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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020

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September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm

UPDATE: In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, the dates for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival have been moved from 23rd & 24th May 2020, to 5th & 6th September 2020.


Established in 2003, Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest mass participation running event, with over 30,000 runners and 100,000 spectators enjoying nine different race distances over two days.

From the 5k, held in the stunning Holyrood Park, to the UK’s fastest Full Marathon with IAAF Bronze Award, there’s something for everyone.

Sunday 6th September 2020 will have the Edinburgh Marathon, Edinburgh Half Marathon and EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay.

Saturday 5th September 2020 is the date for the EMF 10k, EMF 5k, EMF Junior 5K, EMF 2k Junior Race, EMF 1.5k Junior Race and the EMF Kids Kilometre.

Get a charity place

You can only now take part in this years event on a charity place – register for a charity place through us when you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship. These vary depending on the event.

Minimum fundraising

Edinburgh Marathon: Sunday 6th September 2020, 10am Free entry if you can raise £450
EMF Half Marathon: Sunday 6th September 2020, 8am Free entry if you can raise £275
EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay: Sunday 6th September 2020, A team of 4 will each run a leg of the 26.2 mile Marathon route. Free entry if your team can raise £450
EMF 10k: Saturday 5th September 2020 Free entry if you can raise £175
EMF 5k: Saturday 5th September 2020 Free entry if you can raise £125
EMF Junior: 5K, 2K, 1.5K, Kilometre Saturday 5th September 2020 Free entry if you can raise £30

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September 5 @ 8:00 am
September 6 @ 5:00 pm
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Holyrood Park
Edinburgh, EH8 8HG
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