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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon FestivalThere's just something about those magical 26.2 miles that has marathon runners coming back for more.

In Scotland, it's all about the capital when it comes to taking on the famous challenge - are you up to the task in 2024?

We'd be delighted to have you on team Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity with one of our free charity places. Just select us from the drop-down list on the EMF website.

The route will take you through Edinburgh’s old town and past some of the city's famous landmarks like the Scottish Parliament and Arthur's Seat, before continuing along the beautiful eastern coastline through Portobello, Musselburgh and Prestonpans and then turning towards the finish line.

Our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way to help you fundraise, and if the marathon is a little too far, no problem! EMF also host a half-marathon and 10k, so you can aim for whatever distance you're comfortable with.

Our suggested fundraising pledges are:

  • Marathon - £500
  • Half-marathon - £300
  • 10k - £100

We'll also send you a free running top after raising your first £100!