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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024



Registration fee: free
No minimum sponsorship
I have my own place

Join us at the world famous Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024 from 25 - 26 May, and choose your distance.

The fast and flat course takes place 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: 

Charity place

General entries are now available via the Edinburgh Marathon website.

Our charity places are now sold out


  • Registration fee: £10
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £500

Half Marathon

  • Registration fee: £10
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £250


  • Registration fee: £10
  • Minimum sponsorship target: £200


  • Registration fee: £10
  • 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 Fan Clapper
  • Loud cheers on race day
  • On-the-day runner's guide


If you're interested in volunteering on the Sunday (half and full marathon) please contact the team at

Volunteering with us:

  • Sunday 26 May 2024
  • 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 team on 0345 1232399, or email us at

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