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 2021 event will take place on Sunday 30 May 2021.

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 Marathon 2021 and would love for 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 the form at the bottom of this page to pay the registration fee.

All our runners will receive:

  • A Stroke Association running vest.
  • Links to training plans
  • Regular 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.

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 about the event, please visit the Edinburgh Marathon website.

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