Running Tours in Edinburgh over the Marathon Festival Weekend

by Ali Wyllie
Run the Sights

Jumping with joy on a Run the Sights running tour

Jumping with joy on a Run the Sights running tour

We have done tons of adventures all over the world, and all of them are fun and unique in their own special way, but this one was right up there for its uniqueness and creativity.
— TripAdvisor review by Jeff from Idaho

Are you coming to Edinburgh over the Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend? This weekend is all about running and whether you are taking part in the races or not, we have a running tour to suit you.

Meeting the locals on a Run the Sights running tour

Meeting the locals on a Run the Sights running tour

We have devised 8 special running tours to fit in and around the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. We would love to hear about the journey to your marathon, half marathon or 10k. Come and join us to see and learn about beautiful Edinburgh, these running tours are great as a leg turner before or after your big race. Or perhaps you are in Edinburgh to support a loved one for their big race - well don’t let them have all the running fun - come and enjoy some running of your own.

Interacting with our surroundings on a Run the Sights running tour

Interacting with our surroundings on a Run the Sights running tour

Over the course of our 8 different running tours for the special May weekend, we are using the route of our popular Edinburgh Nutshell Running Tour, which is literally the best of Edinburgh in a nutshell. We also get a little bit more adventurous with the route of The Volcano Running Tour and as the name suggests - there may be a bit of an incline, and lastly for you craft beer fans out there, we have one of our sell out Craft Beer Running Tours happening during the weekend. Our option 5 running tour at 9.15am on the 26th May has a special treat involved! We watch the marathon runners from a beautiful and historic vantage point.

So many options to join in a Run the Sights running tour

So many options to join in a Run the Sights running tour

But what exactly is the point of a running tour? Surely you could just take yourself for a run around Edinburgh, running aimlessly from street to street and hey presto, self devised running tour done!? Well, not exactly, we have spent hundreds of hours devising our running tours to ensure you see and learn about some of the best things in Edinburgh. Check out a previous blog here, where we explain all about the advantages of a running tour.

Running makes us all SMILE

Running makes us all SMILE

So - why would you join us? Well, we pride ourselves on our fun and friendly running tours. We are led by runners for runners and we are just full to bursting with passion about running and Edinburgh. We are also pretty chuffed with our 67 glowing 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor and we are so delighted to currently sit 15 out of 107 of Outdoor Activities in Edinburgh.

Good luck to everyone taking part in any of the events of Edinburgh Marathon Festival over the May weekend. We will hopefully run with you on a running tour and hear all about your running adventures.

We are delighted to work in collaboration with 2 very special charities. Maggie’s and SANDS Lothians, click on the image to find out more each of these charities and how they can either help you or you can help them.

We are also work with the Edinburgh based company, Active Root - excitingly - everyone who joins us on a running tour, receives a complimentary sachet of Active Root.

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