Edinburgh Marathon Festival’s ‘Festive Fun Tour’ promises a running twist on some festive fun. Taking place on Thursday (21 December at 8pm), join the EMF 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.
You will run for around 60 minutes, stopping for plenty of yuletide stories along the way. The distance will depend on group ability level, but will 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 cheering cup? The 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 yourself on to the 8pm tour for the 21 December, wrap up in your warm running gear, and gather at the Parliament buildings on Horse Wynd, where the EMF guides will take it from there. Included in the entry price is a high quality technical running T-shirt, souvenir photograph of Edinburgh, an EMF running tours water bottle, keyring, drawstring bag, poncho and hi-viz running vest.
You can book your place on the tour here.