Edinburgh Marathon

Join Team CF for the UK's second largest marathon, voted the fastest marathon route in the country!
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Edinburgh MF

This flat course is the perfect 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 £500 or more.

Charity place

Charity place

Pledge to raise £500 and join Team CF for this stunning marathon in 2020.

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!

Route details

  • Fast & flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World
  • Ideal if it’s your first 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 on your left, you also take in the National Museum of Scotland. 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 towards the coast. As you reach Musselburgh, you’ll run past the oldest golf course in the world, on the flat to Gosford House. As you turn and head back along the coast, you’ll see the beautiful finish line ahead.

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

Will your friends and family be coming to cheer you on? Let us know and we'll provide them with all the banners and balloons they need to stand out on the sidelines!

Order a Cheer 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.

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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