Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Saturday, 25 May 2019 07:00AM - Sunday, 26 May 05:00PM
Saturday, 25 May, 2019 - 07:00 to Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 17:00

Run the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for Bloodwise and help beat blood cancer

Join us at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, an event where there’s something for everyone with a marathon, half marathon 10k, 5k and relay races taking place!

The Edinburgh Marathon route sees you passing by Arthurs Seat, Musselburgh Racecourse and Gosford House. And you’ll run past some of the most beautiful views of the East Lothian coast and the city centre that Edinburgh has to offer. What’s more, we will be there with you every step of the way: from fundraising support in the lead up to the event, to cheer stations on the route, to celebrating with you at the finish line.

With a full range of distances available, there really is something for everyone. Why not sign up for the Edinburgh Half Marathon or the Hairy Haggis Team Relay for four people instead? Or take on the 10k or 5k on Saturday 25 May around Holyrood Park? There is also a range of junior races for children aged between 3 and 18 to take part in, too

How to get a place in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Applications for our charity places are now open.

Entry fees and fundraising targets

 Event  Entry fee  Minimum fundraising target
 Marathon  £25  £500
 Half Marathon  £10  £300
 Hairy Haggis Team Relay  £50 (for whole team)  £600 (for whole team)
 10k  £10  £150
 5k  £10  £100
 Junior races  £5  £50

Why run for Bloodwise?

  • Get your hands on a free high-spec running top
  • Access to professional training advice
  • Fundraising support from the Bloodwise team

Already have a place?

If you’ve already purchased your place for any of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival events and would like to fundraise for us, please complete the following form. We’d love to have you on our team.

And you'll get your hands on one of our brightly coloured t-shirts to wear!

The Edinburgh Marathon route

Watch a video showing the incredible new route for last year’s Edinburgh Marathon Festival, taking you through the heart of the city to the beautiful East Lothian coast.


Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Saturday, 25 May, 2019 - 07:00 to Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 17:00