Distance: 13.1 Miles | Registration Fee: £30 | Fundraising Target: £300

The Edinburgh Half Marathon, is one of many events that is a part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Weekend. The weekend attracts around 30,000 runners annually with thousands of cheering supporters on the side. 

This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world's elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. 

Every mile you run and every penny will support our work with bereaved families. 

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying. We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack from our events team
  • a Child Bereavement UK running vest to wear on the day with iron-on letters
  • support from our dedicated fundraising and events team to achieve your target
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • access to our online Facebook group, where other fundraisers share training and fundraising advice

Ways you can join our team

Purchase a charity place

Want to take part in the 2023 Edinburgh Marathon Marathon Event by registering for one of our charity places? Sign up now to register to run for Child Bereavement UK and support our work with bereaved families and children across the UK.

Register Now

Already have your own place

Received a space in this years Edinburgh Half Marathon event? We would love you to join our team this year and support Child Bereavement UK's rebuilding lives. There’s no minimum sponsorship, all we ask is you raise as much as you can - you'll still receive the same support from our dedicated fundraising team!

Own Place Form

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or call us on 01494 569049