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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022


Registration fee: Various

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Choose a distance to run for charity at the Edinburgh Marathon festival


Conquer Edinburgh Marathon Festival for charity and help us be here for children! Run this surprisingly flat course and take in the historic landmarks of Edinburgh. You can choose a variety of distances to run from 5k and 10k on 28th May, to the Half Marathon or full 26.2 mile marathon on 29th May - perfect for runners of all levels who want to play their part in making this year a better year for children!

Why take part?

  • Receive world-class training tips and tailored support from our training partners.
  • Wear your own NSPCC running vest with iron-on letters so our supporters can cheer you on!
  • You'll be doing something amazing for children.


Registration is £20 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £450 to support our work.

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Half marathon

Registration is £20 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £250 to support our work.

Get a charity place


Registration is £10 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £150 to support our work.

Get a charity place


Registration is £10 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £100 to support our work.

Get a charity place

""Your training ethos makes complete sense and is such a smart way to train. I felt fully supported and after following the plan for some weeks I began to feel like a 'REAL' runner. It's life changing and empowering."
Event participant

Already got a place?

If you’ve already bought your place in the 2022 Edinburgh Marathon Festival, we'd love to welcome you to the team as an own place runner.

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Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey. You'll get:

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals.
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well.
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants.
  • NSPCC Facebook and Strava groups to help you keep in touch with your teammates.

Get started today with our dedicated running training zone. You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

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"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Charity fundraising ideas

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As the world is changing daily, so is the way people are fundraising for charity and asking for sponsorship. We’re here to help you think of fundraising in a different and safe way during this time.

Did you know… Donations made via Just Giving are paid to the NSPCC once a week. This means we put every donation to use immediately - so we can continue to be there for children.

Here's our handy guide to how you might get your fundraising started (and have fun at the same time!):

  • Online pub quiz - £100
    You don’t need to be at your local to hold a quiz. Get online and use a video conference platform to host one instead. Ask individuals to donate in return for taking part. 

  • Hold an online class - £100
    You may be a teacher, fancy yourself as a fitness guru or think you can teach a musical instrument. Why not reach out to friends and family and host a class?

  • Have a clear out - £150
    Having a big sort out is great during any time of the year. Sell your unwanted clothes and accessories online to rack up the cash.

Questions about your charity run?

Email us on running@nspcc.org.uk with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support you 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.