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Edinburgh 1/2 Marathon

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Edinburgh 1/2 Marathon

Edinburgh 1/2 Marathon


  • Activity: Running
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Date: March
  • Distance: 13.1 Miles
  • Age range: 17+

The event

Interested in one of the fastest and most fun half marathons in the world?

We have places. Register your interest using the form below and we’ll get back to you quickly to get you registered.

The Edinburgh Half is part of the buzzing Edinburgh Marathon festival. Now in its 13th year, this popular and ever-growing marathon festival takes place in Scotland’s capital city on 30/31 May and continues through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience. The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to take part in 2015.

Run for Link Ethiopia and make a real difference in the lives of children in Ethiopia. Every penny you raise will help us to improve schools, empower teachers and ensure that every child can get a good education. We will be on hand to help you with your fundraising, giving you the advice and support you need to reach your target.


How much does it cost to take part?

There is no registration fee for this event. However, all our runners will be expected to commit to our fundraising target of £400. This amount will cover our expenses for the run, and ensure the continuation of our work in Ethiopia.

Who can take part?

At 13.1 miles, half marathons are demanding challenges that require dedication and training. As such this event is suitable for those with a good level of fitness who are prepared to undertake the training required by such a race. The event organiser has set a minimum age requirement of 17.

What support will I receive?

All participants will receive a a 16 week-training training plan based on fitness level, a technical shirt, accurate time readings, a nice big medal, and an unforgettable running experience.
Run for team Link Ethiopia and we will help you achieve your fundraising goals by giving you support and advice and a free fundraising guide.

What is the course like?

Flat and fast! The Edingburgh Half Marathon follows the same route of the full Marathon, rated as the fastest in the UK by Runner’s World.
With just a 40m decline along the route, this race is excellent for first timers or those hoping to set a new personal best. The route circles the scenic Edinburgh Castle before heading east towards the finishing line. Hydrating stations will be placed every 5km to ensure all runners stay energised and hydrated.

How much should I fundraise?

We are asking our team members to commit to raising a minimum of £350.
In our experience, this is a totally achievable amount to raise for such an event. We will provide each team member with information to set up an online fundraising account, a fundraising pack, and guidance and support from our fundraising team to help you achieve your goals.

Where can I find out more?

Want to learn more about the event? Click here to go to the official Edinburgh Marathon website, or click here to go straight to their FAQ section.

How do I sign up?

Up for the challenge? GREAT!
Fill out the form on the right, and we will get in touch to guide you through the registration process.

Join us!

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