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Edinburgh Marathon Relay

Edinburgh Marathon Relay

The EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay is an opportunity for a team of 4 runners to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The 26.2 miles is split into 4 legs, each runner will run one leg. The approximate distance of each leg is shown below:

 Leg 1: The Royal Leg – 8.3 miles: The Edinburgh Marathon starts in London and Regent Road before passing by the historic Holyrood Palace, which has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century. It then runs through Holyrood Park in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and then Meadowbank Sports Stadium, scene of former Commonwealth Games in 1970 & 1986. It then turns north before reaching Portobello Promenade for some cooling seaside air where runners reach the first relay changeover at Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh.

 Leg 2: The Cock & Pan Leg – 5.5 miles: The route then crosses the River Esk and past Musselburgh Racecourse and then continues beyond Prestongrange Mining Museum, Prestonpans, the site of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton where reaching the second relay changeover at Port Seton Links.

 Leg 3: The Gosford Leg – 8 miles: It then races on to picturesque East Lothian, along Scotland’s golf coast which boasts 22 courses including some of the world’s oldest and most admired like North Berwick, Gullane and Muirfield. The route passes the village of Longniddry then enters the grounds of Gosford House before looping around and heading back to Port Seton and the final relay changeover.

 Leg 4: The Glory Leg – 4.4 miles: Now in the home straight the route passes through Port Seton, Cockenzie and Prestonpans back past Musselburgh Links, the famous golf course officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest golf course in the world. The marathon finishes in playing fields at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School. Well done hairies!

 With each relay leg posing a different challenge, make sure you pick and order your team wisely; which lucky runner will get The Glory Leg?

Here's how to join Team CF in 2018:

You can apply for a free Charity Place in exchange for a pledge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. All relay team members must be at least 15 years old, with a minimum of four members in your team. The minimum pledge for the Hairy Haggis Relay is £500 per team.

Apply for a Charity Place

Alternatively you can purchase your Own Place via the website above and use to raise as much as you can. If you do choose this option please be sure to let us know that you will be running for Team CF so that we can ensure 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

If you have any queries about this or any other event please don't hesitate to contact us events@cysticfibrosis.org.uk