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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour

Highlights
  • 90-minute running tour in Edinburgh with a jog leader
  • Jog up Calton Hill and enjoy panoramic views over the Scottish capital
  • Run through the elegant streets of Edinburgh New Town and Old Town
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour
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Running Tour of Edinburgh 7amMost Popular
90 minute gentle jog around the city center, taking in the hidden delights and historical characters that this beautiful place has to offer. Whatever your fitness level, the pace will suit!
US$35.68
Running Tour of Edinburgh 10am
90 minute gentle jog around the city center, taking in the hidden delights and historical characters that this beautiful place has to offer. Whatever your fitness level, the pace will suit!
US$35.68
Running Tour of Edinburgh 6pm
90 minute gentle jog around the city center, taking in the hidden delights and historical characters that this beautiful place has to offer. Whatever your fitness level, the pace will suit!
US$35.68
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Overview
Jog around Edinburgh and see more of the city than you would walking on a 90-minute running tour. Climb Calton Hill for panoramic views, and jog through the Old and New Town, stopping at famous and unexpected sights to discover their history. Your run covers about 4.3 miles (7 kilometers), with pace set by your small group of 15 or fewer. Souvenirs of a running T-shirt, Edinburgh poster, and other extras are included.
What to Expect
Choose your preferred departure time, and travel independently to the start point near the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park. You don’t need to bring anything but your comfiest running shoes, suitable clothing, and bags of enthusiasm.

Meet your guide, a qualified jog leader, and group of no more than 15, and after warming up, begin your run. Your route will be set according to the weather and your group’s abilities and interests, but usually covers around 4.3 miles (7 kilometers). The pace is set by the group, so whatever your fitness levels, you’ll be able to complete the course.

Take a gentle jog up Calton Hill, and pause to admire the panoramic city views as your guide points out the landmarks. Then, get into your stride as you navigate Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town.

Glimpse famous attractions like Edinburgh Castle, and admire the elegant, 18th-century architecture of the New Town on route. Make regular stops for photos of the sights and to learn about their history from your guide.

Your 90-minute run concludes at the Historic Scotland Education Centre where you receive a souvenir pack of a running T-shirt, city poster, and other extras before your guide departs.
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Reviewed 8 May 2018
Running tour with a personal touch

I recently joined a running tour with James as my tour guide on a less than stellar weather day. I was the only participant at 7am, so he was able to tailor the tour to my interests. I got to see a lot of off-the-beaten-path...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 8 January 2018
Highly recommended

I went on a running tour with Nick -- no one else as it was a 7am run in January! Brilliant morning out -- I'd seen most of the sites in central Edinburgh by 8.30am and it was a nice easy run (I normally run...More

Thank Xoan
Reviewed 7 January 2018
A tour with a difference

I lived in Edinburgh on and off for around 10 years and I decided to do this tour to see if there was anything new I could learn. I was lucky enough to have a one-one tour on Christmas Eve and James was an excellent...More

Thank rebmck2013
Reviewed 31 December 2017
EMF Running Tour

Fantastic tour with James - bought for my husbands Christmas! 90 minutes easy running through Edinburgh finding lots of nooks and cranny so we didn't know existed. James was great fun and very knowledgeable - highly recommend - give it a try!

Thank Karen1903_13
Reviewed 22 December 2017
Edinburgh by night and Whisky tasting

We had such fun jogging through Edinburgh on a dark winter evening with our guide, James, who showed us some of its hidden gems and beguiled us with his immense knowledge of the city and its history (all conducted at a pace to suit our...More

Thank goberteam
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