Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Fast & flat, this course has a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level and we believe that this is the fastest marathon route in the world. It's ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a personal best!

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

Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest Universities in the world, this incredible city centre start takes you through the very heart of Edinburgh.

The route then takes in the ‘Gothic Rocket’, otherwise known as the Scott Monument, as it meanders down the historic Royal Mile, heading towards and past the somewhat controversial Scottish Parliament building. Here you can look up and take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat & Salisbury Crags, as well as the Palace of Holyrood, before departing the Royal Park and heading east towards the coast.

As you reach Musselburgh, you’ll run past the oldest golf course in the world, where it’s documented that golf has been played as early as 1672, before heading further East on the flat to Gosford House, an imposing neo-classical mansion which was one of the last great architectural commissions of the celebrated Scots architect, Robert Adam. As you turn and head back along the coast, you’ll see the beautiful finish line ahead, one of the greatest sights for any marathon runner!

Come and join MAP and run through stunning, historical Edinburgh, and raise money and awareness for Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

Event details

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Distance: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km. 

Date: Saturday / Sunday, 26 / 27 May 2018

Registration Fee: (contact us for further information)

Minimum Sponsorship: (contact us for further information)

To register your place, please complete the form below


Already have a place?

We are always happy to welcome runners who have already secured their own place in a run and want to fundraise for us. If you would like to register your own place with us, just get in touch and join #TeamMAP. 

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How we will support you

We greatly value your support and will help you every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us anytime for advice and assistance with your training or your fundraising.  We are here to help!

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Why you should run for MAP

The money raised from this event will go to help support our medical projects supporting Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at: fundraising@map.org.uk. Or call us on 020 7266 4114.

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