Edinburgh Marathon Festival

There is a growing trend for people building long distance challenge runs into a long weekend away.  What better place to do that than in Edinburgh!  The Marathon Festival is on a bank holiday weekend and there is no better place to relax afterwards than Scotland’s Capital City.

Date: 27th & 28th of May 2017

Location: Edinburgh City Centre to the coast

Distances: – The Festival of Running takes in:

Full Marathon on the 28th

Half Marathon on the 28th

Team Relay Marathon on the 28th

10k & 5k distances  on the 27th

How much does it cost?: We have charity assured places in all events but we do ask that you try everything you can to reach our fundraising targets as follows:

Full Marathon:  Free if you can raise £300

Half Marathon:  Free if you can raise £200

Team Relay:  Free if you can raise £450 per team of 4

10k:  Free if you can raise £100

5k:  Free if you can raise £75

3K juniors:  Free if you can raise £30

If you’d like to register to receive one of our places and find out how you can enter the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, please contact Erika Mather on 0131 550 1547 or email on e.mather@poppyscotland.org.uk



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