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Edinburgh Marathon Junior

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

Runners aged 6-8 will run 1.5km and runners aged 9-12 will run 2km.

1.5KM ROUTE – STARTING AT 1.30PM

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!

2KM ROUTE – STARTING AT 12.30PM

 The first 200m is a slight downhill section towards Queens Drive / Holyrood Gait Roundabout. Runners are funnelled through the roundabout using the right hand lane. As they continue along the side of Dynamic Earth they then run along Queens Drive with Holyrood Palace Gardens on their left and the steep slopes of Salisbury Crags on their right. As the runners approach the 1km marker they will see St. Margaret’s Loch on their right hand side, although there’s no time to feed the ducks as the route turns back on itself and heads back towards the finish using the other lane, which due to the u-turn is still the right hand lane. 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 they make a right turn into Holyrood Gait and the final 50m dash to the Finish Line!

How to join us in 2018:

You can apply for a free Charity Place in exchange for a pledge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. You should be aged 6-10 years old to do the 1.5km race and between 11-14 years old for the 2km race with a pledge to raise a minimum of £100 for both.

Apply for a Charity Place

Alternatively you can purchase you Own Place via the website above and use it to raise as much as you can. If you do choose this method please be sure to let us know you will be running for Team CF so that we can make sure you receive the right level of support (and of course so that you get your freebies!)

Let us know

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

  • Team CF running top
  • Fundraising pack and ideas
  • New online interactive Training Zone
  • Regular team enewsletters
  • Post run hospitality