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Half Marathon

and Family Fun Run

Sunday 26 March 2006

This event will begin at Ocean Terminal, Leith, at 9am on Sunday  26 March 2006.

It was estimated in October 2005 that over 2,000 runners were expected for this event.  It is hoped that it will become an annual event.

The route will be from Ocean Terminal in Leith Docks, along the Firth of Forth through Granton and the new Waterfront development to Silverknowes, then back to Ocean Terminal.

For further further details telephone 0871 220 2006 or consult the Half Marathon web site which has entry details and a map of the route.

Edinburgh Evening News   -  October 5, 2005,  p.21

Advert in Edinburgh Evening News, January 16, 2006:   p.9

Update  -  March 2006

Around 4,000 entrants are now expected for this event, now described as the Edinburgh Forthside Half Marathon.  This is about twice the number originally envisaged for the event.

The organisers have set themselves a target of over 10,000 entrants for the 2007 event.

Edinburgh Evening News   -  Mar 8, 2006  p.20

Update  -  November 2006

Around 3,500 entrants actually took part in the event.

There was some criticism of the event from competitors, including comments on overcrowding at the start and end of the event.

The organisers intend to address these problems for the 2007 event.  They hope to attract 5,000 runners for the 2007 event increasing to 10,000 entrants within two to three years.

Edinburgh Evening News   -  November 21,, 2006  p.21


 Web Site

For further details of this year's Edinburgh Marathon, please see the edinburgh marathon web site.



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