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Edinburgh Marathon Junior


23rd May 2020



The EMF Junior races are a great way to get the whole family involved in Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend. 

  • Date: 23 May 2020
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Cost of entry: Free charity places or various own place options
  • Fundraising target: £50 for charity places

Entry details:

  • Take advantage of one of our free charity places in exchange for a pledge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with sponsorship of £100 or more.
  • Alternatively purchase your own place and run for us, just raise whatever you can!

Route details:

  • Aimed specifically at younger runners!
  • Starting and finishing near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth, this beautiful, scenic route takes place in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh.
  • The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.
  • The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London..

Starting and finishing near the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth, this beautiful, scenic route takes place in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The first 200m is a slight downhill section towards Queens Drive / Holyrood Gait Roundabout. Runners continue along the side of Dynamic Earth and run along Queens Drive with Holyrood Palace Gardens on their left and the steep slopes of Salisbury Crags on their right. The runners just about reach St. Margaret’s Loch on their right hand side before it doubles back on itself … you’ll have to come back later if you want to feed the ducks! The route passes the 1 km mark and with the runners now more dispersed on the return leg, they can enjoy the views of Holyrood Palace, Calton Hill and Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament Building. Once back through the first roundabout, the runners make a right turn into Holyrood Gait and the final 50m dash to the Finish Line!

Runners aged 3-6 will run 1km (children taking part in this event must be accompanied by an adult), runners aged 6-8 will run 1.5km, runners aged 9-12 will run 2km and runners aged 11-18 will run 5km.

1.5km route – Race 1 - 1.45pm, Race 2 - 2pm

2km route – Race 1 - 2.40pm, Race 2 - 3pm

5km route - 11.45am

However you get a place, we promise all runners loads of support and encouragement along the way including:

  • Team CF running top to wear with pride on the day
  • Fundraising pack crammed full of ideas
  • New online interactive Training Zone
  • Regular team e-newsletters
  • Cheer points along the route to spur you on!

Apply for a place

Here you can apply for either a free charity place or purchase your own place to run for us!

Apply for a place

Why run for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good.

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