Edinburgh Marathon Festival

There's a lot more to the Edinburgh Marathon than the race itself - in fact over that weekend there is a whole festival of events going on! The 26.2 mile marathon is of course the highlight of the festival, but there are in fact many other races taking place as well for those who would like a slightly smaller challenge.

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The different events all within that weekend including:

  • Full Marathon

  • Half Marathon

  • Team Relay race

  • 10K

  • 5k

  • Junior Races

But that's not all - this Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) is also home to a fantastic stand up show called Comedy & Carbs. This unique event brings together a feast full to brim of pasta and potatoes and combines this with some laughs from some of Scotland's best comedians including Stu & Garry, Scot Agnew and the headline act Janey Godley. For the past few years this has always sold out so you'll want to get your tickets as fast as you can!

Also you'll be able to pick up plenty of goodies from High5 including energy gels and water bottles which can all help no matter which race it is you're doing. Forth One, Edinburgh's leading radio station will also be on hand to provide commentary throughout the day and then an evening of entertainers and live music with acts such as Jason Byrne and Scouting for Girls being amongst the line up.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place on the weekend of 28th/29th May. You can check out more information about the race itself on our Edinburgh Marathon Festival event page here