EVENT 27th May 2017

Edinburgh Marathon: 27/28 May 2017

Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Edinburgh Marathon 2017

The Edinburgh Marathon is Scotland's most popular marathon. It began in 2003 and has continually grown in popularity and stature, having just received a 97% satifaction rating in a recent Runner's World poll.

In terms of numbers, the Edinburgh Marathon is second only to the London Marathon in the UK, with over 16,000 runners taking part. There is also the option of entering relay teams of 4 runners, each running 6.5 miles.


  • 27 / 28 May 2017.

The Route

Edinburgh Marathon Route
Edinburgh Marathon Route

The route has changed! The dreaded hill has been removed leading to one of the flattest marathon courses in the UK! After the start, runners head round Holyrood Park and along Queens Drive before passing through Leith and towards the coast to Musselburgh and the fishing areas of Cockenzie and Port Seton. Runners then pass through the grounds of Gosford House before returning along the coast to Port Seaton promenade and the finish at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Edinburgh Marathon 2017

Subsidised Entry Fee

Run 4 Cancer and we'll give you a free place! All we ask is that you raise a small amount of sponsorship.

To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, get in touch with us using the form below. Many thanks for your support!


Edinburgh Marathon 2017

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