Over the past 4 months we have been working closely with, and drawing on the vast array of knowledge and resources available from, the UK and Scottish Governments, World Athletics, local authorities teams and medical teams to research, plan and work to adapt our delivery models. This was to ensure that, if government restrictions allowed, we were able to deliver a safe event for our Participants, Event Team, Partners and Suppliers. It is with deep regret however, we are sharing with you today that we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the event until 2021. We think that it’s important that you understand how and why we have come to make this decision.

As you know, it is outside of our control to say when events will be permitted to go ahead, and sadly there is insufficient information currently available to allow us to estimate when this will be. The nature of the event demands a considerable amount of preparation, not only from our team and our delivery partners, but from the participants. Their preparation for an event will involve training, sometimes meaning they are dedicating many hours away from their friends and family, which for many is understandably unpalatable or impossible with the demands of home working, childcare and schooling at this time. For others it requires the booking of accommodation or travel and we feel that it is unfair to ask for your and their continuing preparation if we cannot make a firm assurance that we will definitely be able to go ahead with the event on the planned date. 

We, as a team, are devastated to be sharing this announcement with you. We know you will be equally disappointed and we are acutely aware of the impact that the loss of events is having on our affiliate charities.  We will continue to do everything we can to support them.

Current participants have a range of options available to them within their My Details account when they log in. If you are a current entrant, please log in to find out more and select your preferred option. These options will be available until the 20th September 2020.Please note that if you take no action by this date, we will automatically defer your entry to the 2021 event for you.

We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the event, and look forward to being back delivering world-class events again for you, and our affiliate charities, in 2021.


  • Sunday 19th September 2021
  • Start time: 11:00am
  • Price: £38.50 
  • Age: 17 years or over
  • Start: Meadowmill Sports Centre, EH33 1LZ
  • Finish: Musselburgh Racecourse, EH21 7RE


The route is seriously flat & rapid – if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently at 11am just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse.
Early entry
£ 37.75
Charity entry
Group entry
Fast, flat & picturesque - be part of it!




Taking part in the Scottish Half Marathon gives you the opportunity to fundraise for a local or national charity that really means something to you. Enhance your whole Scottish Half Marathon experience by being part of your chosen charity’s team, from the moment you sign up right up to the event.  

Wear your charity vest with pride on race day and enjoy the camaraderie amongst your fellow charity runners! Make your entry count and choose to fundraise for one of our Scottish Half Marathon Affiliate Charities.RUN FOR CHARITY


The Scottish Half Marathon offers a variety of essential running accessories and clothing – an ideal way to mark your experience!
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  • Very well organised from start to finish, great finishers box and a good flat wide open course. We will def be doing it again next year!

    Janine Stewart
  • Brilliant event yesterday, a huge thank you to the organisers, stewards, volunteers and the locals who were there cheering us on.... my favourite so far. See you next year!

    Donna Craig
  • Absolutely brilliant well worth doing. The support you get is outstanding great bunch of people. Beautiful sighs done my first ever one and will do it next year.

    Ann Christine Hay
  • What a brilliant event! Scottish Half Marathon you did yourself proud! 🙂 Very well organised from start to finish, with a fantastic route & amazing support throughout. Thanks for the lovely gift box at the end. Very well presented, thoughtful & really appreciated. I'll see you next year!

    Roddy Maughan
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Official Hotels

Make a weekend of it and book into an Edinburgh hotel! Why not enjoy a long weekend in the Scottish capital and book in for a night or two before you race on Sunday?

The Scottish Half Marathon is delighted to advise that our sister hotel booking company,, has accommodation throughout the city and East Lothian at some great rates. This includes lodge accommodation at Carberry Tower as well as 3 & 4 star hotels in the city centre with close links to public transport.FIND OUT MORE

Fast, flat & picturesque


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