Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Enjoy some of Edinburgh's iconic landmarks on this fast marathon route. Join Team Bliss on Bank Holiday weekend.

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.

Team Bliss charity places

Applications to join Team Bliss for the 2019 marathon are now open. Our charity places are a great way to help raise money for babies born premature or sick.

Date:  Sunday 26th May, 2019

Time:  8 a.m.

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration fee:  £20/£35

Fundraising pledge:  £300/600

Registration deadline:  Monday 29th April, 2019

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About the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Second only in size to the London Marathon, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is the biggest running 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.

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 26th May

Marathon
Minimum Sponsorship: £600
Registration Fee: £35

Half Marathon
Minimum Sponsorship: £300
Registration Fee: £20

Hairy Haggis Team Relay
Minimum Sponsorship: £700 (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 25th May.

Get a flavour of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

See pictures of our Team Bliss runners at last year's Edinburgh Marathon Festival on flickr.