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

Find out all you need to know about the Edinburgh 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 Marathon is renowned as one of the most illustrious running events in the United Kingdom, inviting participants to engage in a scenic 26.2-mile journey through the heart of the historic Scottish capital. Known for its fast and flat route, the marathon provides runners with an excellent opportunity for achieving personal bests, while also serving as a qualifying event for some of the world’s major marathons. The course takes athletes through a variety of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks and picturesque vistas, including the famed Edinburgh Castle, the quaint coastal community of Musselburgh, and other cultural highlights. Embraced by professionals, enthusiasts, and beginners alike, the Edinburgh Marathon encapsulates a vibrant blend of athletic challenge and the rich tapestry of Scottish heritage and beauty.

Date: 

Sun
May 26
2024

Location: 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

m

Number of participants: 

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

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

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • 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 Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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Edinburgh Marathon FAQ: All you need to know about the Edinburgh Marathon

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