Edinburgh Marathon Festival

  • EdinburghMap
  • 13.1 / 26.2 miles
  • 30 May 2021
  • Half Marathon Full Marathon
    Registration fee £19 £29
    Sponsorship pledge £199 £399
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The Edinburgh Marathon Festival's famously flat course is perfect for first-time runners, and more experienced athletes hoping to post a personal best.

Lined with spectacular sights and a supportive crowd, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival delivers an amazing experience; the perfect setting to run for Shelter in either the Festival's half or full marathon.

Secure your place at Edinburgh Marathon Festival

    Half Marathon Full Marathon
    Registration fee £19 £29
    Sponsorship pledge £199 £399

The fundraising commitment is the amount you pledge to raise through sponsorship. The more you raise, the more people we can help.

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Already have your own place?

If you’ve already secured a spot, you can use your place to help fight homelessness by running and fundraising for Shelter. We’d love for you to join the team – get in touch below.

Join team Shelter

All our fundraisers get the very best from us, including:

Perk - Running jersey

Shelter technical running top

Perk - Training Guide

Training plans created by our running partners Let’s Get Running

Perk - Personal trainer support

Personal trainer support

Perk - Fundraising support

Fundraising advice

We can't fight homelessness without your help

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The housing crisis is now a national emergency. We believe that a safe home is a fundamental need and basic moral right. By fundraising for Shelter in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival you can join the fight to defend that right.

Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound raised will make a difference.

It was the most amazing experience you will have and the Shelter team will look after you very well.

Peter Jordan

Want to know more? Check out our FAQ

We are here to help with any fundraising queries and we are more than happy to talk through ideas with you! We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving and our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here which includes our paper sponsorship form.

If you’re no longer able to take part, please let us know by emailing running@shelter.org.uk or cycling@shelter.org.uk, depending on your event.

Registration fees for charity places in events are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to someone else or deferred to the following year. If you secured your own place in the event, you’ll need to check the event’s refund policy, which you should be able to find on their website or on your registration confirmation.

If you become aware that your card has been used fraudulently, please contact your card provider.

If your donors would like a refund on the sponsorship they have given you, they’ll need to contact us directly with details of their payment.

We’re here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible, so do get in touch with us by emailing running@shelter.org.uk or cycling@shelter.org.uk depending on your event or call us on 0344 515 1190.

Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts on what Shelter can achieve, so please ensure you are confident in reaching this target before signing up to the event. The deadline for sending in your sponsorship is six weeks after race day.

We invest in places in charity events and each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

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