About the event

Established in 2003, Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland's largest mass participation running event, with over 35,000 runners and 100,000 spectators enjoying nine different race distances over two days. From the 5k, held in the stunning Holyrood Park, to the one of the UK's fastest marathons, there's something for everyone.



Entry fee


Minimum sponsorship


Register for this event

28 May - 29 May 2022

Already have a place and want to run for Barnardo's? Register below.

Edinburgh 5K:  £8 registration / £100 fundraising target

Edinburgh 10K:  £15 registration / £150 fundraising target

Edinburgh Half Marathon: £25 registration / £275 fundraising target

Edinburgh Marathon Place: £45 registration / £425 fundraising target

Hairy Haggis Team Relay: sign up with your own place – £400 fundraising target

To sign up for one of our charity places, please apply through the Edinburgh Marathon website, please email the Events Team email [email protected]

If you've already signed up with a standard entry through the official Edinburgh Marathon website and want to raise money for Barnardo’s you can let us know by filling in the owned place form above, getting in touch by phone or email or by amending your place on the Edinburgh Marathon website.

You can do this by signing into your My Details account on the Edinburgh Marathon website and choose Barnardo’s Scotland from the affiliate charity list. We will receive a notification when you do this, and will be in touch to welcome you to #TeamBarnardos.

What you get:

  • Constant inspiration and advice from the Barnardo's Events team – your very own, very determined personal support team
  • Your personalised Barnardo’s running vest – scientifically proven to make people cheer very loudly at you!*
  • Access to our training zone, containing training advice and plans

*Just ask anyone who’s worn one of our vests before

COVID Notice

With ongoing concerns around the current Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, here at Barnardo’s we are closely monitoring the situation regarding events that are due to be taking place over the coming months.

This event is currently due to go ahead and organisers are working to ensure the event is run in a covid-secure way. Of course, if things change and your event is postponed or cancelled, we’ll be sure to be in touch with participants.