Distance: 13.1/26.2 Miles | Registration Fee: £50 | Fundraising Target: £500

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival attracts around 30,000 runners annually with thousands of cheering supporters on the side-line. With 9 races to choose from over the two day event, there really is something for everyone. 

This surprisingly flat course takes in the historic landmarks of Edinburgh as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline – it’s perfect for runners chasing a personal best.

Every mile you run and every penny you raise will help us to rebuild lives together.

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

As soon as I signed up for the marathon, the Child Bereavement UK team were fantastic, sending me training, fundraising and support tips, to helping with my fundraising; in fact they were there for pretty much anything I needed! On the day before the marathon I received a phone call to wish me luck and thank me for raising money for the charity and during the marathon there was a brilliant cheer squad to keep me going!

Karen ran Edinburgh in 2018 for Child Bereavement UK

Be part of our team

If you would like to be part of our 2022 team, you can do so in the following ways:

Purchase a charity place

If you would like the opportunity to take part in the 2022 Edinburgh Marathon, you can register for one of our charity places. Sign up now for £50 and register to run for Child Bereavement UK, all we ask is for you to raise a minimum of £500! 

Already got your place?

Did you receive a place in the 2022 Edinburgh Marathon and want to support Child Bereavement UK? There’s no minimum sponsorship, all we ask is for you raise as much as you can with the support of 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 give us a call on 01494 569049