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Take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and explore the beautiful views of Edinburgh. It will be held on 25/26th May and offers a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k.

The Edinburgh Marathon was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World. Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route taking in some of Edinburghs most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.

Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same fast and flat route, offering genuine PB potential. This increasingly popular race distance is a fantastic alternative for those that dont fancy the big 26.2.

The 10K & 5k fall on the Saturday of the Festival weekend and are run in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park. Starting and finishing near Dynamic Earth, these routes offer striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
Edinburgh Marathon Festival

It doesn't matter how you take part - walk or run, 5k or 10k - it only matters that you join us, raise money, and help improve the lives of the more than 25,000 women in the UK who are living with ovarian cancer. Registration is 12.50 for adults and 5 for children, and for teams of five or more each fifth person goes free - please note, the team discount will only work for team members registered in a single transaction, it will not work if members join a team at a later date. The minimum sponsorship is 100 per adult.

The Ovarian Cancer Walk – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
The Ovarian Cancer Walk – Edinburgh

You may not be the worlds greatest athlete, but you dont have to be, because at SAMH STOMP, our strength is in numbers, as the more noise we make, the more heads we turn, so the more we STOMP, the more we support Scotlands mental health.

Luckily there isnt just one road to Scotlands mental health:

The classic Stomp route take you on a trail of 4,200 stairs through the south, west and northern lower stands, before tackling both the lower and upper east stands.

SAMH Stomp

Edinburgh, GB
2 races
£20£30
SAMH Stomp

Our annual 10K race will be returning to the University of Stirling in 2018 with a brand new multi terrain route - taking in paths, roads and cross country, this truly is a challenge to suit runners of all abilities! Our 2.5K Family Fun Run is open to all ages and really is all about the fun - in 2017 we were joined by a couple of Ninja Turtles as well as whole families of runners enjoying the experience together!

Strathcarron 10K Race and Family Fun Run

Stirling, GB
2 races
£5£20
Strathcarron 10K Race and Family Fun Run

A beautiful off-road run through a stunning natural environment with an awesome twist in the tail! From autumnal beauty to underground awesomeness theres no other event like it.

Suitable for all kinds of runners seasoned or first timers its a trail run through beautiful countryside with breathtaking views, and an unforgettable underground finale! Take in the sights at your own pace or put the hammer down and mix it with the top athletes on the leader board.

If youd like to do a run well away from the urban environment, but still want the fun of taking part in a friendly, top quality organised event with lots of like-minded people, this is for you. An ideal end of season high!

Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run

Peebles, Scottish Borders, GB
3 races
£15£30
Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run

Dawn breaks and in the crisp autumn air of Scotlands Capital a quite remarkable new event gets underway. Enveloped within the beating heart of this most famous of cities, the runners of the inaugural Ultra Tour of Edinburgh set off with a Braveheart charge down the most famous street in Scotland the Royal Mile. Their course then weaves 50km through streets, alleyways, onto hills, up crags, past monuments, museums, seats of Royalty, Government and up and down 3000 feet of ascent and descent.

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is unique. Many events claim to be. But this one is an Ultra Run in a city a city like no other. Rat Race is the UKs best known adventure sports outfit and our company was forged on the streets of Edinburgh in 2004 with the staging there of our first ever event. It is to our spiritual home that 13 years on, we bring a superlatively doable Ultra. 50km on foot is no mean feat but for all those out there who think they can go that extra mile, you can. And what better place to do so than somewhere so hauntingly beautiful, rugged, gnarled and famous in equal measure.

Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Take on a Tough 10 run in the stunning Pentland Hills Regional Park near Edinburgh.

No obstacles - this is the chance to take on 10k of steep inclines over challenging terrain. If the hills don't take your breath away then the views are sure to.

Cancer Research Tough 10 – Edinburgh

Penicuik, GB
Cancer Research Tough 10 – Edinburgh

The first Men's 10k took place in Glasgow 9 years ago to raise awareness of men's health issues; it has now positively touched the lives of over 30,000 men and is a major event on both the running and health event calendars, attracting 4,000 men and growing each year! The Edinburgh event starts on the historic Royal Mile; this incredible city centre route then takes you into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop, onto Holyrood Park, where you take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat, and eventually on to a grandstand finish at Murrayfield Stadium.

While its brotherly Glasgow event has been around for a while, Mens 10K Edinburgh is only in its third year. Consistently around 40% of the men taking part have never entered a running event before. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and three years less than in England and Wales. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Our aim is to help change this, little by little and the Mens 10K is how we are doing it!

Men’s 10k – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
1 race
£13£17
Men’s 10k – Edinburgh

This fantastic 5K route is a great opportunity to explore the home of two 30-metre high horses! The Kelpies are mythical creatures who love to play at dusk, each one weighs over 300 tonnes. Come and immerse yourself in a light journey with them.

Supernova – The Kelpies

Grangemouth, Falkirk, GB
Supernova – The Kelpies

The Edinburgh MoRuns are happening in the stunning Holyrood Park this November. Grow or paint on your mo and be part of this awesome event. MoRunning supports Movember and fundraising for Men's Health, in particular Prostate Cancer. 10k and 5k options available.

MoRunning is back this November and set to be the best ever year to be a MoRunner. With the inclusion of the 1.5km mini MoRun we expect to see loads more kids and families enjoying everything MoRunning is about! Good fun, lots of laughs, loads of smiles, high fives and not forgetting the fancy dress and funny moustaches!

To you the MoRunner, we will be there to support you, laugh with you, cheer you on, encourage and motivate you throughout your MoRunning journey.

Edinburgh 5k & 10k MoRun

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
Edinburgh 5k & 10k MoRun

A race to the summit of Tinto Hill. Registration is at the Sports Hall in Symington, South Ayrshire. Although on good paths, the race follows an unmarked course that crosses ground above 2000 feet. Category AS, 4.4 miles, 1500 feet climb.

The “Run & Become” Tinto Hill Race

Symington, South Lanarkshire, GB
The “Run & Become” Tinto Hill Race

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