Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Edinburg, Scotland, UK May 25-26, 2024 Registration Open (except Marathon & Half Marathon)

Being held since 2003, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is an annual event held every year in Scotland and is one of the most popular marathons in the UK with over 16000 runners taking part in it. The event, spread over 2 days, is not just a race but a running festival offering a bouquet of races suited to everyone –whatever by their age and running ability. Organized by GSi Events Ltd., the Edinburgh Marathon lends support to a number of charities including the Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer Scotland, Stroke Association, and many more.

The Edinburgh Marathon has been sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London.

The event offers various races ranging from 5K & 10K to longer distance Half Marathon, Marathon, and Marathon Relay. It also has a variety of races for kids.


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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Main Events Full Marathon Marathon Relay Half Marathon 10K 5K
Distance 42.2km 42.2km 21.1km 10km 5km
Race Date May 26, 2024 May 26, 2024 May 26, 2024 May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024
Start Time 10:00 am 10:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am
Eligibility Criterion 18 years & above 17 years & above 17 years & above 15 years & above 11 years & above
Fees – General** £63.25 & Up £130.5 & Up £37.75 & Up £30 & Up £17.75 & Up
Charity Options £0 for All races but Minimum fund raising amount applicable dependent on Charity chosen
Registration Registration closed Registration closed Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details^^ Venue: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, UK
Date: May 25 & 26, 2023
Timings: TBD

* All members of the Team Relay must be 17 years of age or older (15 years or older for legs 2 and 4 which are less than 10K) on the event day.

**There is a range of entry costs and the specific price is determined by the entry method. All specific event prices are clearly displayed when you are selecting your entry method during the entire process

^^ Usually all entrants with a UK address are posted the Event Number in May. For overseas, late entrant, and replacement entries, the Event Number Station is generally available on the Saturday & Sunday of the event weekend.

Junior Events Junior 5K Junior 2K Junior 1.5K Kids Kilometer
Distance 5km 2km 1.5km 1km
Race Date May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024
Start Time 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm
Eligibility Criterion 11-18 years 9-12 years 6-8 years 3-6 years
Fees – General** £17.75 & Up £11.5 & Up £11.5 & Up £11.5 & Up
Fees – Charity £0 for all races but minimum fundraising amount applicable dependent on charity chosen
Registration Register here Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details^^ Venue: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, UK
Date: May 25 & 26, 2023
Timings: TBD

**There is a range of entry costs and the specific price is determined by the entry method. All specific event prices are clearly displayed when you are selecting your entry method during the entire process.

^^ Usually all entrants with a UK address are posted the Event Number in May. For overseas, late entrant, and replacement entries, the Event Number Station is generally available on the Saturday & Sunday of the event weekend.


Route/Course Map

Information about the course map and other details for Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024 are provided below.

Marathon Marathon Relay Half Marathon 10K 5K
Route Map FM Route Map FM- Relay Route Map HM Route Map 10K Route Map 5K Route Map
Junior 5K Junior 2K Junior 1.5K Kids Kilometer
Route Map Junior 5K Route Map Junior 2K Route Map Junior 1.5K Route Map KK Route Map

Over the years the route has been modified to accommodate adverse comments about the hilly portions of the race and is now one of the flattest routes aiding fast timings.

In the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, the Full Marathon, Marathon Relay & Half Marathon have a POINT TO POINT course while all other races (10K, 5K, Junior 5K, Junior 2K, Junior 1.5K & Kids Kilometer have an OUT & BACK course with the below mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Full Marathon, Full Marathon Relay & Half Marathon Potterrow Playing fields at Pinkie, St Peter’s Primary School
10K, 5K, Junior 5Km, Junior 2K, Junior 1.5K & Kids Kilometer EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth

Prize Money

For the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024, the following awards would be handed out.

Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay

Marathon Half Marathon Marathon Relay
1st Prize Cash £1000 £250 £100
Charity £500 £80 £80
2nd Prize Cash £700 £150 £80
Charity £300 £50 £50
3rd Prize Cash £350 £100 £60
Charity £150 £30 £30
4th Prize Cash £150 £70 £40
Charity £50 £25 £25
5th Prize Cash £70 £40 £20
Charity £25 £15 £15
1st in each age:
Over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70 yrs
Voucher £50 £30

10K & 5K

10k 5k
1st Prize Voucher £30 £25
2nd Prize Voucher £25 £20
3rd Prize Voucher £20 £15
1st in each age:
Over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70 yrs
Voucher £20 £15

Junior 5K, 2K, 1.5K

Junior 5k 2k 1.5k
1st Prize Cash £25 £15 £15
Charity £100 £100 £100
2nd Prize Cash £20 £10 £10
3rd Prize Voucher £15 £5 £5

Kids Kilometer

Kids kilometer: No prizes

Please note:

  1. All prizes are awarded based on gun time and are allocated on the day of the race.
  2. All prize winners receive email notification of their winnings within the 4 weeks following the event.
  3. Equal prize lists are offered for male and female races.

2023 and Earlier Edition Results

Results


Important Points

  • Water is available at aid stations for distances 5K or more. Energy gels are available at limited aid stations.
  • Pacers are not available for any of the races.
  • Get more details about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival – FAQ’s here.
  • Get more Information about Edinburgh Marathon transport here 
  • Runners are expected to finish within certain time limits: Marathon (6 hrs 30 min), Half Marathon (4 hrs 30 min), 10K (1 hr 30 min), 5K (45 min), 5K Junior (45 min), 2K (30 min), 1.5K (20 min) and Kids Kilo (20 min) 
  • Other than the standard/general category, entry can be sought under Top Club or Standard Club – details below.
    • Top Club: Top club athletes receive complimentary entry and front start pen access for the race start. Available only to British athletes, the athletes need to have run a marathon/ half marathon (as per race applied to) under a certain time limit.
    • Good for Age: This is a standard club entry similar to Top Club, the athlete should have run a marathon/ half marathon (as per race applied to) under a certain time limit- unlike a blanket time limit given for Top Club, the ‘Good for Age’ time criterion is an age defined. The standard club entry also guarantees a starting pen near the front of the race.

Contact Information
Contact: GSI-Events Ltd
Address: EICA Ratho, South Plait Hill, Edinburgh E28 8AA
Website: https://www.edinburghmarathon.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/edinburgh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edinburghlivenews/

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