Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Male running the Edinburgh marathon with arms outstretched wearing a Bliss running vest

Join Team Bliss in the historic capital of Edinburgh at Scotland's biggest marathon.

The main event takes place on Sunday starting with the EMF Half Marathon, followed by the Edinburgh Marathon and EMF 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.

There are two ways to join our team:

Team Bliss charity place

We will have a limited number of charity places in the 2024 event.

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.

Use your own place

Register for your own place on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website. You can say after you sign up that you'd like to use your place to fundraise for Bliss. There's no minimum fundraising pledge and you still get all the great team benefits.

If you have secured your own place for a one of the 2024 Edinburgh Marathon Festival races let us know by tapping on the 'I already have a place and want to fundraise for Bliss' button below or by getting your fundraising page started on JustGiving.

Your fundraising can make 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.

Date:  Sunday 26th May, 2024

Time:  08:00

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration fee:  £20/£15

Fundraising pledge:  £600/£300

Registration deadline:  Friday 28th April, 2023

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

Team Bliss runner after EMF 2019

Why take part the Edinburgh Marathon 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.

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.

What events can I sign up for?

There are 3 events happening on Sunday 26 May 2024


Minimum Sponsorship: £600
Registration Fee: £20

Half Marathon

Minimum Sponsorship: £300
Registration Fee: £15

Hairy Haggis Team Relay

Minimum Sponsorship: £600
Registration Fee: £20

Looking to run a shorter distance?

Find out about how you can do the 10k, 5k or Junior Events in Holyrood Park on Saturday 25 May 2024


Minimum Sponsorship: £150
Registration Fee: £10


Minimum Sponsorship: £100
Registration Fee: £5