race time restrictions & Route



The Edinburgh Meadows weather in March can be anything from burning sun to drifting snow, but, as it is Scotland, it is most likely to be cool with the threat of light rain. Make sure you check the weather forecasted before the day and prepare accordingly. We will keep you updated by email on any plans in the event of forecast bad weather. It is essential that you keep warm before and after the race so be sure to bring something to wrap up in. We will provide foil blankets for after the race, but we still ask you to take it upon yourselves to make sure you are equipped and prepared for the event.

Prices and times

Prices for Meadows Marathon 2017:
5 km race 12:15 pm: £16
10 km race 10:00 am: £26
Half Marathon 1:00 pm: £32.50
Full Marathon 10:00 am: £47.50


Whether it's sleek athletic wear or penguin suits we want you to run in whatever you feel is most comfortable. Of course if you’re running for charity, we wholly encourage you to try out fancy dress! On a more serious note please consider those running alongside you. If your outfit is bulky or potentially obstructive, we would ask you to contact us in advance so we can confirm that it will be safe. Also this is a family event, so please keep the costumes suitable for before the 9pm watershed!

Whatever your chosen fashion, a pair of proper trainers or running shoes is essential. The likelihood of having an accident while running in unsuitable footwear is very high, especially when you are running such a long distance. No one will be permitted to run in unsuitable footwear for their own safety. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at .


Here at the Meadows Marathon, we believe that running should be fun. Thats why we organise for musicians and performers to keep runners and spectators thoroughly entertained. We believe that the festival atmosphere makes the event a much more enjoyable day out.
If you or someone you know would like to perform for our runners and spectators please email and we’ll try to get you involved on the day.

personal effects

There will be a cloakroom for you to store your belongings securely in the Potterrow building in Bristo Square where you will register and pick up your
runner number and chip timer.

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