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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon FestivalWhether you've never taken on the challenge before or you're a previous finisher, there's something about those 26.2 miles that has keen runners hooked.

When it comes to Scotland, Edinburgh is the place to be for marathon running.

If you're planning to take on this challenge in 2023, we'd be delighted to have you on team Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity with one of our free charity places.

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!