Distances: Full or half marathon

As part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Weekend, around 30,000 runners take part in events 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
  • a charity vest to wear on the day
  • support to achieve your target from our dedicated team 
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • access to our fundraiser's Facebook group

Join our team with your Edinburgh half or full marathon place

Have you received a space in this years Edinburgh's half or full marathon event this year? We would love you to join our team and support Child Bereavement UK. 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!

Join our team with your own place


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 569048