2024 Edinburgh Half Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Edinburgh Half Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Edinburgh Half Marathon captures the essence of Scotland's historic capital, providing runners with a swift, flat route that celebrates the city's enchanting scenery and landmarks. A favoured event among seasoned runners and novices alike, it is hailed for its potential for achieving personal best times, thanks to its predominantly downhill trajectory. Participants are treated to a visual feast as they traverse through the city, encountering the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the serene beauty of Holyrood Park, and the charming coastal views along the route to the finish line in Musselburgh. Imbibed with a spirit of camaraderie and paired with the captivating landscapes of Edinburgh, the half marathon stands as a jubilant celebration of fitness, endurance, and the rich cultural tapestry of the city.

Date: 

Sun
May 26
2024

Location: 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Distance

21.1km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

Number of participants: 

How to train for Edinburgh Half Marathon: Edinburgh Half Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Edinburgh Half Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Half Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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