Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Organiser: Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Start: 2023-05-27 08:30:00

Start: 25/05/2024
End: 26/05/2024

Run for MND Scotland in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024!

We are thrilled to offer charity places in all major races in the 2024 Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF), including the Edinburgh Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, 10k and 5k.

Starting on Holyrood Park Road with the picturesque backdrop of Holyrood Park, this incredible city centre route brings you past the impressive Surgeons’ Hall and the Festival Theatre then meanders down the historic Royal Mile, heading towards and past the somewhat controversial Scottish Parliament building as well as the Palace of Holyrood, before departing the Royal Park and heading east towards the coast. As you reach Musselburgh, you’ll run past the oldest golf course in the world before heading back along the coast to the beautiful finish line ahead!

By running as part of Team MND Scotland, every step you take and every penny you raise will bring us closer to our vision of a world without motor neuron disease. You’ll be helping us continue to fund pioneering research to find a cure and to support people with MND in Scotland, so they can spend the time they have left making precious memories with the ones they love.

The Edinburgh Marathon is the UK’s second-biggest marathon, behind only London, and was voted ‘Fastest Marathon in the UK’ by readers of Runner’s World. The EMF is suitable for all abilities; whether you’re a first time runner or a seasoned pro.

Saturday 25th May 2024

  • EMF 5k
  • EMF 10k

 Sunday 26th May 2024

  • EMF Team Relay
  • EMF Half Marathon
  • Edinburgh Marathon
You can sign up for an MND Scotland charity place by clicking the button below. Please note that the full and half marathon distances are now at capacity for all entry routes.  If you already have you own place, but would still like to fundraise for MND Scotland, please get in touch with our fundraising team by emailing christine.clark@mndscotland.org.uk or calling us 0141 332 3903.


Your support makes our work possible. All funds raised will help make time count for people living with MND today and fund the vital research which is bringing us closer to a cure. Thank you!

The minimum sponsorship requirements for each race are:

  • Edinburgh Marathon – £500 
  • Edinburgh Half Marathon – £300
  • Hairy Haggis Team Relay – £500 per team
  • Edinburgh 10K – £150
  • Edinburgh 5K – £100 

All MND Scotland runners will receive:

  • Printable sponsorship forms
  • Help to set up an online sponsorship page with JustGiving
  • Technical running t-shirt or running vest to wear on the day
  • Information on MND Scotland and fundraising
  • An invitation to our post-race reception and treats at the finish line (Sunday only) 

Sign up

Please click the button below to secure your EMF charity place for MND Scotland. Runners must be 18 years or over. If you have any other questions about the event itself, please get in touch with our Fundraising team at christine.clark@mndscotland.org.uk or on 0141 332 3903.

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