The Edinburgh Marathon Festival has gone virtual!

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many challenge events in 2020 have either been postponed or cancelled. However, you can still challenge yourself by taking part in the Virtual Edinburgh Marathon Festival. 

The beauty of a Virtual Challenge is that you can choose how and when you want to do it, which gives you plenty of time to train for the challenge and reach your fundraising target. The Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge can be completed any time until Thursday 31st December 2020 and allows you to achieve your 2020 vision of completing a marathon, half marathon, team relay, 100k or 5k distance. Don't forget you'll receive that all important medal and t-shirt!

Like the idea of taking part in the virtual Edinburgh Marathon event? Why not raise vital funds for Child Bereavement UK at the same time?  With no fundraising target to reach, all we ask is you represent Child Bereavement UK in one of our bright yellow running vests and raise as much as you can.

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and  when a child is facing bereavement. We aim to ensure the accessibility of high quality child bereavement support and information to all families and professionals by increasing our reach; plugging the gaps that exist in bereavement support and training across the country; and embedding standards in the sector.

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • Welcome email & fundraising pack from our challenge events team
  • Child Bereavement UK running vest to wear on the day 
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising and events team to achieve your fundraising target
  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher medal & keyring charm
  • Finisher presentation pack
  • Personalised finisher certificate
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Personalised Event Number posted to you
  • Personalised Event Information Pack, to help you prepare for your challenge
  • Downloadable audio countdown to kickstart your challenge in style
  • Your name on the EMF 2020 Virtual Challenge finisher listing

Want to register?

Want to register to take part in the Virtual Edinburgh Marathon Festival in aid of Child Bereavement UK?

Sign up now

For more information on this event or if you have any questions. please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected]