Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Join Team Red Cross for Scotland's biggest running festival.

Edinburgh marathon runner crosses the finish line.

25 May 2024 to 26 May 2024


Registration fee:
 Full Marathon: £19.50 (was £39)
Sponsorship target:
Full Marathon: £500
Minimum age:
Full Marathon: 18 years or older

For all enquiries, please get in touch with the Events team at Challenges@redcross.org.uk

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024 -applications closed

Thank you for your interest in joining Team Red Cross at the 2024 Edinburgh Half Marathon and Marathon, however our team is now full.

If you have your own place in the ballot and would like to run for the British Red Cross, please get in touch by using the 'Use your own place' button below or email our team at challenges@redcross.org.uk

Why run with the British Red Cross?

We help people in the UK and across the world get the support they need in an emergency. By joining Team Red Cross, you'll be raising funds for this important work.

As part of our Team, we'll be on hand to support you throughout your event.

Join Team Red Cross and get:

  • Support 
    We'll support you with training plans and fundraising materials.

  • A running vest
    Show your support by wearing a British Red Cross running vest.
  • Updates
    We'll make sure you're kept up to date about the impact your fundraising has on the work we do.
Runners taking part in running event.
It was an honour to be part of #TeamRedCross knowing how much they support so many people in need was the perfect incentive to keep running!
Becky – 2022 Team Red Cross runner  

Where is Edinburgh Marathon Festival?

The Edinburgh Marathon starts at Potterrow. The route then heads into the heart of the city before leading eastwards out towards the finish line on the Musselburgh coast.

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Already got a place for the Edinburgh Running Festival?

If you already have a place at the event, you can still be part of Team Red Cross. You’ll receive the same support as other team members but won’t have a fundraising target to reach – just raise as much as you can.

Use your own place

Have a question?

To learn more about the event including how to fundraise and prepare, check out our FAQs.