Edinburgh Half Marathon

A fast yet scenic half-marathon route through the stunning city of Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh Marathon Half Marathon

This flat course is the perfect half marathon to reach your personal best!

Entry details:

Take advantage of one of our charity places in exchange for a pledge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with sponsorship of £250 or more.

Alternatively, purchase your own place and run for us, just raise whatever you can!

Route details:

  • Fast and flat, this course 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 Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London.

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, you also take in the National Museum of Scotland, before heading over the High Street and down The Mound. 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’ as it meanders down the historic Royal Mile, heading towards and past the 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, 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.

    However you get a place, we promise all runners loads of support and encouragement along the way including:

    • Team CF running top to wear with pride on the day
    • Fundraising pack crammed full of ideas
    • New online interactive Training Zone
    • Regular team e-newsletters
    • Cheer points along the route to spur you on!

    Will your friends and family be cheering you on? Let us know and we'll send them banners and balloons to ensure they really stand out on the sidelines!

    Download a fundraising pack

    Why run for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?

    The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good.

    Charity place

    Pledge to raise £250 and join Team CF for this fantastic half marathon in Edinburgh.

    Got your own place?

    If you have applied for a place direct from the organisers (or wish to), you can still use that place to run with Team CF. No minimum fundraising target, just enjoy the run!

    CF Trust gave me amazing support when I chose to run for them. Not only were they fantastic in the build up helping me raise sponsorship, but on the day gave me the boost I needed to get a great time!

    Jane Smith, previous participant

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