Edinburgh Marathon festival

Join Team Red Cross in the world’s fastest marathon

Event-Edinburgh Marathon-Finish line

29 May 2021 to 30 May 2021


Registration fee:
Free entry
Sponsorship target:
Half Marathon: £300                        Full Marathon: £500
Minimum age:
Half Marathon: 17 years or older Full Marathon: 18 years or older

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Sharon Anderson at SharonAnderson@redcross.org.uk or by phone 07885 970077

Starting in the grounds of the historic University of Edinburgh, the route takes in iconic sights including the Scott Monument and the Royal Mile, before heading east towards the coast.

If you don’t fancy the distance, why not take on the half marathon, 10K or 5K?

Please note you will be taken to an external third party website to complete your registration.

Why run with the British Red Cross?

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. We’re part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, and we believe in the power of kindness. Every step you take and every pound you raise will help fund this work.

As part of Team Red Cross you will be supported throughout your event preparation. Our local fundraiser based in Scotland will be on-hand to encourage you with your fundraising, answer any questions you have and to thank you for all of your hard work.

You will also receive:

  • a comprehensive fundraising pack full of tips and advice to help you reach your sponsorship target
  • dedicated support, including training advice
  • a British Red Cross running vest once you've raised £100

Already got a place?

If you already have your own place in the Edinburgh Running Festival then you can still be part of Team Red Cross. You’ll receive the same support as all other team members but you won’t have a fundraising target to reach – just raise as much as you can.