Edinburgh Marathon Junior

Get the whole family involved in this fantastic festival with the EMF Junior races!
Cost of Entry
Fundraising target

The EMF Junior races are a great way to get the whole family involved in Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend. 

Entry details

Take advantage of one of our charity places in exchange for a pledge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with sponsorship of £50 or more.

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

Event details

These three races start and finish near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The beautiful, scenic routes offer stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.

Runners aged 3-6 will run 1km (children taking part in this event must be accompanied by an adult), runners aged 6-8 will run 1.5km, runners aged 9-12 will run 2km and runners aged 11-18 will run 5km.

1.5km route  Race 1: 1.45pm/Race 2: 2pm

2km route – Race 1:2.40pm/Race 2: 3pm

5km route  11.45am

The first 200m is a slight downhill section towards Queens Drive/Holyrood Gait Roundabout. Runners continue along the side of Dynamic Earth and run along Queens Drive with Holyrood Palace Gardens on their left and the steep slopes of Salisbury Crags on their right.

The runners just about reach St. Margaret’s Loch on their right hand side before it doubles back on itself … you’ll have to come back later if you want to feed the ducks! The route passes the 1 km mark and with the runners now more dispersed on the return leg, they can enjoy the views of Holyrood Palace, Calton Hill and Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament Building.

Once back through the first roundabout, the runners make a right turn into Holyrood Gait and the final 50m dash to the Finish Line!

How we will supprt you

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!

Download a fundraising pack

 Are your friends and family coming to cheer you on? Let us know and we'll kit them out with the balloons and banners they need to stand out from the crowd!

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

Join Team CF with a pledge to raise £50 or more for these fun and fab junior races!

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!

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