The Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tours are guided tours around Scotland’s capital city. Delve into the history, the characters and the scenery of this beautiful city as your highly experienced guide leads you through the narrow streets and hidden areas that you might not get to see otherwise.

More than just a walking tour of Edinburgh, this is a gentle jog through the city, and because of the pace we’re going, we can enjoy seeing a lot more than you would on a walking tour. An EMF Running Tour gives you the perfect opportunity to see some unexpected sights mixed in with the cultural history of the place.

The tour starts at the entrance to the impressive Scottish Parliament building in the picturesque setting of Holyrood Park. The first kilometre will take you up to Calton Hill, giving you a panoramic view of the city. The rest of the tour will take you through parts of the old and new town of Edinburgh before you finish up at the Historic Scotland Education Centre.

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

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