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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon
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Join us at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) joins the well known Edinburgh Marathon to create a marathon festival of running that takes you on a whistle stop tour of one of Britains most beautiful cities.
It starts a little earlier and like its sister race, enjoys a grandstand finish at Musselburgh Racecourse.
With 25,000 runners taking part in the marathon and Half marathon, this is one of the biggest running festivals in the UK. Join the Cancer Research UK team and help us to beat cancer sooner.
Join the Cancer Research UK community to receive training and fundraising tips, along with much more, by joining our Facebook event page.
Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.
Race Day Information
We want to support you every step of the way, so look out for our amazing cheering teams who will be at the 8k point to cheer you on. We can't wait to meet you at the finishing line where we'll show you the way to our post-race reception at Pinke St Peter's Primary School, Musselburgh, where there will be refreshments and massages available.
Did you know...
Cancer Research UK contributed to the development of the UK's national screening programmes for bowel, breast and cervical cancer – which together save thousands of lives every year.
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