24 May 2025 - 25 May 2025 / Edinburgh

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2025

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NHS Lothian Charity runner approaching the finishing line at EMF
NHS Lothian Charity Champion at EMF

Registration is now open for Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2025. Don’t miss out on a chance to secure a place and sign up today.

Take advantage of our discounted charity places for a small fee and minimum suggested sponsorship and run the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to support life-saving projects. Experience the fantastic atmosphere and crowds, and the beauty of Edinburgh.

DistanceRegistration FeeFundraising Target
Full Marathon£28.00Pledge to raise a minimum of £575 sponsorship
Half Marathon£20.00Pledge to raise a minimum of £300 sponsorship
Hairy Haggis Relay£40.00Pledge to raise a minimum of £650 sponsorship per team
10K£10.00Pledge to raise a minimum of £150 sponsorship
5K£5.00Pledge to raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship
Junior Runs£5.00Pledge to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship.
Complete our Junior Runs registration form.

Sign up for a charity discounted place today!

Take part in the full marathon, half marathon, Hairy Haggis relay (team of 4), 10K or 5K. Edinburgh Marathon Festival is a really popular event, so don’t miss out!

Sign up for Edinburgh Marathon 2025 Junior Runs

Join in one of many fun challenges such as the Junior 5K, 2K, 1.5K or Kilometre runs. A great day out soaking up the atmosphere and beauty of the city.

NHS Lothian Senior Charge Nurse Emma Edrington and her family

Got your own place? Sign up to join our #Charity Champions

If you have already signed up and paid for your place via the run organisers directly and would like to fundraise for NHS Lothian Charity, then click the button below to sign up to receive a free running vest and ongoing support to achieve your target.

Two girls smiling and waving as they run the Edinburgh Marathon

Join our community of #CharityChampions and raise money to transform lives, giving NHS staff what they need to go the extra mile when delivering patient care across hospitals, wards and in the communities of Edinburgh and the Lothians and beyond.

Every runner who signs up will receive:

  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • An official NHS Lothian – #ThankYouNHS running top
  • Finisher’s medal & distance keyring
  • NHS Lothian Charity medal
  • Finisher’s pack
  • Personalised event number with accurate timing chip
  • Event baggage facilities
  • Hydration and energy gel on route (for longer routes)
  • Hydration and nutrition at the finish
  • Results posted in your account within 48 hours
  • Fantastic running experience
  • Bags of support

Find out more about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival www.edinburghmarathon.com/

Questions?

Get in touch with Tu Edwards

Frequently Asked Questions

A marathon is typically 26.2 miles long, which is equivalent to approximately 42.195 kilometres.

The start times for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival can vary. It’s best to check the official event schedule nearer the time.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place on the 24th and 25th of May 2025, with the full and half marathon taking place on the 25th of May.

Training for a full or half marathon involves a combination of running, strength training, proper rest and nutrition. It’s important to follow a structured training plan that gradually increases mileage and intensity while allowing for recovery.

Average full marathon times vary widely depending on a range of factors. Generally full marathon times can range from around 4 to 6 hours. Half marathon times typically range from 1.5 to 3 hours.

The number of runners participating in the Edinburgh Marathon can vary from year to year. Typically, thousands of people take part.

The Edinburgh Marathon route showcases the city’s stunning scenery, passing through iconic landmarks such as Holyrood Park, Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Mile. For specific details on the route, including maps, visit the u003ca href=u0022https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/marathon/route-mapu0022u003eEdinburgh Marathon Festival official websiteu003c/au003e.

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