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Our T-shirt sizes are: S – 34″, M – 36″, L – 38-40″, XL – 42-44″.

Please note: we pre-order t-shirts based on the size that you chose when you enter and is printed on your event number so please ensure your t-shirt size is correct when you enter as we are unable to post out replacement sizes.

The 1K, the 1.5k, and the 2k runners all receive the same size, according to the race they are running.

Yes, all international runners will have their packs and then finisher items posted out to them.

How many people can participate in a relay team?[FGID1FGID] 4 relay team members

A relay team must be made up of exactly four people. 

Is there a set distance for team relay members?[FGID1FGID] relay process team members captain distance

Team relay members can divide up the 26.2 miles in any way they choose. These don't need to be completed on the same day. The team captain will add each person's time together to allow a total finishing time to be logged

Event Queries

Unfortunately, we are not able to verify times and distances for a virtual challenge event and therefore your Virtual Challenge completion time cannot be used as an official qualifying time for entering other worldwide marathons or events.  

Once you have entered, simply complete your challenge distance on any day up to and including midnight on Thursday 31st December 2020.


You can tackle your distance in one go, or over multiple days - it's your challenge, your choice!

You can complete your virtual challenge at any time, the only restriction being that it must be completed by Thursday 31st December 2020. 

Yes! You can run anywhere, around your neighbourhood, your local park, on a treadmill. We encourage you to plan your route in advance and ensure you are familiar with this before you set off.


Please read the 'Challenge Preparation' section of your Event Information Pack (which can be found in your My Details account after entering), which will give you more information and guidance about planning your route and keeping safe during your challenge.

Yes! You can complete your Challenge over multiple days as long as you have completed the full distance by midnight on Thursday 31st December 2020. 


For example, you could complete the 13.1 mile Half Marathon over 3 days completing just over 4 miles everyday, or take on the 26.2 mile Marathon Challenge over 3 weeks completing just under 9 miles once a week - the beauty of the challenge is that you can choose how and when you want to do it. 

Please read the 'Challenge Preparation' section of your Event Information Pack (which can be found in your My Details account after entering), which will give you more information and guidance about planning your route and keeping safe during your challenge.

Each medal insert is individually engraved with your name and time. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to receive your medal insert so your finisher pack will arrive before the medal insert does. Medal inserts dispatched to overseas participants can take significantly longer.


Runners who have completed their challenge and marked this in their My Details account before the 10th of September will receive their insert by the end of October. 


Runners who have completed their challenge and marked this in their My Details account between the 10th of September and 31st of December will receive this six weeks after, around the middle of February.


 

Please allow up to 10 working days from the date of entry for this to arrive - you do not need to have your Event Number to take part in the Virtual Challenge if you want to do it sooner. 

Please do not try to follow the usual Edinburgh Marathon Festival event routes as there are sections without pavements which would be unsafe to run.  There are also sections which are only accessible for the event day but are otherwise closed to the public.


 


Please read the 'Challenge Preparation' section of your Event Information Pack (which can be found in your My Details account after entering), which will give you more information and guidance about planning your route and keeping safe during your challenge.


 

Please do not try to follow the usual Edinburgh Marathon Festival event routes as there are sections without pavements which would be unsafe to run.  There are also sections which are only accessible for the event day but are otherwise closed to the public.


 


Please read the 'Challenge Preparation' section of your Event Information Pack (which can be found in your My Details account after entering), which will give you more information and guidance about planning your route and keeping safe during your challenge.


 

Congratulations!


You firstly need to log into your MyDetails account to tell us you have completed your challenge. We will then send your well deserved Finishers Pack. You should expect your pack within 14 working days after you input the completion details to your account, please note overseas packs may take longer.


Your Virtual Challenge Certificate will be available to download from your MyDetails account immediately upon logging your completion and you will be added to the EMF Virtual Challenge Finisher page on the website.

Please read the 'Challenge completed! What's next?' section of your Event Information Pack (which can be found in your My Details account after entering). This will give you more information about your finishers items.


Your finishers pack will contain a finishers medal, keyring charm, and a 2020 finishers t-shirt.


Please ensure you enter your correct T-Shirt size in your MyDetails account when entering the challenge as you cannot change this after you have logged your completion.

How do I access my virtual challenge information?[FGID2FGID] access event information pack log time

If you are trying to access your Event Information Pack, event number or logging your finisher time for the EMF Virtual Challenge, please make sure you visit the EMF Virtual Challenge website (linked here).  If you access via the normal Edinburgh Marathon website, you won't be able to see your virtual challenge resources.  


Your normal My Details log in details will give you access.

Yes!  This is your challenge so if you'd prefer to complete your challenge distance using a treadmill, that's absolutely fine.

Charity Entry Queries

The deadline is the 31st December.

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If your query is regarding a possible inaccuracy in your result, please let us know your estimated finishing time, what you were wearing and if possible, the race number of somebody else you ran with. This allows our team to look back over video footage and ensure the accuracy of your result.