The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland's biggest running festival and a fantastic event for a range of abilities. There are 9 races over two days with something on offer for everyone, including the marathon, half marathon, Hairy Haggis relay, 10k, 5k, and junior races.

Take in the sights of Edinburgh on this famously flat route alongside 40,000 other runners and cheered on by the amazingly encouraging crowds along the way.

Sign up before the 30th June 2024 for a FREE charity place and pledge to raise the minimum sponsorship for Children 1st:

Minimum Sponsorship:

  • Marathon - £500
  • Half Marathon - £300
  • Hairy Haggis Team Relay - £150 per team member
  • 10k - £150
  • 5k - £75
  • Junior runs - No target

What our participants say:

“I’ve loved the experience. The encouragement and support of Children 1st has been amazing."

“Brilliant support throughout the event, really good team. Thank you very much.”

Got your own place already? Let us know so we can send you out your very own Children 1st Fundraising Pack and t-shirt!

Saturday 24th May events

10k

Ages 15+ | Starts 9:00am near Dynamic Earth | Minimum sponsorship required

10.00

5K

Ages 11+ | Starts 11:00am near Dynamic Earth | Minimum sponsorship required

5.00

Junior 5K

Ages 11-18 | Starts 12:00pm near Dynamic Earth | No minimum sponsorship


Junior 2K

Ages 9-12 | Starts 1:00pm near Dynamic Earth | No minimum sponsorship


Junior 1.5K

Ages 6-8 | Starts 1:30pm near Dynamic Earth | No minimum sponsorship


Kids Kilometre

Ages 3-6 | Starts 2:00pm near Dynamic Earth | No minimum sponsorship


Sunday 25th May events

Marathon

26.2 miles | Ages 18+ | Starts 10:00am near Potterrow | Minimum sponsorship required

30.00

Half Marathon

13.1 miles | Ages 17+ | Starts 8:00am near Potterrow | Minimum sponsorship required

20.00

Hairy Haggis Team Relay

26.2 miles split into 4 legs | Teams of 4 | Ages 15+ | Starts 10:00am near Potterow | Minimum sponsorship required

40.00

Why join #TeamChildren1st

When you take on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for Children 1st we will provide you with:

  • A welcome pack with sponsor forms and helpful information to kick start your fundraising
  • A Children 1st t-shirt to wear proudly on the day of your race
  • Dedicated support from a member of our fundraising team to help you every step of the way