Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Saturday Events

Marathon runners and mascot standing at a starting line

There are events for all ages in Holyrood Park on the Saturday of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Join Team Bliss at the bottom of Arthur Seat for the 5k, 10k and Junior race events.

If running a marathon distance isn't possible this year, why not try challenging yourself by signing up to the 5k or 10k instead? You can be sure of a great supportive atmosphere and perhaps even a high five from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival's mascot - Mr Hairy Haggis.

Using your own place

Registration for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024 events is open now.

If you already have a place in the 5k or 10k races and wish to use them to fundraise for Bliss Scotland, let us know by registering for your free running vest below.

Charity places

We do offer a limited number of charity places for the 5k and 10k races. To secure your place you must pay a non-refundable registration fee and agree to raise a minimum sponsorship amount before the day of the race.

10k Race

Registation fee = £10
Minimum sponsorship = £150

5k Race

Registration fee = £5
Minimum sponsorship = £100

Date:  Saturday 25th May, 2024

Location:  Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Registration fee:  £10 (10k) £5 (5k)

Fundraising pledge:  £150 / £100

Registration deadline:  Monday 13th May, 2024

Runners in the Edinburgh Marathon at Arthur Seat

What do I get when I join #TeamBliss?

  • A free Bliss running vest.
  • Lots of ideas and support to help make your fundraising easy and fun.
  • Access to the Bliss training hub for training guides and nutrition advice.
  • Access to our Team Bliss Runners Facebook group.

Let the whole family be part of Team Bliss.

Click here to sign up your child for one of the Junior races.