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EMF Half Marathon


Fast & flat, the Edinburgh Half Marathon follows the marathon course which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you are looking for a PB. The Edinburgh Half Marathon has sold out every year since 2012 and is one of the largest half marathons in the UK.

Runners at the start of a race of EMF Half Marathon

Cost: 
£36.50 - £38.50
Event Time:
08:00:00
Event Date: 
20/05/2020
Event Distance:
13.1M

The EMF Half Marathon Course

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. As you pass Greyfriars Bobby on your left, you also take in the National Museum of Scotland on your right, before heading over the High Street and down The Mound. Don’t be surprised if you see a few shoppers stop and cheer as you then run past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop.

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 towards the historic village of Preston Pans before turning and heading back towards the beautiful finish line within the vast playing fields of Pinkie School.

With a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level, we believe this is the fastest half marathon route in the world.


Event Location: Potterow, Edinburgh , EH8 9AL


Charities & Sponsors

Barnardo's


Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0800 008 7005

British Heart Foundation


Email Address: events@bhf.org.uk
Phone number: 0845 130 8663

British Red Cross


Email Address: supportercare@redcross.org.uk
Phone number: 0344 871 11 11

Cancer Research UK


Email Address: sportsteam@cancer.org.uk
Phone number: 0300 123 5461

Children with Cancer UK


Email Address: info@childrenwithcancer.org.uk
Phone number: 020 7404 0808

Christian Aid


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CLIC Sargent


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Phone number: 0845 120 4442

Coeliac UK


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Phone number: 0333 332 2033

Diabetes UK


Email Address: info@diabetes.org.uk
Phone number: 0345 123 2399

Epilepsy Action


Email Address: helpline@epilepsy.org.uk
Phone number: 0808 800 5050

Marie Curie


Email Address: supporter.relations@mariecurie.org.uk
Phone number: 0800 716 146

MS Society


Email Address: helpline@mssociety.org.uk
Phone number: 0808 800 8000

Oxfam


Email Address: events@oxfam.org.uk
Phone number: 0300 200 1292

Prostate Cancer UK


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Phone number: 020 3310 7000

RNLI


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Phone number: 01372 363438

Shelter


Email Address: info@shelter.org.uk
Phone number: 0344 515 2000

Target Ovarian Cancer


Email Address: fundraising@targetovariancancer.org.uk
Phone number: 020 7923 5474

Unicef UK


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Phone number: 0300 330 5580