Date:  29/05/2021

Time:  09:00

Location:  2021 Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Address:  Start: Potterow
EH8 9AL Finish: Pinkie Playing Fields
EH21 7HA
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The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 19th year and takes place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May 2021.

This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The full weekend of events attracts over 35,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 11 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival has had an economic impact of more than £25 million for Scotland’s capital and helped raise more than £30 million for hundreds of charities. We hope that you will sign up for Team SiMBA to support us and anyone affected by baby loss.  

We have free* charity places available.  Enter now HERE

Watch 'Welcome to the new Edinburgh Marathon route' for more inspiration.  

*Minimum Sponsorship required per event to claim free charity place:

  • Marathon - £400
  • Half marathon - £250
  • Hairy Haggis Team Relay - £250
  • 10K - £100
  • 5K - £50
  • Junior 5K - £50
  • Junior 2K - £20
  • Junior 1.5K - £15
  • Kids Kilometre - £10

For any questions or if you need further info or advice on entries, the running routes etc, please email: