Fast and flat, the Edinburgh Marathon was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner's World. It's ideal for your first marathon or if you're looking for a personal best. The 2018 event will take place on Sunday 27 May.

Starting at London and Regent Road, the route takes you by the historic Holyrood Palace and through Holyrood Park. It then goes past Meadowbank Stadium, through Leith Links, along Portobello promenade and then into East Lothian. The marathon finishes at Pinkie Primary School in Musselburgh. 

Join Team Stroke

We have guaranteed places for the Edinburgh Marathon 2018 and would love you to join our team. We ask all runners with a charity place to pay an entry fee of £20 and raise a minimum of £495 in sponsorship. To secure your charity place, please register on the Edinburgh Marathon 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
  • weekly emails full of training tips and fundraising ideas
  • full fundraising support
  • support from our cheering point on the day and a massage in the post-event charity village.

Own 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 but everything you do raise goes towards helping stroke survivors.

Get in touch

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

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