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Run Edinburgh

Join in this incredible festival of running, with fast city centre routes along the picturesque backdrop of this historic city you'll be sure to remember this experience and leave with a burgeoning desire to return. All of this whilst fundraising to help communities realise their right to clean water, safe toilets and good hygiene.

Choose your distance and grab your place...


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Choose your distance

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Challenge yourself

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Limited places available

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24/25th May


The Event

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  • Second largest UK marathon
  • Voted fastest UK marathon course by Runners World
  • Iconic landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Palace of Holyrood, Musselburgh
  • Finisher’s medal, t-shirt and keyring
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  • Fabulously fast and flat
  • 90m descent down to sea level
  • Iconic landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Palace of Holyrood, Musselburgh
  • Finisher’s medal, t-shirt and keyring
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  • Taking place on the Saturday of the festival
  • Stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park and Arthurs Seat
  • Views of Edinburgh castle
  • Finisher’s medal, t-shirt and keyring

These challenges are in aid of the award-winning water charity Dig Deep. Through fundraising for your challenge, not only will you reduce the direct cost of your run, you will transform the lives of thousands of people in East Africa by helping them to realise their right to clean water.

St Theresa Primary School drinking water

Costs and Fundraising

Join our team, pledge to fundraise for Dig Deep and secure yourself one of our discounted charity places in your chosen event.

Registration Fees:
Marathon: £75

Half Marathon: £50

10km: £20

Minimum Fundraising Target:

Marathon: £750

Half Marathon: £350

10km: £250

The funds you raise by taking on this challenge will help save lives, improve education, empower women and girls and strengthen livelihoods.

Find out more about our charitable mission here.

It is completely your decision how you reach this target. You may wish to fundraise the whole amount, mix fundraising with self-funding parts or self-fund the whole amount. We are committed to offering comprehensive fundraising support to all of our fundraisers, designed to help you to figure out what will work best for you.

Find out more about our fundraising support here.

What's included

  • Newly designed Dig Deep running T-shirt

  • Your race entry, finisher medal, t-shirt and keyring

  • Charity donation to help bring clean water to the communities of Bomet County, Kenya.

  • Full time fundraising support from the experienced Dig Deep team

  • Personalised fundraising training call upon signing up

  • Online fundraising resources website

  • Peer to peer forums

  • Monthly fundraising support schedule

  • Pre-challenge support and advice

  • Public liability insurance for fundraising events (on request)

What's not included

  • Travel to and from your race location

  • Accommodation at your race location (if required)

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