’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature did stir, not even a mouse…. Well, apart from the runners, off to get their festive cheer on!

On the 21st of December, at 8pm, come join our guides on a gentle jog through the city, seeing it all lit up from high up, and finishing up in the Christmas Markets with a cup of hot mulled wine!

We’ll be jogging for around 60 minutes, stopping for plenty of yuletide stories along the way! The the distance will depend on group ability level, but it’ll be somewhere between 5-7km, with frequent stops for stories, so no need to worry about not being able to catch your breath! There will be plenty of stories about the history of Edinburgh, and the history of Christmas itself- from the old pagan Yuletide to the origins of SinterKlaas himself 😉

And what festive feast would be complete without a cup of mulled wine? Our tour will finish in the Christmas markets for a cup of spiced, hot wine, surrounded by all the excitement of the market atmosphere.

Simply book yourselve on to the 8pm tour for the 21st of December, wrap up in your warm running gear, and come meet us at the Parliament buildings on Horse Wynd, our guides will take it from there 😉

Tour Price
£ 27.50
per person

Price includes:

  • 7km running tour around Edinburgh with a trained and knowledgeable running guide
  • High quality technical running t-shirt
  • Souvenir photograph of Edinburgh City
  • EMF Running Tours Water Bottle
  • EMF Running Tours keyring
  • EMF Running Tours drawstring bag
  • EMF Running Tours poncho and hi-vis running vest
  • A fantastic Edinburgh running experience!

Sights to see on the EMF Running Tour

Royal Mile, Edinburgh
The Royal Mile
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
Arthur’s Seat
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Calton Hill
  • Had a very good time running around Edinburgh's less obvious streets. This is a great thing to do if your on your own or if you want to run round a city. Wish they did more cites as this is a great idea. The guide was very knowledgeable and despite having been to Edinburgh 100+ times I learnt a lot. It is a running tour, but it's not for pro's. It was 5 very easy miles with lots of stops and plenty of opportunities to take photos.

    James L
  • I'd give it fifty not five stars if I could! Takes you to so many gems around Edinburgh that are hidden away and makes you laugh throughout! Couldn't recommend it more! They're very considerate with the pace too!

    Stef T
  • We already loved Edinburgh, so how could we love it more? Seeing it running, of course! James was so very knowledgeable and accommodated the pace of our family. We've done a bus tour before but the amount of ground and the tucked away places you can see during a running tour is amazing. His knowledge of the city and surroundings was impressive. The price point was very manageable for our family. Thank you, Edinburgh Marathon group, for adding this! We will definitely be back and when we do...we'll bring our running shoes again for another tour!!

    Karen M
  • My wife and I did a 6pm tour with James. It was a great and unique way to see the city the day we arrived. James is very knowledgable and we learned tons about the city. He also took us to spots I don't think we would have found on our own. Running is such a good way to see a city, wish there were more tours like this in other cities!

    Leon F
  • James and Raymond did an outstanding job with this tour. It was very approachable as a novice jogger, and we saw so much in 5 miles than most people would see in a few days. Great views, interesting history, and wonderful company. Thank you so much!

    Mark L
  • James was an excellent tour guide and great company. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to do a running tour of Edinburgh. Running tours are a new concept to me but after this I'd do all major cities this way instead of being on a tour bus. We ran this morning at 7am and the weather was kind. Ran at around 8kmph pace which was very comfortable.

    Andrew M
  • If you want to combine some exercise with an interesting, historical, and entertaining tour of Edinburgh, this is not to be missed! My tour on December 23 with James was fabulous- at just the perfect pace and perfect length. I couldn't wait to show my family some of the previously "hidden" spots when we went out walking the next day. The staff couldn't be nicer and I'd sign up again and again! Thank you EMF Running Tours!

    Karin G
Edinburgh Running Tour

Tour Details

  • Tours last approx 90 minutes (including stopping time)
  • Wear your most comfortable running clothes & trainers
  • Tours are suitable for ages 10 years & over
  • Travel light – the less stuff you bring with you the better!
  • Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your tour starts
  • Tours may be rescheduled in extreme weather circumstances
Enjoy a unique sight-seeing experience with an EMF Running Tour