Date: 28th May 2023
Edinburgh EH8 9BL
This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.
The marathon route is one of the fastest 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.Read More Read Less
We live in a world where we are moving less, where digital technology is having an increasing impact on young lives and where more children feel lonely and disconnected. The pandemic has made these problems worse and led to those from disadvantaged backgrounds falling further behind. Millions of young people are missing out on the benefits that play and sport bring, and we know that when children are unhealthy and unhappy, they are less able to learn.
We need to take urgent action now to help build back young people's health, happiness and resilience. We cannot create change alone, we need as many people as possible to become changemakers to help us reclaim play and sport in children’s lives. Sport gives young people a platform to have their voice heard and a place to feel they belong. Together, we will build a brighter future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport.Read More Read Less