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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Get fit and have fun at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2017, taking place over the weekend of the 27-28 May. This is the 15th year of Edinburgh's main running event, and it is back for 2017 even better than ever.

About the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is the second largest of its kind in the UK. Over the course of the weekend, the streets of Edinburgh and East Lothian will become filled with runners of all abilites, from professional athletes, to amateurs trying to beat their personal best, or those wanting to do their bit and raise money for charity.

There are seven races in total taking place over the two days, covering a wide range of running skills, from the Junior 1.5k race, to 5k and 10k, right up to the full marathon. Even if you're not running yourself, it's a great opportunity to soak in the electric atmosphere and cheer on those who are taking part.

The start and finish lines for all the races are dotted around various locations in Edinburgh and Musselburgh. Find out more about the race schedules and the routes on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website

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