Edinburgh Marathon


Be a part of Scotland’s biggest running festival on 26th May 2024!


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Discover Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks by foot and raise money for a cause you care about this May.


There’s a variety of distances ranging from a marathon to a 5K, making the Edinburgh Marathon Festival perfect for experienced runners and for those looking to take on their first distance event. You could even take part in a relay with friends to maximise the fun! There are also options for kids to take part too, making it the perfect weekend of fun for all the family. The picturesque route takes you past through Edinburgh city and past Edinburgh castle, offering panoramic views.

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Choosing a charity to raise money for can seem like a difficult task. You could choose to run for a national charity or a local charity. Whichever dedicated charity you choose to run for, you’ll be raising money for an amazing cause.

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Join the 2024 Edinburgh Marathon Festival by signing up or finding a charity place now.

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Our Fundraisers

Fraser’s Edinburgh Marathon

Fraser is running the 2022 Edinburgh Marathon for Alzheimers Scotland in memory of his father Jim.

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Sara’s Edinburgh Marathon

To celebrate her 40th birthday, Sara is running the 2022 Edinburgh Marathon for Worldwide Cancer Research.

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Phil’s Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon will be Phil’s first marathon! He’s raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to help them to continue providing support to the Army Family.

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