Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29th & 30th May 2021

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s biggest weekend of running. Whether it’s a full marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k or junior races you’re after, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival has it all!

The runs all take place on the May Bank Holiday weekend, with over 35,000 runners hitting the streets.  The Edinburgh Marathon is also the UK’s second largest marathon. Most importantly, the course is fast and flat, and was voted the Fastest Marathon in the UK in 2008. The Edinburgh Marathon is perfect if it’s your first or you’re looking for a personal best.

What to do next?

Set up a JustGiving page here. 

To register as a Charity Entry, click here, then:

  1. Select Run for Charity, select Affiliated Charities – choose ABF The Soldiers’ Charity from the list.
  2. Select which race you want to run.
  3. Enter your information and submit the form.
  4. EMF’s organisers will then ask us to confirm your application.  After this, we will email you to confirm the entry fee and fundraising details.  Then you just need to transfer your entry fee so that your application can be approved.

Got a place already?

You may already have a Standard Entry (i.e. your own) place, however we would love you to be in our team too. There’s no additional registration fee and no minimum sponsorship required, and we’ll support your entire marathon journey. Contact scotland@soldierscharity.org for more information.

Fundraising support

We will send you a fundraising pack in the post along with any fundraising resources you require to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid.

We can also post you resources for your own fundraising events, such as sponsorship forms, collection tins, posters and balloons. If you need anything, simply email scotland@soldierscharity.org or call us on 0131 310 5132.

Set up a JustGiving page here. 

Terms & Conditions

If you wish to run as a Charity Entry in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and raise funds for our charity,  you will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship target.

If you have any questions, please email scotland@soldierscharity.org or call 0131 310 5132

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