Edinburgh Marathon

Sunday 27th May 2018

The Edinburgh Marathon offers one of the flattest, fastest and most beautiful marathon routes in Scotland.

Virgin Money London Marathon runners

When: 27 May 2018

Where: Edinburgh


Registration fee: Full marathon £25, Half marathon £15

Fundraising target: Full marathon £500, Half marathon £300

The Edinburgh Marathon route is brand new for 2018 and covers some of the most beautiful sights of this iconic city. The route is one of the flattest and fastest when it comes to marathons, so it’s perfect for first time runners or those keen to hit a new PB.


The route starts at the heart of the city, meandering down the Royal Mile and taking in such landmarks as the Scottish National Gallery and Edinburgh Castle. The route then continues past the spectacular Arthur’s Seat and hits the beautiful coastline, where a rush of fresh sea air will give you a much needed boost. The remainder of the route follows the coast, and along the way you’ll pass the oldest golf course in the world and the impressive 18th century Gosford House.


Whether you sign up for the full marathon or the half marathon option, your support will help us beat bowel cancer.

How we support you

As a Beating Bowel Cancer runner you will receive the following benefits:

  • A Beating Bowel Cancer running vest to help you stand out from the crowd
  • Access to our exclusive online training zone
  • A fundraising pack to help you reach your target
  • Regular E-newsletter updates
  • A dedicated member of the fundraising team to offer support and advice

Contact us

If you have a question about the day or joining the team in 2018, email us at events@beatingbowelcancer.org or give us a call at 020 8614 3858.