Edinburgh Marathon 2024

  • Edinburgh
  • 26 May 2024
  • 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: To be confirmed
  • Sponsorship pledge: To be confirmed

The Edinburgh Marathon course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK, so it's ideal if it’s your first marathon or you're looking to achieve a personal best.

The fast and flat route takes in some of Edinburgh's most iconic sights and offers picturesque views of the East Lothian coastline.

If you already have your entry booked

If you’ve already secured a spot, you can use your place to help fight homelessness by running with us. We’d love for you to join the team – get in touch below.

Run with us

All our fundraisers get the very best from us, including:

  • A Shelter Scotland technical running top

  • Training plans created by our running partners Let’s Get Running

  • Personal trainer support

  • Fundraising advice

We can't fight homelessness without your help

A Royal Parks Half marathon male runner smiles into camera centre justified

Want to challenge yourself for Shelter Scotland? Take a look at our runs, challenges and options if you want to organise your own event.

When you take part in an event for Shelter Scotland, you're joining us in defending the right to a safe home.

Whether you run, dance, walk miles in your kilt or crawl through mud, every pound you raise helps us to fight the housing emergency.

Thanks to fundraisers like you, in 2022/23 almost 17,000 people got advice through our helpline and webchat services, and our online advice pages were visited over one million times.

Together we can continue to create long-term change and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society.

Find out more about running for Team Shelter Scotland

How to fundraise for your event

If you're injured or can no longer participate.

Please email us at communityscotland@shelter.org.uk if you’re no longer able to take part in your event.

Registration fees for charity places in events are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to someone else or deferred to the following year. If you secured your own place in the event, you’ll need to check the event’s refund policy, which you should be able to find on their website or on your registration confirmation.

Your donors must contact us directly with details of their payment if they would like a refund on the sponsorship they have given you.

Please contact your card provider if you become aware that your card has been used fraudulently.

If you can’t reach your fundraising pledge

We’re here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible, so do get in touch with us by emailing communityscotland@shelter.org.uk

Please ensure you are confident in reaching your target before signing up to the event. Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts what Shelter Scotland can achieve.

The deadline for sending in your sponsorship is six weeks after race day.

Why you have to raise a minimum sponsorship pledge

We invest in places at charity events and each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival view

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