Picture by Lesley Martin 28 May 2017 Edinburgh Marathon - Half Marathon Finishers. © Lesley Martin 2017 e: lesley@lesleymartin.co.uk t: 07836745264 w: www.lesleymartin.co.uk

Missed out on a place in the London Marathon ballot? Why not make your next challenge Edinburgh and run in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

In what will be the 16th year of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Scotland’s largest running event which takes place on Saturday 26 & Sunday May 27 2018, have officially announced the new route for the full marathon, half marathon and team relay.

The marathon route offers an incredible start in the heart of the city centre and continues to be one of the fastest courses in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world’s elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.

The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend!

Get guaranteed entry into the Edinburgh Marathon, find out more here: https://goo.gl/WT4mH3