Sunday 27th May 2018

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% satisfaction rating in a recent Runner's World poll. In 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.

The route has changed over the last few years. Early comments aboout the hill have been accommodated, leading to what is now one of the flattest marathon courses, making the Edinburgh Marathon an excellent race for obtaining a personal best. It also boasts some great sites along the way.

Runners will be assigned one of two starting points, London Road and Regent Road. Runners will then head round Holyrood Park, along Queens Drive to London Road The route carries on down Lochend Road, through Leith, towards the coast before heading along to Musselburgh then the fishing areas of Cockenzie and Port Seton. Next, runners pass through the grounds of Gosford House. Finally, the last stretch takes runners back along the coast to Port Seaton promenade before finishing in Musselburgh. 

Join Team PCRC in this exciting event and help us fund research to improve survival and quality of life of men with advanced prostate cancer! 

How to apply 

If you are interested in taking one of our charity places you can register now for a fee of £50! For each charity place there is a target to raise £400 for Prostate Cancer Research Centre. 

Own places

If you have your own place for this event we would still love to have you on the team, there is no fundraising requirement we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support us funding research towards a life without Prostate Cancer. Just send us an email and we will get you started on your fundraising journey. 

How we will support you 

  • We will provide you with a step by step guide to fundraising including a pack with hints, tips and ideas.
  • Your very own PCRC technical t-shirt or vest
  • Weekly emails with training guides from our fitness professional, Graeme Hilditch along with a training plan.
  • Supporter merchandise such as t-shirts, wristbands, clappers for all your family and friends who will be there on the day so you have your very own PCRC team
  • Our ongoing help and support with training and fundraising from the moment you join the team.

For further information 

Please contact a member of the Events Team on 0203 735 5446 or send us an email