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 Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) Half Marathon, followed by the Edinburgh Marathon.

How to join:

Apply for a charity place

Charity places for the 2024 Edinburgh Marathon and Half Marathon are now closed however, entries for the 2025 event are now open and available for you to register today.

Sign up for a charity place at the 2025 Edinburgh Marathon (£20 fee and £600 fundraising target) or Edinburgh Half Marathon (£15 fee and £300 fundraising target).

Charity places will be limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register directly on the EMF website and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

Use your own place

If you already have a place at this event, or decide to register directly on the EMF website, we'd love to have you join Team Bliss. After you register, let us know you want to use your place to fundraise for Bliss.

You’ll receive the same support and benefits as our charity place runners but there is no minimum fundraising pledge – just raise as much as you can.

Date:  Sunday 26th May, 2024

Time:  08:00

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration fee:  £20/£15

Fundraising pledge:  £600/£300

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.

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

Team Bliss runner

What events can I sign up for?


Minimum Sponsorship: £600
Registration Fee: £20

Half Marathon

Minimum Sponsorship: £300
Registration Fee: £15

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