Edinburgh Marathon Festival

  • Edinburgh, UK
  • 30 May 2021
  • 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles
    A stream of runners jog through the countryside outside Edinburgh

    The Edinburgh Marathon Festival's famously flat course is perfect for first-time runners and for more experienced athletes hoping to post a personal best.

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

    Secure your place at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

    Half Marathon - £19 registration fee, £199 sponsorship fee

    Full Marathon - £29 registration fee, £299 sponsorship fee

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

    Already have your own place?

    If you’ve already secured a spot, you can use your place to help fight homelessness by cycling 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

    We can't fight homelessness without your help

    A man in headphones waves as he runs the in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

    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 is the most amazing experience you will ever have, and the Shelter team will look after you very well.

    – Peter Jordan

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    The green hills of Edinburgh and the marathon taking place in the distance