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Edinburgh Marathon

Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline

A group of marathon runners running along a path
Edinburgh
30th May 2021

Fast and 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 your journey continues you can take in plenty of amazing views. As you approach the finish line ahead you will see one of the greatest sights for any marathon runner! With a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level, we believe that this is the fastest marathon route in the world.

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