Fast and flat, the EMF Half Marathon is ideal for your first half marathon or if you're looking for a personal best. The 2021 event will take place on Sunday 30 May, the same day as the full marathon.

Starting on Potterrow, 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. The route takes you past Greyfriars Bobby and the National Museum of Scotland, as well as down the Royal Mile to the historic Holyrood Park. You then head east along the course and finish in Musselburgh.

Why join #TeamStroke?

We have guaranteed places for the Edinburgh Half Marathon 2021 and would love if you joined our team. We ask all runners with a charity place to pay an entry fee of £15 and aim to raise a minimum of £295 in sponsorship. To secure your charity place, please register on the EMF Half website and then fill out our form at the bottom of this page to pay the registration fee.

All our runners will receive:

  • A Stroke Association running vest.
  • A 16-week training plan.
  • Regular emails full of training tips and fundraising ideas.
  • Fundraising support.
  • Support from our cheering point on the day.
  • Massage in the post-event charity village.

Already have a place?

If you already have your own place but wish to join Team Stroke, then please fill in the form at the bottom of the page. There's no registration fee or fundraising commitment.

Get in touch

For more information, please email or call 0300 330 0740. For more information, please visit the Edinburgh Half Marathon website.

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