Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Join Team Bliss in Edinburgh on Spring Bank Holiday weekend at Scotland's biggest marathon.

The main event takes place on Sunday starting with the Half Marathon, followed by the Full Marathon and Hairy Haggis Team Relay.

There are a range of shorter races for all the family just next to the Queen's residence in Holyrood Park on Saturday.

How can I sign up for this race?

You can run for Bliss in any of these events by:

  • using your own place and raising as much as you can OR
  • applying for a discounted charity place & pledging to a minimum fundraising target

Whether you use your own place or a charity place, you will still get all the Team Bliss benefits of a running vest, access to our training hub and materials for fundraising.

You will also be making a difference for the 1 in every 7 babies born premature or sick in the UK by helping to fund our services, research and campaign work.

Using your own place

If you have secured your own place for a one of the 2020 Edinburgh Marathon Festival races let us know by tapping on the 'I want to use my place to fundraise for Bliss' button below or by getting your fundraising page started on JustGiving.

Date:  Saturday 23rd May, 2020 – Sunday 24th May, 2020

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration fee:  £20 (Full) £15 (Half)

Fundraising pledge:  £300/600

Registration deadline:  Friday 24th April, 2020

I enjoyed every minute and knowing it is helping others makes it even better.

-Team Bliss runner after EMF 2019

About the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Second only in size to the London Marathon, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is the biggest marathon event in Scotland. The event attracts runners from all over the UK and beyond.

It's flat finishing stretch, cool breeze, stunning backdrop of famous Edinburgh skyline make it a fantastic event for first time runners and experienced runners looking to get a new personal best finish time.

The Festival takes place on a Bank Holiday weekend - giving you Monday to recover at home with your medal.

Why do the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for #TeamBliss?

  • A free Bliss running vest
  • Lots of ideas and support to help make your fundraising easy and fun
  • Training advice and support from our #TeamBliss Coach.
  • Be part of our community on the #TeamBliss Runners facebook group.
  • Our #TeamBliss support to cheer you to the finish line.
  • A chance to secure a place in the London Marathon if you finish with a 'good for age' time.

Using your own place

Do you already have a place in the Edinburgh Marathon or one of the other Edinburgh Marathon Festival events? If you are using your own ballot entry there's no minimum fundraising pledge and you still get all the great Team Bliss benefits. If you would like to use your own place to fundraise for Bliss next year, let us know.

What events can I sign up for?

There are 3 events happening on Sunday 24th May

Marathon
Minimum Sponsorship: £600
Registration Fee: £20

Half Marathon
Minimum Sponsorship: £300
Registration Fee: £15

Hairy Haggis Team Relay
Minimum Sponsorship: £600 (per team)
Registration Fee: £40 (per team = £10 per person)

Looking to run a shorter distance?

Find out about how you can do the 10k, 5k or Junior Events in Holyrood Park on Saturday 23rd May.

10k
Minimum Sponsorship: £150
Registration Fee: £10

5k
Minimum Sponsorship: £100
Registration Fee: £5

Get a flavour of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival