Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Join us in Scotland's capital city on Bank Holiday weekend, and enjoy Edinburgh's famous historic skyline and the flat, fast route of the East Lothian coastline.

About the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Second only in size to the London Marathon, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is the biggest running event in Scotland attracting runners from all over the UK and beyond. It's flat finishing stretch, cool breeze, stunning backdrop of famous Edinburgh skyline and ideal date over a Bank Holiday weekend make it a fantastic event for first time runners and experienced runners looking to get a new personal best finish time.

The main event takes place on Sunday starting with the Half Marathon, followed by the Full Marathon and Hairy Haggis Team Relay.

There are a range of shorter races for all the family just next to the Queen's residence in Holyrood Park on Saturday.

Ballot entry

Entries for all the Edinburgh Marathon Festival events in 2019 are now open. If you are using your own ballot entry there's no minimum fundraising pledge and you still get all the great Team Bliss benefits. If you would like to use your own place to fundraise for Bliss next year, let us know.

Team Bliss charity places

Applications to join Team Bliss for the 2019 marathon are now open. Our charity places are a great way to help raise money for babies born premature or sick.

Date:  Sunday 26th May, 2019

Time:  8 a.m.

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration fee:  £20/£35

Fundraising pledge:  £300/600

Registration deadline:  Monday 29th April, 2019

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What will you receive if you join #TeamBliss?

  • A free Bliss running vest
  • Lots of ideas and support to help make your fundraising easy and fun
  • Support from our personal trainer who will provide training videos and guides and be on hand to answer any training or nutrition questions that you may have
  • An online forum to speak to other Team Bliss runners and share training and fundraising tips
  • Our #TeamBliss support to cheer you to the finish line.

What events can I sign up for?

There are 3 events happening on Sunday 26th May

Minimum Sponsorship: £600
Registration Fee: £35

Half Marathon
Minimum Sponsorship: £300
Registration Fee: £20

Hairy Haggis Team Relay
Minimum Sponsorship: £700 (per team)
Registration Fee: £40 (per team = £10 per person)

Looking to run a shorter distance?

Find out about how you can do the 10k, 5k or Junior Events in Holyrood Park on Saturday 25th May.

£10000 target

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Our 2019 Team Total

This year we hope to have our biggest team of Bliss runners at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. If you've already signed up for an EMF event, why not join Team Bliss to make a difference for babies needing neonatal care?

Start fundraising today

Get a flavour of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

See pictures of our Team Bliss runners at last year's Edinburgh Marathon Festival on flickr.