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25 May 2024 - 26 May 2024

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024

Edinburgh Marathon

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is a fantastic event for all abilities; whether you’re a first time runner or a seasoned pro, this event is not to be missed. This famously flat course is lined with spectacular sights as well as incredible crowds.

Choose your distance and sign up today – there’s something for everyone in this amazing event!

EMF Marathon

EMF Half Marathon



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EMF Marathon

When: Sunday 26 May 2024
Distance: 26.2 miles Registration fee: £25 Fundraising target: £500

Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World in 2008. 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 Marathon

When: Sunday 26 May 2024
Distance: 13.1 miles Registration fee: £25 Fundraising target: £300

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 that don’t fancy the big 26.2!


When: Saturday 25 May 2024
Distance: 10K Registration fee: £15 Fundraising target: £200

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.


When: Saturday 25 May 2024
Distance: 5K Registration fee: £10 Fundraising target: £150

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

Why join Team SANE?

As a valued member of Team SANE you will receive:

  • A T-shirt or running vest to wear with pride
  • Dedicated 1-to-1 fundraising support and advice
  • A SANE thank you certificate once completed
  • A discount on future SANE challenge events
  • A discount in the SANE shop

Want a quick and easy way to start raising money? Set up an online fundraising page and in a just few clicks, you’ll be on your way to reaching your sponsorship goal.

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