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Edinburgh Marathon Festival (5k & 10k)

GSi Events Ltd.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Distance Date
5 km ?

5.00KM

Run

May 23, 2020
10 km ?

10.00KM

Run

May 23, 2020

Overview

 

This is a fabulous running event through the city. This course was voted the fastest marathon in UK in 2008 and is great if it's your first one or if you are looking for a personal best!

Secure a charity place with us and you'll get:

  • welcome pack with free running vest and fundraising guide
  • newsletters and full-time support

If you are successful in securing your own place, we'd still love you to join the team! Simply contact the events team to sign up and you'll receive the same great support as our charity place runners.

Event details and schedule





Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (5k & 10k), as determined by athlete reviews.

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5.00
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star
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Ease of Navigation
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4.50
silver-star silver-star silver-star silver-star half-silver-star
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Natural Beauty
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4.00
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Safety
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star 3.62
2017 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star 4.90
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Latest Reviews

Paul Davidson
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star 4.9

Reviewed 2 years ago

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The EMF 10k presents quite the challenge for anyone wanting to take on a shorter route. The race starts and ends in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and after a relatively easy stretch it's not long before you have your first big, long and steady, climb round Arthur's Seat itself. Wat...Read full review

John Hawryluk
gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star empty-star 2.5

Reviewed 2 years ago

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EMF is the flagship event in Edinburgh but it's unfortunate GSI (organisers) are only worried about the money.  Run this event a few times and they have run out of medals/goody bags before the final runner and the finishers tshirt is generic i.e. doen't have the distance you...Read full review

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Reviews (2)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star 3.6
2017 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star 4.9
Race Organisation Rating
Logistics
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star
Registration Process
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Race Briefing
gold-star gold-star empty-star empty-star empty-star
Value For Money
gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star empty-star
Quality of Aid Stations
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star
Course Rating
Natural Beauty
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star
Uniqueness
gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star empty-star
Ease of Navigation
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star
Local Support
gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star empty-star
Safety
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star
Marshal Supervision
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star

The  

 average for this event is 

3.6  star-icon

 from 

2

 reviews.

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