Edinburgh Marathon Festival
The EMF Hub is located at Dynamic Earth on the edge of Holyrood Park. The EMF hub is also near the start and finish location for the 5k, 10k, Junior and as well as the International Breakfast Run. The EMF Hub is a 15 minute walk from the City Centre, located at the foot of the Royal Mile, near the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace.
The start of the Edinburgh Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay is on Regent Road and London Road in the city centre. The race will finish in Musselburgh, approximately 6 miles east from Edinburgh City Centre.
Start Location: London Road and Regent Road (Nelson Monument)
In 2024 the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is being held on May 25th and May 26th and will include the following races :
Saturday 25th of May
EMF 10K, EMF 5K
EMF Junior Races
Sunday 26th of May
The Edinburgh Marathon
EMF Half Marathon
EMF Marathon Hairy Haggis Team Relay
Nearest International Airport?
The nearest international airport is Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport.
Nearest Train Station?
The closest railway station is Edinburgh Waverley train station, located in the city centre and a 5 minute walk from Regent Road and a 10 minute walk from London Road start line. Edinburgh Waverley is a 15 minute walk from the EMF hub.
Hotels, Hostels, Apartments and B&B’s can be found within easy reach of the start and finish line of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Check rates in our database.
Cheap Places to Stay – Apartment, hotel and b&b rooms!
Plenty of affordable hotels, low cost b&b’s or guest houses and fully furnished apartments for self catering can be found within close distance of the start and finish line of this large running event, which has an IAAF Bronze Label status.
Stay close to Start Line on Regent Road and London Road (Nelson Monument)
The start line is located on Regent Road and London Road in the city centre of Edinburgh Scotland near Nelson Monument.
Book cheapest deals (also last minute offers) for hotels, b&b’s or guest houses, hostels and apartments near by the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. It’s a two day event which include the Marathon, a 5K, 10K, two junior races and a half marathon and a team relay race, affectionately named the ‘Hairy Haggis’.
One of the nearest accommodations is cheap Ailsa Craig Hotel. This accommodation offers elegant Georgian town house accommodation and free Wi-Fi. Waverley Station and the start line of the Edinburgh (Half) Marathon is a short walk away.
Another cheap hotel nearby is low budget Cairn Hotel. This cheaper property offers good-value rooms and free Wi-Fi. The Cairn Hotel is in Edinburgh city centre, close to Calton Hill and the start line of the EMF races.
Cheap place to stay near Start Line
Hotel near Finish Line in Musselburgh and Wallyford
The finish line of the marathon is located in Musselburgh, 6 miles from Edinburgh city center.
A very popular place to stay nearby is Edinburgh Lodges. This guest accommodation in Musselburgh offers free private parking just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh’s city centre.
Another accommodation near the finish line of the EMF marathon is Arden Guest House. This bed and breakfast lies opposite Musselburgh Racecourse. The property is 1 mile to the nearest train station with direct trains into Edinburgh City taking just 5 minutes. Buses to Edinburgh stop just outside the house and take 20 minutes.
Accommodation for Edinburgh Marathon 2024 near Finish Line
EMF Edinburgh Marathon Festival in Scotland
Name : Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF)
The biggest running event in Britain is the marathon of London (Check for hotels).
Location : in Edinburgh Scotland
Contact : GSI-Events Ltd
Address : EICA Ratho, South Plait Hill, Edinburgh E28 8AA, Scotland
Tel : +0131 333 4847
When : 25th – 26th May 2024
Events : EMF 10K, EMF 5K, EMF Junior Races, International Breakfast Run, The Edinburgh Marathon, EMF Half Marathon, EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay
Marathon Start : at London Road and at Regent Road, Edinburgh.
Nearest Hotels and B&B’s : in Edinburgh city centre.
What to do and see
Calton Hill (off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland /Calton Hill): from the top you can see several monuments, see Hollyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat. Views are wonderful. Calton Hill is about 10mins walk from Princes Street.
Edinburgh Playhouse (18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland /Calton Hill): theatre with over 3000 seats. It’s one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Scotland.
Palace of Holyroodhouse (Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland): official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family. Large parts of the palace are opened to the public.
Nelson Monument (Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland): take the short walk from Princess Street up Carlton Hill and then up the Nelson Monument for a nice view of the city.
Waterloo Place (Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh, Scotland /Castle/Royal Mile/High St): lovely Georgian buildings bult to reflect the victory at Waterloo.