Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022



Registration: £10-£20 for individuals

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How far can you go? Choose your distance at this year's festival

Conquer Edinburgh Marathon Festival with #TeamNSPCC! Run this surprisingly flat course and take in the historic landmarks of Edinburgh. You can choose a variety of distances from 5k to the full 26.2 miles - perfect for runners of all levels.

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.


For a place in the Marathon on 29 May 2022 we ask that all our runners raise £450 and pay just £20 to register.

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Half marathon

For a place in the Half Marathon on 29 May 2022 we ask that all our runners raise £250 and pay just £20 to register.

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For a place in the 10k on 28 May 2022 we ask that all our runners raise £150 and pay just £10 to register.

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For a place in the 5k on 28 May 2022 we ask that all our runners raise £100 and pay just £10 to register.

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""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."
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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.

  • 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 team mates

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."
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Fundraising ideas

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As the world is changing daily, so is the way people are fundraising 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 and Virgin Money Giving are paid to the NSPCC once a week. This means that we can put every donation to use immediately – so we can continue to be there for children.

Here is our handy guide to how you might get your fundraising started during lockdown (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 can teach a musical instrument. If not why not reach out to friends and family to host a class on your behalf.
  • Have a clear out - £150
    Having a big sort out is great during anytime of the year. Sell your unwanted clothes and accessories online to rack up the cash.

You can also click here for our top tips on how to share your fundraising page during lockdown!


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