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Edinburgh Marathon 2024

  • Edinburgh
  • 26 May 2024
  • 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: TBC
  • Fundraising pledge: TBC

The Edinburgh Marathon course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK, ideal if it's your first marathon or if you're looking to achieve a personal best.

The fast and flat route takes in some of Edinburgh's most iconic sights and offers picturesque views of the East Lothian coastline.

Already have your own place?

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

Join Team Shelter

Have any questions?

Check our frequently asked questions or get in touch with our team.


Want to help out at this event? Sign up to volunteer.

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

  • a Shelter technical running top

  • training plans created by our running partners Let’s Get Running

  • personal trainer support

  • fundraising advice

Your run fuels the fight for home

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When you run for Shelter, you're joining us in defending the right to a safe home.

Thanks to fundraisers like you, last year we were able to give information, advice and support to 15,555 households through our emergency helpline and 15,846 through our local hubs.

Together with your help, we can continue to create long-term change and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society.

Frequently asked questions

How do I fundraise for my event?

We're here to help with any fundraising queries and are more than happy to talk through ideas with you. We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving.

Our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here, including our paper sponsorship form.

What happens if I can’t reach my fundraising pledge?

We're here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible. Get in touch by emailing or call us on 0344 515 1190.

Not reaching your sponsorship pledge affects what Shelter can achieve, so please make sure you're confident in reaching this target before signing up to the event.

Raising a minimum fundraising pledge

It's important to raise a minimum fundraising pledge, as we invest in places at charity events. Each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

You can reach your pledge through sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues, plus other forms of fundraising such as bake sales or quizzes.

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