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Edinburgh Marathon Festival (half & full marathon)

GSi Events Ltd.

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Edinburgh, EH8 9AL, United Kingdom

Distance Date
Half Marathon ?

21.00KM

Run

May 24, 2020
Marathon ?

42.00KM

Run

May 24, 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 (half & full marathon), as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.66
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Registration Process
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4.56
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Ease of Navigation
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4.43
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Safety
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star 4.16
2019 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star 4.02
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Latest Reviews

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Rick Harris
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Reviewed 4 months ago

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Friendly marshalls, interesting point-to-point course, with some landmarks along the way. And Edinbugh is a great city for pre and post food and drink. However, I would not do this race again for one reason - the post-race logistics/travel back to Edinburgh is hopeless. Sorry ...Read full review

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Brian Paxton
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.6

Reviewed 6 months ago

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The start area of the marathon was well organised  bag drop easy to find plenty of toilets and uni buildings to shelter away from the awful rain we had at the start. First 4 miles take you through the centre of Edinburgh past the castle and down the Royal Mile past the Scott...Read full review

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Reviews (51)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star 4.2
2019 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star 4.0
Race Organisation Rating
Logistics
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Registration Process
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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The  

 average for this event is 

4.2  star-icon

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51

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