Image shows hundreds of runners running down a path in Holyrood Park. Yellow flowering gorse contrasts against the dark rock cliffs.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon

  • Date and Time info: 28/05/2023
  • Registration fee: £15
  • Fundraising target: £350
  • Face-to-face

Fast and flat with a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level, the Edinburgh Half Marathon is ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you are looking for a PB. Selling out every year since 2012, it is one of the largest half marathons in the UK.

Starting 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. You’ll run past the Scottish National Gallery into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. The route takes in the the Scott Monument, as it meanders down the historic Royal Mile, heading past the Scottish Parliament. Here you can look up and take in the spectacular Arthur’s Seat & Salisbury Crags, as well as the Palace of Holyrood, before heading east towards the historic coastal village of Preston Pans and the beautiful finish line.

Support for you

As a part of Team Retina UK you’ll get:

  • Help and guidance from a dedicated member of our fundraising team
  • Access to a range of materials to help with your fundraising – including sponsor forms, collection tins, pin badges and more
  • A Retina UK running vest
  • Invitation to join our Strava running club where you can chat with other Retina UK runners, sharing tips and advice.
  • Finisher t-shirt and medal from the race organisers.

Charity place

Secure your place in the race with a £15 registration fee and pledge to raise £350 for Retina UK.

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If you already have your own place in the race, we’d love for you to join our team.

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Price: £ 15.00

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