k junior

This 2k junior race is for 9 - 12 year olds. As with the 5k and 10k races, the routes will be run around the beautiful Holyrood Park and are a great way to encourage children to be active and get involved in running.

EMF 1.5k junior

The 1.5k junior race is for 6 - 8 year olds. A perfect way to get younger children involved in keeping active. As with the other junior races, the EMF 1.5k junior race will be run around the beautiful Holyrood Park.

EMF Kids' Kilometre

It's never too early to inspire children to be active. The EMF Kids' Kilometre race gives children aged 3 - 6 years old a chance to run a kilometre of the beautiful Holyrood Park.

Get inspired

Rowling Runners news article

For more information

Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) website (external website)

 

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival logo with the dates of the festival 25th and 26th May 2024
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF), May 2024

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