Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
After months of training the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is almost here! Are you one of the thousands of runners that will be taking part this weekend? Wish you all the best for Sunday and all our respect to the runners!
Did you know?
The Edinburgh Marathon is Scotland's most popular marathon. It began in 2003 and has continually grown in popularity and stature, having just received a 97% satifaction rating in a recent Runner's World poll. In numbers, the Edinburgh Marathon is second only to the London Marathon in the UK, with over 16,000 runners taking part. There is also the option of entering relay teams of 4 runners, each running 6.5 miles.
The route has changed over the last few years. Early comments aboout the hill have been accommodated, leading to what is now one of the flattest marathon courses, making the Edinburgh Marathon an excellent race for obtaining a personal best. It also boasts some great sites along the way.
Runners will be assigned one of two starting points, London Road and Regent Road. Runners will then head round Holyrood Park, along Queens Drive to London Road The route carries on down Lochend Road, through Leith, towards the coast before heading along to Musselburgh then the fishing areas of Cockenzie and Port Seton. Next, runners pass through the grounds of Gosford House. Finally, the last stretch takes runners back along the coast to Port Seaton promenade before finishing at Musselburgh Racecourse.