Edinburgh Marathon Festival

28th & 29th May 2022


Be part of Scotland’s largest running festival. Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal for a first marathon or a PB. Edinburgh Marathon is the largest marathon in the UK, behind only London.

Secure your charity place with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. We have spaces in the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and the Hairy Haggis Relay. Since 2003, Edinburgh Marathon Festival runners have raised over £30 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future EMF charity runner, then look no further!

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 376 4008.

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 376 4008.

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