Registration Fee: 5K - £20 / 10K - £36 / Half Marathon - £46 / Marathon - £62

Fundraising Target: 5K - £120 / 10K - £180 / Half Marathon - £250 / Marathon - £350

Registration Deadline: 1st May 2024

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival will once again take over the beautiful city of Edinburgh for an action-packed weekend of running in May. The EMF has it all - a programme of races that caters for everyone and a stunning setting. Choose between the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon.


The EMF 5K takes place on the Saturday and offers a picturesque route around Holyrood Park with stunning panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.


The 10K falls on the Saturday of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend and is run in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park. Starting and finishing near Dynamic Earth, this route offers striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.

EMF Half

Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same fast and flat route, offering genuine PB potential. This increasingly popular race distance is a fantastic alternative for those that don’t fancy the big 26.2!

EMF Marathon

Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World in 2008. Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.

Join Team BSF

As a member of Team BSF we will provide you with:

  • A British Skin Foundation technical running vest
  • A fundraising pack to help you raise as much money as possible
  • Our communications team on hand to help you drum up support in your local area
  • Our events team available to provide any additional information or motivation you may need

Already have your own place?

We would love you to join Team BSF, just email [email protected] with your details for your fundraising pack and BSF running vest.

Event Registration

To register for a BSF EMF place simply ‘Book Your Place Here’ or use the 'Book' button below.

By registering to run for the BSF you pledge to raise the minimum fundraising target for your selected event (5K - £120, 10K - £180, Half Marathon - £250, Marathon - £350).