Edinburgh Marathon Festival

  • When 25 May 2019 09:00 To 26 May 2019 16:00
  • Where Various locations, Edinburgh
  • Cost minimum sponsorship required
  • Email ally.caulfield@scouts.scot

About the event

Scouts Scotland is offering charity places to take part in the running events of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, including the famous marathon, and raise money to support Scouting. 

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 16th year and takes place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience. 

The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world's elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners. 

The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the May bank holiday weekend.

Sign up today to guarantee your entry to this iconic event and support Scouts Scotland.

Fundraise for Scouts Scotland

If you do sign up to raise money for Scouts Scotland, you will need to raise a minimum level of sponsorship, and if you fail to reach the required level you may be liable for the shortfall.

Minimum levels of sponsorship for the EMF weekend are:

  • Marathon - £600
  • Half Marathon - £300
  • Hairy Haggis Relay - £600
  • 10k - £200
  • 5k - £100
  • All Junior races - £50

If you would like to use this event to raise money for your local Scout Group, please get in touch.