What is the Edinburgh Marathon Festival?
Become and Animal Champion by taking part in the iconic Edinburgh Marathon Festival!
There’s a variety of different races, from the legendary Edinburgh Marathon to the Hairy Haggis Relay. Challenge yourself or others to be part the Edinburgh Marathon Festival event.
Edinburgh Marathon is the second largest marathon in the UK and was voted the fastest marathon in the UK for its flat course which snakes through one of the most stunning cities as you’ve never seen it before.
What events are available at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival?
- Edinburgh Marathon
- Edinburgh Half Marathon
- Hairy Haggis Team Relay
- Edinburgh 10K
Children’s events also available on the day, additional info can be found on the website.
Who can take part in the Edinburgh Marathon?
You must be aged 18yrs or over to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon. For information on other events please visit the Edinburgh Marathon Festival here.
How much do you need to fundraise?
We ask people to pay a non-refundable deposit which ranges from £15 per charity space depending on which challenge you are to participate in. Non charity spaces range from £33 via the EMF website.
We’re asking you to aim to raise a minimum of £500 per entrant if participating in the Edinburgh Marathon event to help us be there for all animals, always. Suggested fundraising targets for other EMF events can be found here.
All runners can claim their free Scottish SPCA running top on registration.
How to enter
Sign up now to raise essential funds for Scotland’s animals and run an iconic race.
You can sign up here to secure your charity space and register for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Our dedicated fundraising team will then be in touch to set you up with your own personalised Scottish SPCA fundraising page and you’ll be able to claim your FREE Scottish SPCA running top.
Have your own space? Register here with the Scottish SPCA and set up your own personalised fundraising page.
How we can help
You don't have to take on the challenge alone! Our dedicated fundraising team is here and ready to do all we can to help you smash your goals. Give us a call on 03000 999 999 (option 4) if you want to find out more. You can also drop us an email here.
For all event FAQ’s, please visit the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website.