Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

A great opportunity to take part in this iconic running festival

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is a wonderful running event for all abilities, and its famously flat course takes in the stunning views around Scotland’s capital city. So whether you are looking to take on a 5k, 10k, or are ready for a half marathon, why not set your personal best at the biggest running festival in Scotland…

5k and 10k – Saturday 23 May: Both routes start and finish at Dynamic Earth and take in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park, which offers beautiful panoramic views of the city and famous Edinburgh Castle.

The 5k is a great distance to start your running journey and the 10k is an increasingly popular race distance, a great step-up for those who have completed a 5k in the past, but aren’t quite ready for the half marathon distance.

Half marathon – Sunday 24 May: Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same fast and flat route, which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World. So this is an ideal first half marathon, or if you are looking for a PB! The Edinburgh Half Marathon has sold out every year since 2012 and is one of the largest half marathons in the UK.

EMF reg fees & spons tableWhy run for the Family Holiday Association?

As a Family Holiday Association runner, you will receive support from us throughout the lead up to the event, as well as the following benefits:

  • a place in one of the country’s most iconic running events
  • a personalised charity running vest or tech top to wear on the day
  • free charity t-shirts for you and your supporters
  • fundraising tips and ideas, and promotional materials such as balloons and stickers
  • training and nutritional advice

You will be raising money to help struggling families benefit from a much-needed break. For many, it will be the first time they have ever spent time away from home, seen the sea or played in the sand.

And when you take part in an endurance event such as the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, you automatically become part of a special team – Team Starfish. You’ll receive monthly newsletters, access to the Team Starfish website and invited to join our exclusive Team Starfish Facebook group, where you can share experiences and swap tips!


If you would like to take part, please email michael@fhaonline.org.uk