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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022



Registration fee: £1
Minimum sponsorship: £500
Registration fee: free
No minimum sponsorship
I have my own place

Join us at the world famous Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022 from 28 - 29 May, and choose your distance.

The fast and flat course takes in the historic city of Edinburgh and follows a stunning scenic route with fantastic views – it's perfect for beginners and those seeking to smash their personal best. Choose from a variety of distances from 5K to the full marathon. Soak up the experience and run your way towards a future where diabetes can do no harm.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival: coronavirus update

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival will now take place in 2022 on Saturday and Sunday, 28 - 29 May.

We are so grateful to you all for your ongoing support, and we are so proud to have you on the team. We will be with you every step and we promise to keep you updated if anything changes. We also have information and advice for people living with diabetes relating to the coronavirus outbreak, which you may find useful.

Charity place

If you're interested in one of our guaranteed charity places in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022. Registration now £1 for a limited time only. 

Register today


  • Registration fee: £1
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £500

Half Marathon

  • Registration fee: £1
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £250


  • Registration fee: £1
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £200


  • Registration fee: £1
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £150

Own place

Have you bought a place directly from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival race organiser? If so, you can still enjoy all of the benefits of being a part of our team, without having a minimum sponsorship target.

Our team goodies for everyone to enjoy

  • Full fundraising and training support
  • Personalised Diabetes UK running top
  • Free 'crazy hair' and 'bang bang sticks'
  • Loud cheers on race day
  • On-the-day runner's guide


If you're interested in volunteering for the Sunday event (half and marathon) please contact Gabby at

Volunteering with us:

  • Sunday 29 May 2022
  • Support our runners by volunteering at our cheer point or helping out at the charity village
  • Supportive and friendly team there to welcome you on the day

Got any questions?

We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Call our Fundraising events team on 0345 1232399, or email us at

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