Get involved Challenge events Edinburgh Half Marathon Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival! Fast & flat, the Edinburgh Half Marathon follows the marathon course which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you are looking for a PB. The Edinburgh Half Marathon has sold out every year since 2012 and is one of the largest half marathons in the UK. The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 16th year and takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience. There are two ticket prices available: Standard Entry: £50 - this includes a donation to Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Sponsorship Entry: £40 + Minimum Sponsorship of £150 to be raised Booking for this event has now closed.