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.
Whether you’ve never run before, or you’re preparing for your 100th event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is going to be the ‘must-do’ running event this year. It’s fresh and it’s exciting – give it a go and set your next challenge today!
Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Start time: 11am at Meadowmill Sports Centre, off the B1361, by Tranent, EH33 1LZ
Price: There are various options, please click here to be taken to them.
Age: 17 years and over
Entries for 2018 have now closed. Why not be an early bird and enter the 2019 event now?
The race: The Scottish Half Marathon is a road race over a measured distance of 13.1 miles. It is delivered under a permit from Scottish Athletics. The race will be refereed under the rules of Scottish Athletics.
Route: Fast & flat. The route starts at Meadowmill Sports Centre. It then takes in the magnificent Golf Coast before finishing at Musselburgh Racecourse. Click here to view a list of sites to see along the route.
Run for Charity: Why not run for one of our Affiliate Charities? Your chosen charity will support you all the way, from the day you enter to the moment you cross the finish line. Click here to find out more!
Entry benefits: Each runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan based on your fitness level, fantastic medal, results posted on the website within 48 hours, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience.
*finisher’s items are subject to change
Event Day Transport: For information on different transport options, click here.
Course time limit: The Scottish Half Marathon will operate a strict maximum cut off time of 3 hours 15 minutes for all participants. The Half Marathon is a serious athletics endurance race which requires a large amount of appropriate training and preparation in order to complete it safely. Therefore we strongly discourage participants who do not intend to complete the course within this time limit. Any runner who does not complete the course in 3 hours 15 minutes will not be permitted to complete the race and will not receive a result. A sweeper bus follows the race at 3 hour 15 minute pace and if you are passed by the sweep bus at any point and for any reason, you will be asked to get onto the bus which will transport you back to the Finish area at the earliest possible opportunity. If you decide not to get onto the sweep bus, your running number is recorded and you are removed from the race, from this point onwards you will be continuing independently of the event and at your own risk. You will be recorded as a DNF within the results of the event.
Your result information: A full list of results will be published online, on the results page (link) of the event website following each race. Full and final results will also be made available to relevant parties for the purposes of verification for other events or for the updating of ranking systems.
Baggage: Runners will be able to drop their baggage off at the baggage trucks at the start area and these will be transported to the finish area for you to pick up after you have finished your race.
Hydration Stations: Hydration Stations will be positioned approximately 5kms apart. Bottles of water and High5 energy gels will be available. Toilets will be available at all hydration stations. Click here to view this on the route map.
Photographs: Our official race photographers are Marathon Photos. Please visit their website at www.marathon-photos.com to find a photograph of yourself after the race.
Accommodation: If you are looking to book accommodation in Edinburgh for the weekend of the event please visit the accommodation section of the website for more information. We recommend booking in advance to avoid any disappointment.
In the interest of safety: The Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.