Edinburgh Marathon Festival (5k & 10k)

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  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 27. May, 2018
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  • 5 Km

  • 10 Km

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10 Km Short
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival (5k & 10k)

Starting and finishing near EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city

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Deborah Wyatt

Completed in 2016


Very hilly, not PB course but well worth it for the views

Edinburgh Marathon Festival (5k & 10k)

Love this 10k for the views. Plus it's incredibly well organised. 

Posted on 28.05.16

Jim Boyle

Completed in 2016


Great event great course great organisation

Second time doing this and they have reversed the route since I last did it which I think is a good move. Brilliant organisation and pre race facilities second to none at Our Dynamic Earth museum. A beautiful course with stunning views if you remember to lift your head up to look. A couple of challenging hills but more than made up for by the downhill stretches and the last km being almost entirely downhill. Will be back!

Posted on 28.05.16

John Hawryluk

Completed as a first timer in 2015


Nothing special more a money making machine

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 run printed on it.

The route isn't special, theres c. 10 other races that use the same 5k/10k route but the other races you will get a better experience for your money.

A race possibly to do becuase it's 'Edinburgh' but nothing special and one I'm not rushing to do again.

Posted on 16.07.17