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City of Edinburgh

EMF Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020

Fast and flat, this course was voted the fastest half and full marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a personal best. Rescheduled from May!

With distances from a Kids Kilometre to the full 26.2 mile Marathon, and everything in between there is something for everyone at Scotland's biggest running festival.

Now in its 17th year, this popular and ever-growing marathon festival takes place in Scotland's capital city on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September (rescheduled from May) and continues through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

Join 30,000 other runners, make your family, friends, and yourself proud, and through your efforts help ensure thousands of families across Scotland receive the vital hospice care for their babies, children and young people, where and when they need it.

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Ready to sign up and get going?

There are two ways you can sign up; securing your own place or applying for a charity place (minimum sponsorship required).

Own place

Secure your own place by registering at www.edinburghmarathon.com and let us know you would like to run for CHAS.

You set your own sponsorship target and we'll be on hand to provide any fundraising support you may need as well as providing you with a CHAS running top or vest.

Email teamchas@chas.org.uk to let us know you have registered and let us know your contact details, if you would prefer a running tshirt or vest, and in what size (XS to XXL).

Charity Place

We would be delighted to purchase your position and welcome you to run for CHAS.

Should you wish a charity place, we require a non-refundable entry fee to show your commitment to run and for you to agree to raise the minimum sponsorship amount.

Your dedicated fundraiser will be here in the lead up to the event and beyond to provide you with all the support and materials you need to make it as fun and easy as possible.

  • 10k - Saturday 23 May, £10 entry and £120 minimum sponsorship
  • Full Marathon - Sunday 6 September, £25 entry and £500 minimum sponsorship
  • Half Marathon - Sunday 6 September, £15 entry and £250 minimum sponsorship
  • Hairy Haggis Relay - Sunday 6 September, £25 to enter a team and team total fundraising of £500

Complete the entry form below to apply for a charity place.

Terms and Conditions / Fundraising Agreement [PDF, 134k]

There's also a 5k and a variety of kid's races available on Saturday 5 September so the little ones can get involved, visit www.edinburghmarathon.com to sign up.

For further info on any of the distances or to learn more about CHAS and Challenge Events, please get in touch; teamCHAS@chas.org.uk or 0141 779 6184.

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